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IoD Wales has more than 700 members, led by director Robert Lloyd Griffiths, and is headquartered at the historic Park House Club, in the heart of Cardiff.

We have a dedicated committee to assist businesses whether through representation or by organising events, seminars and conferences. The committee promotes business excellence through its support of training and development courses and annual occasions such as the Director of the Year awards. We also host networking and social gatherings for members.

About North Wales branch

The North Wales branch has around 160 members and is led by chair Helen Watson. Her role, with the help of the volunteer committee and IoD staff, is to support local members and organise insightful and valuable business events in the area.

About South Wales branch

The South Wales branch has around 550 members and we operate an Ambassador scheme whereby members take responsibility for geographic and business areas. Information and market intelligence is directed into the main IoD Wales Office.

Wales Young Directors Forum

The YDF in South Wales aims to provide opportunities for younger, less experienced directors and executives to learn both from each other and from the more experienced business leaders who attend the events. We are currently in the process of establishing a YDF in North Wales.

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Policy in Wales

Historically, policy has been dealt with at the IoD headquarters in Pall Mall, and that remains the case for issues where the UK has the lead. But an increasing number of policy issues of relevance to business are determined in Cardiff Bay, not Westminster. Support for business, infrastructure investment, planning, education, skills, business rates and environmental regulation are among those activities devolved to the Welsh government.

Decisions taken in Cardiff have a direct impact on business in Wales and the competitiveness of the Welsh economy. In recognition of this, IoD Wales attaches great importance to engaging with the government to influence policies in ways that will assist rather than hinder growth, including playing a prominent role in the Council for Economic Renewal.

To maximise the returns on our resources, we must engage selectively. Regular priorities in our dealings with the Welsh government include modernising and enhancing infrastructure, providing a workforce fit for the 21st century, and increasing the role of the private sector in delivering public services. It is a reflection of IoD Wales’s standing in Cardiff that we are asked to lead on these issues.

We also respond where possible to Welsh (or indeed UK) government consultations, always with members' interests at heart.

IoD Wales sponsored by:

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Contact IoD Wales

For more information, please contact

029 2038 9990


Branch and staff contacts can be found on the main Contacts tab

IoD Wales
The Park House Club
20 Park Place
CF10 3DQ