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IoD launches search for new West Yorkshire chairperson

08 Jun 2017

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The Institute of Directors is seeking a new chairman to become the voice of business for West Yorkshire.

Current chairman Jonathan Oxley, member and director of Lupton Fawcett, has completed a successful term as Yorkshire and Humber regional chairman and West Yorkshire branch chairman.

The successful candidate will work alongside branch committees to ensure that the views of West Yorkshire businesses are represented within the IoD’s national policy voice.

IoD regional director Natalie Sykes said: “Jonathan has done an incredible job as chairman of West Yorkshire and led us through a transformational period. He will be a hard act to follow. The new chairman will work alongside our newly-launched Ambassador network - a group of high-profile business leaders who represent and promote the interests of the IoD in their area. This voluntary position is open to all members who reside or work in West Yorkshire. The successful candidate will promote the profile of the IoD across our region by engaging with local businesses and other stakeholders including local authorities and universities.”

Interested candidates should send their CV and covering letter to IoD Yorkshire by 19 June. 

Interviews will take place in the weeks beginning 20 & 27 June.

All media enquiries to 

Richard Abbott  Clare Walker 

Cicada Communications on 01423 567 111.

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.


Contact IoD Yorkshire

For any membership enquiries please contact branch manager Helena Drake

[email protected]

0113 539 8781

See all our contacts here.

IoD Yorkshire & North East
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