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IoD Appoints Andrew Palmer as Ambassador

15 Mar 2017

IoD Yorkshire new Ambassador

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Andrew Palmer as an Ambassador for the Harrogate district.

The Ambassador network consists of high-profile business leaders who represent and promote the IoD in their area and grow the region’s voice on national policy matters.

Andrew is the chief executive of North of England Excellence (NoEE), a not-for-profit membership organisation that helps businesses on the journey to excellence through collaboration, networking and training.

He was a director of business organisation CBI in Yorkshire and the Humber and, more recently, Scotland.

The University of Sheffield graduate has also worked as a bio-medical scientist with the National Blood Authority and a business journalist on the Yorkshire Post.

He said: “I have a passion for helping individuals and organisations to succeed and achieve their full potential. That is one of the IoD’s core propositions so I’m delighted to come on board.”

Jon Geldart, chairman of the IoD in North Yorkshire, said: “Andrew will be a tremendous asset to the IoD in North Yorkshire. I’m looking forward to working with him as we grow our membership base and support directors with first-class events and learning.”

This year, the IoD launched IoD Advance, the biggest shake-up to its membership in 40 years, taking advantage of technology to bring directors together to learn, network and share best practice.

Other IoD Ambassadors include Caroline Pullich, who leads Barclays Business and Corporate Bank in West Yorkshire, Wakefield businessman Hugh Taylor and Surfachem managing director Richard Smith.


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Photo caption: Andrew Palmer, IoD ambassador

Notes to editors

  • 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 35,000 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, with 15 UK centres (including three in London, Reading, Birmingham, Cardiff, Manchester, Nottingham, Norwich, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast) and one in Paris, 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 

Contact IoD Yorkshire

For any membership enquiries please contact branch manager Helena Drake

0113 539 8781

See all our contacts here.

IoD Yorkshire & North East
Old Broadcasting House
Woodhouse Lane

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