• 6 Oct 2022
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Introduction to IoD’s Certificate in Company Direction Programme

Sample and experience an element of course content alongside other delegates and IoD’s course leader. Get a feel for how IoD’s director training is delivered.

• Kick start your professional development journey
• Free - information session
• Meet a course leader and Chartered Director

Have you been considering how you can enhance your impact and performance as a director? Do you want to gain the latest tools and techniques from expert practitioners who have a wealth of experience in board rooms across the globe?

If you answered “yes” then this may be the most useful session you take this year. We warmly invite you to find out more about our gold standard Certificate in Company Direction. 

Whether you’re a newly appointed director, aspiring to a seat on the board, or want to improve performance with fresh insight, the IoD Certificate in Company Direction, Bachelors level (SCQF) qualification will equip you with the core knowledge and awareness needed to function effectively as a director. 

As the only institute in the world to offer qualifications for directors under Royal Charter, influential figures from business and beyond continue to recommend IoD professional development programmes for executive and non-executive directors. 

The session will be interactive featuring a Q&A with the course leader and Chartered Director and will also include a teaser activity from one of the Certificate in Company Direction modules.

Programmes (Role of the Director, Finance, Strategy & Leadership) can be taken individually or as part of the full Certificate, forming the first step towards the Chartered Director journey.

You will discover also what it means to be a Chartered Director, and will have the opportunity to hear direct experiences from a member of our Chartered Director alumni. 

From practical pointers about our examination process, learning outcomes from our four modules and the opportunity to ask questions you can expect to finish the session having a comprehensive understanding of our Certificate Programme. 

Most importantly you will understand its invaluable benefits to your development as a director, and how that reach can extend beyond you to the boardroom, your organisation and its stakeholders. 

The session will begin with a teaser on the roles and responsibilities of a director- to get you thinking!

We look forward to welcoming you to this friendly and informative session.


Damon Clark CDir

Damon was a founder of the Brandwidth Group an International Marketing Services business with offices in Windsor, London and California. The Group was sold to an AIM listed Company in 2018.

An experienced dealmaker, Damon specialises in creating new businesses and value through start-ups, merger, joint venture and acquisition. He has then sold many of these businesses

As a marketeer he used his skills to work with the biggest Companies in the World; Apple in Technology, Toyota in Passenger Vehicles, Inter-Continental Hotels in Hospitality, Visa in Finance and Japanese Tobacco in Tobacco & E-Cigarettes.

He holds a portfolio of Non-Executive director positions and has in the past held roles in local Government and various Charities.

He has sat on many Boards and Board committees driving Shareholder value and better Governance using a mix of entrepreneur perspective, director skills, practical experience, risk management, operating knowledge as well as acting as a mentor and using his wide-ranging senior contacts.

Damon is a Chartered Marketer and Chartered Director and regularly speaks about leadership at conferences and events, and guest lectures for a range of organisations and business schools.

Tsira Kemularia CDir

Tsira is an experienced International finance leader with diverse professional experience spanning over 20 years. She has a deep knowledge of commodity trading risk management, financial controls, Mergers & Acquisition, strategy, governance standards development and independent assurance. Currently Vice President of Corporate and UK Country Controller in Shell International. Tsira has a responsibility for the financial management of the corporate segment comprising Shell’s non-operating activities including Treasury, Pensions and the Group holding companies and structures. She is part of the Executive team of the Shell UK and a Board Member.

Over the last 3.5 years Tsira has served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the systemic financial institution headquartered in Tbilisi, Georgia TBC Bank Group PLC, listed on the LSE in Premium FTSE 250 Segment. Since 2021, she is a Senior Independent Director, she has chaired Governance and Nominations Committee, has served on Risk, Remuneration committees and currently continues to serve on Audit and ESG & Ethics Committees. Tsira represents staff to the Supervisory Board in her role as a Staff Ambassador through her workforce engagement.

Tsira is a Georgian who has left her native country after the collapse of the Soviet Union to pursue her education in the United States where she obtained a degree in International Trade and Finance & Economics from Louisiana State University, USA. In 2022 she also completed her Chartered Directorship with Institute of Directors.

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