IoD strengthens Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire team
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed a vice-chair and two new ambassadors to its Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire branch team.
Paul Eeles, chief executive of the Nottingham-based Skills and Education Group, is vice-chair and interim chair. He is also the branch’s skills and education ambassador.
Paul has spent more than 10 years at Skills and Education Group, which supports the development of further education colleges and skills providers through professional development initiatives and the group’s awarding bodies.
He was chair of the Federation of Awarding Bodies, the trade association for awarding bodies in the UK, for four years up to the end of 2020.
Stacey Green has been appointed as diversity and inclusion ambassador.
The professional dancer and singer is co-founder of the TIRED Movement, which aims to improve racial equality in the dance industry, and of the Freedom Foundation, which delivers programmes to children and young people in schools using the creative arts to enhance emotional wellbeing.
As diversity and inclusion ambassador, she will help to ensure that the IoD is an open and fair organisation that offers a warm welcome and equal opportunities for all directors to connect and develop.
Greg Simpson, managing director of Press for Attention PR, has joined the team as PR and communications ambassador. As well as running his own business for the past 13 years, Greg is also a regional champion for Nottingham with Enterprise Nation and a committee member for Nottingham Professional Services.
IoD Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire is in the process of recruiting a new chair. It is the largest branch in the IoD East Midlands region, with more than 500 members.
The IoD has secured vital support for directors during the Covid-19 pandemic, including financial assistance for wage bills and changes to insolvency rules.