The Institute of Directors (IoD) is recruiting for a new chair to lead its East Yorkshire branch.
The Institute is looking to appoint a highly experienced person who can be a “leader of leaders”.
Reporting into Yorkshire and North East regional chair Delroy Beverley, the chair will work alongside a team of branch ambassadors to represent and amplify the views and experiences of local directors within the IoD’s influential Policy Voice programme.
The chair has responsibility for setting professional standards, providing board leadership and offering commercial business guidance. They will offer direct support to members across East Yorkshire.
The successful person will build business connections and professional development and be a guiding influence for directors across the county.
The IoD has secured vital support for directors during the Covid-19 pandemic, including financial assistance for wage bills and changes to insolvency rules. Through Policy Voice, it provided government with first-hand reports from those dealing with the crisis.
The voluntary position is open to IoD members who live or work in East Yorkshire.
Delroy Beverley, chair of IoD Yorkshire and North East, said: “The successful candidate will be a figurehead for East Yorkshire directors, a leader of leaders who will amplify their voices and provide regular opportunities to expand their network and skills. As we emerge from the pandemic, the IoD will support directors to lead their organisations and build back stronger.
“Our new chair will be someone who inspires a team of professional colleagues through the promotion of new ways of working that will drive change and challenge established thinking to achieve the IoD’s aims and ambitions.
“We are looking for a leader who is keen, ambitious and flexible – a creative, strategic thinker and excellent communicator who is good at networking and building positive fruitful relationships in order to get the best out of people.”
The new chair will succeed Pat Coyle of law firm Rollits, who has completed her full term.
Interested candidates should send their CV and a persuasive covering letter to [email protected] by 21 February setting out why they are the right person for the role. Interviews will take place in the week commencing 22 February.