IoD unveils new leadership duo for Peterborough
The Institute of Directors (IoD) is to expand its presence in the Peterborough area following two key appointments.
Philip Worrall and Julian Webb have been appointed as joint vice-chairs of the IoD Cambridgeshire branch, with a brief to support and represent directors in the Peterborough area.
The new look leadership team will forge connections between directors through a calendar of regional events and professional development training. They will also ensure that Peterborough-based directors are represented within the IoD’s powerful lobbying voice.
The appointments follow last month’s appointment of Prof Rameen Shakur, founder and chair of Cambridge Heartwear, as chair of the IoD Cambridgeshire branch.
Philip Worrall has more than 40 years’ experience in the clothing industry. As a global sourcing and production director, he has advised international retailers and brands including John Lewis, Ben Sherman and Alfred Dunhill. He now spends his time advising and supporting young directors.
Financial professional Julian Webb runs Change2Achieve and has considerable experience of leading, coaching and consulting with SMEs as they go through major change. He has held senior leadership positions for more than 35 years and runs a series of popular Mastermind business events in Peterborough.
Philip said: “I am excited to take on this role and work with my colleagues in Peterborough to ensure the voice of this fantastic area is heard loud and clear. I am passionate about greater diversity within the IoD and will be pushing hard to ensure we achieve this goal in the Peterborough area.”
Julian added: “I’m looking forward to driving the IoD forward in Peterborough. Our Mastermind groups were established to create a safe, positive and encouraging space for directors and leaders to come together and share ideas and challenges. We are planning to expand our presence in the city and surrounding area so that directors can benefit from even more connections, collaboration and influence.”