• 10 Jan 2023
  • Online
  • CPD

Diversifying our membership

South West Chartered Director Event Series

Sharing ideas and identifying actions

A conversation within this group’s meetings to date, and of course elsewhere, is how we make sure that the CDir community is reflective of the demographic of the IoD membership - which isn’t as diverse as it could or should be, but is certainly improving. This virtual session will be hosted and facilitated by a chartered director and will explore ideas for what we can do in our businesses and as the IoD.

This event is for South West IoD Members who are Chartered Directors or who are on their journey to CDir and have completed up to two modules of the Certificate in Company Direction or Diploma. While the series is designed to help build the South West CDir network, and assist those on the journey to CDir, members satisfying this criteria, but who from the other regions and nations, are welcome.

If you are unable to join us on this occasion do book on to the next event in our Chartered Director event series both face to face and online - see full event listing here


Dr Roger Griffith MBE

Roger is a social entrepreneur, lecturer and engaged in several community and social action projects. These initiatives include consultation, media, employment and diversity activities. He was the Executive Chair for 11 years at Ujima Radio where he is also a broadcaster. In the turbulent 1980’s Roger had long periods of unemployment before rediscovering education. He rose from a trainee to a senior manager in local government where he specialised in social housing, empowering communities and working on a number of schemes to develop BAME (Black Asian Minority Ethnic) staff.

Nick Sturge

After working at the UK semiconductor business Inmos, Nick co-founded Motion Media Technology which listed in 1996.
Nick then grew the SETsquared Bristol Centre to be ranked the world’s top university business incubator, in 2015, 2018 & 2019, and in 2013, co-founded Engine Shed, a collaboration between Bristol University and Bristol City Council, to drive sustainable and inclusive growth. He handed that over to his successor 2019.
Nick, a Chartered Director, is now a portfolio NED and strategic adviser and was awarded an MBE for services to the digital economy in 2019.

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