Influence engagement webinar ESG Priorities for UK companies

Join the IoD Kent Ambassadors ‘Influence’ Sub-Committee in a quarterly 60 minutes online presentation and discussion.

Join the IoD Kent Ambassadors ‘Influence’ Sub-Committee in a quarterly 60 minutes online presentation and discussion.

‘Better Directors Build a Better World’

The IoD believes that ‘Better Directors Build a Better World’. Over the next 3 years (2021- 2023) the newly formed IoD Kent Influence sub-committee will be reaching out on a quarterly basis to IoD Members in an online Presentation & Discussion format in support of this belief.

The IoD Kent Influence sub-committee comprises William English CBE, Chair & Ambassador for Policy and Corporate Governance, and Lesley Bennett, Senior Branch Manager for IoD Kent and SE Region.

Each event will be just 60mins long and include a guest speaker speaking for 15 minutes, followed by 25 minutes of open forum discussion on the chosen subject. In the last 5 minutes the Chair will sum up with some key take-aways and signposting to further study in the topic of the day.

We hope Members will find these events both intellectually stimulating and an opportunity to broaden their network across the IoD community.

Topic to be announced shortly.


Stephen Kirk

Stephen Kirk is CEO of SKCI and Board of two sustainability businesses: Planet Mark and Turnkey Group. He specialises in helping companies find ways to use technology to transform their business models and drive sustainable growth. Stephen has specific experience and expertise in developing growth strategies that also address ESG, climate change and sustainability. He is the Sustainability Ambassador for IOD Hampshire and is also a member of the IOD’s national Sustainability Task Force.

William English CBE, CDir, FIoD

William English CBE, has had a 36-year career serving across four continents in the Armed Forces.  Having worked at senior levels in cross-government policy development, as well as strategic and operational delivery, William also brings considerable experience working within multi-national organisations, including NATO, the European Union and the United Nations. William brings proven global strategic, political/military and media planning expertise to the board of OSTC Ltd Group as an Independent Non-Executive Director (INED). In addition, William is the Owner of his own multi-generational family business/estate in mid-Kent. William is IoD Kent Ambassador for Policy and Corporate Governance.

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