Jean Church MBE
Chair, IoD Wales
It is both a privilege and a pleasure to undertake the role of Chair, IoD Wales having held the South and West Wales Regional Chair role in 2008 – 2011.
The promotion of enterprise is critical in the further development of our economy and as a diverse region here in Wales in terms of business activities, sectors and geography, the opportunity to actively participate in creating a genuine business influence across Wales on behalf of our members will be a key driver.
The Institute of Directors is a business organisation for company directors, senior business leaders and entrepreneurs. It is the UK's longest running organisation for professional leaders and I am keen to encourage our members to actively manage their continued professional development. We are also keen to build our student programme representation across Wales.
A central mission of the IoD is to represent the views of members to government, campaigning for the big decisions that will deliver the business environment we need in order to thrive. We need to ensure we have an efficient and effective way of gleaning our members’ views on those decisions pertinent to Wales.
I will continue to work with Robert Lloyd Griffiths OBE our Director here in Wales to engage with academia and business networks to influence and support continued professional development for leaders and directors across Wales. Our members have access to a wide range of benefits that encompass professional development and qualification, practical research and policy papers and not least the phenomenal experience of our diverse membership. I will work to encourage the sharing of that experience and knowledge throughout Wales promoting connectivity, professionalism and localism as key member benefits.
Better Directors – Better Business – Better Economy.