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IoD appoints new chair for Worcester and the Marches

14 Sep 2021

IoD appoints new chair for Worcester and the Marches

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Michael Doolin to lead its Worcester and the Marches branch.



The IoD supports members to become better directors. Michael will work alongside a team of branch ambassadors to provide connections, professional development opportunities and an influential lobbying voice in the area.

Michael is managing director of Clover HR, which employs 25 people. He has more than three decades of experience in managing business growth, change and development in HR, working for companies including Ford, British Airways, PwC, DHL and DPD.

He has been an Associate Lecturer at Warwick Business School for the past 10 years and was previously a lay member of the Birmingham and Bristol Employment Tribunal panels.

Michael said: “It is an honour to become branch chair for this dynamic part of the Midlands business community. IoD members are like-minded individuals seeking to make a difference. We are engaged in changing the face and perception of business amongst an ever more diverse society that expects and demands more from senior leaders.”

Inez Brown, chair of IoD West Midlands, added: “We are delighted to welcome Michael on board to lead our active Worcester and the Marches branch. He will be the standard bearer for local directors, providing support and inspiration as we provide members with the tools to not just recover and rebuild but prosper.”

The Worcester and the Marches branch was created in 2020 as part of a geographical restructure of IoD West Midlands, designed to remove outdated boundaries. The branch chair role was previously held by commercial litigation lawyer Jo Hodgetts.

Inez Brown was appointed to lead IoD West Midlands in July. She is one of the leading figures in the region’s legal business community, with 20 years’ experience as a solicitor. 

Please contact Richard Abbott (richard@cicada-comms.com) or Clare Walker (clare@cicada-comms.com) at Cicada Communications. 

• The Institute of Directors (IoD) was founded in 1903 and obtained a Royal Charter in 1906. The IoD is a non-party political organisation with approximately 25,000 members in the United Kingdom and overseas. Membership includes directors from right across the business spectrum – from media to manufacturing, professional services to the public and voluntary sectors. Members include CEOs of large corporations as well as entrepreneurial directors of start-up companies. 
• The IoD provides an effective voice to represent the interests of its members to key opinion-formers at the highest levels. These include Government ministers and their shadows, parliamentary committee members, senior civil servants and think-tanks. IoD policies and views are actively promoted to the national, regional and trade media. Follow us on Twitter to get the IoD’s reaction on business and public policy issues. 
• The IoD offers a wide range of business services which include business centre facilities, conferences, networking events, virtual offices, issues-led guides and literature, as well as free access to business information and advisory services. The IoD places great emphasis on director development and has established a certified qualification for directors – Chartered Director – as well as running specific board and director-level training and individual career mentoring programmes. 
For further information, visit our website: www.iod.com 


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