Governance

Good governance starts with us

The IoD is charged with promoting good corporate governance for UK businesses. We strive to model best practice and ensure our own governance complies with the highest professional standards. Here’s an overview of our structure.

Director General

Jonathan Geldart is Director General of the Institute of Directors.

Jonathan Geldart

Director General

Biography

Institute Secretary

Kristina Lewis is Institute Secretary of the IoD. She is responsible for the internal governance of the organisation and acts as governance advisor to the board, council and committees of the IoD.

Kristina Lewis

Institute Secretary

Biography

Management team

The management team reports to the board and is responsible for the ongoing management of the IoD and day-to-day operational matters. It develops and delivers business plans and budgets.

Jonathan Geldart

Director General

Biography

Dr Roger Barker

Director of Policy and Corporate Governance

Biography

Richard Townsend

Commercial Director

Biography

Kirsty McManus

National Director, Northern Ireland

Biography

Paul Adams

National Director, England

Biography

Board

The board is responsible for leading the IoD, setting its values, standards, aims and objectives and delivering them in line with the objects of the Royal Charter. The board is composed of the chair, a majority of non-executive directors and the director general and executive directors.

Patrick Macdonald

Non-Executive Chair

Biography

John Watson

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Femi Bamisaiye

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Deborah Davis CDir

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Amaechi Nsofor

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Alexander Simpson

Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director

Biography

Dr Suzy Walton CDir

Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Accreditation and Standards Committee

Biography

Jonathan Geldart

Director General

Biography

Robin Watson CBE

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Ieda Gomes Yell

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Anita Bernie

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Graeme Jenkins

Non-Executive Director

Biography

Council

The council acts in an oversight and advisory capacity as guardian of the institute, representing the interests of its members and holding its board to account for the delivery of the objects of the institute contained in its Royal Charter.

Jean Church MBE

Chair Council and Senior Independent Council Member

Biography

Elected Members

Anneliese Reinhold

Elected Member

Biography

David Langworth CDir

Elected Member

Biography

Marie McHugh OBE

Elected Member

Biography

Andrew Griffiths

Elected Member

Biography

Dr. Eelco Fiole CDir

Elected Member

Biography

Kahumbya Bashige

Elected Member

Biography

Mehrdad Mansourpour

Elected Member

Derek McIntyre

Elected Member

Robert Stansbury

Elected Member

Regional Representatives

Rick Denton

International

Biography

Aidan O’Carroll

Scotland

Biography

Brian Hall CDir

West Midlands

Biography

Nomination committee

The nomination committee is a joint committee of the board and council. It comprises board and council members and is responsible for approving the principles and processes for appointment of all IoD officers and evaluation of the IoD’s governance functions.

Jean Church MBE

Chair

Brian Hall CDir

Committee Member

Dr Suzy Walton CDir

Committee Member

John Watson

Committee Member

Patrick Macdonald

Committee Member

Alex Simpson

Committee Member

David Langworth CDir

Committee Member

Anneliese Reinhold

Committee Member

Committees of the board

Audit and risk committee

The function of the audit and risk committee is to monitor and review the integrity of the IoD’s financial statements and challenge the governance, risk management and internal controls system.

John Watson

Chair

Aidan O'Carroll

Committee Member

Amaechi Nsofor

Committee Member

Dr Suzy Walton CDir

Committee Member

Graeme Jenkins

Committee Member

Remuneration committee

This committee is responsible for developing and maintaining formal and transparent policies for remuneration. It advises on the compensation and terms of employment for senior members of staff and executive directors.

Femi Bamisaiye

Chair

Deborah Davis CDir

Committee Member

Dr Suzy Walton CDir

Committee Member

Patrick Macdonald

Committee Member

Robin Watson

Committee Member

Accreditation and standards committee

This committee is responsible for approving the standards and competencies required of directors and boards and the methods used to assess them. It is also responsible for independent assurance of the Chartered Director programme.

Dr Suzy Walton CDir

Chair

James Gambrell

Committee Member

Robert Smith

Committee Member

Suzy Brain England CDir

Committee Member

Carmel McKinney

Committee Member

John Warden

Committee Member

Assessment committee

The assessment committee is a sub-committee of the accreditation and standards committee and is ultimately responsible for the quality assurance of the Chartered Director examination and assessment processes.

Mick Walker

Chair

Graham Hudson

Committee Member

Lucy Courtenay

Committee Member

Heather Venis

Committee Member

Angela Hopkins

Committee Member

Michelle Meadows

Committee Member

IoD CENTRE FOR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Promoting collaboration and dialogue

Explore current issues in corporate governance, company stewardship and ESG for the benefit of the business community and wider society.

Good Business Charter

The IoD is a member of the Good Business Charter. The charter sets out minimum standards in 10 areas of business behaviour: real living wage, fairer hours and contracts, employee wellbeing, employee representation, diversity and inclusion, environmental responsibility, paying fair tax, commitment to customers, ethical sourcing, and prompt payment to suppliers.

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