IoD boosts Norfolk team with key appointments
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has further strengthened its Norfolk branch with three key appointments, including Garry Mansell as vice-chair.
Jenni Nicholls becomes the branch’s new sustainability ambassador while Darren Chapman joins as cyber and information security ambassador.
The appointments follow the recent arrival of Gary Parker, associate director at EY Breakthrough Incentives, as the new chair of IoD Norfolk.
The IoD is a membership organisation for directors, which provides connections, professional development and influence.
Jenni Nicholls is marketing and sustainability manager at EPI Group, an independent consultancy and provider of integrated technical services to the energy industry.
She has worked globally, both on and offshore in South America, the Gulf of Mexico, North Sea, West Africa and Indonesia. Her wealth of technical and commercial knowledge helped EPI to achieve Carbon Neutral status in 2021.
Garry Mansell initially worked in the procurement industry, including 22 years at Mars, before moving on to build, run and invest in start-up businesses. He also chairs a digital marketing company in Norwich.
Garry has worked throughout Europe, the USA and Asia and is a former chairman of both the British and the European Shippers Councils. He is a regular speaker at industry events, schools and universities on procurement, supply chains and entrepreneurship.
Darren is director and principal security consultant at Norwich-based cyber security consultancy CyberScale. He has worked in the IT and technology industry for more than 20 years.
He is an advisory group member at The Cyber Resilience Centre for the East, helping businesses become more secure and resilient with regard to cyber crime.
Gary Parker, chair of IoD Norfolk, said: “As someone with a passion for helping SMEs to achieve their full potential, I am delighted to welcome Garry, Jenni and Darren – three individuals that offer vast skill and experience in this area.
“Whether it’s securing investment, meeting sustainability targets or ensuring digital resilience, we will support local directors to meet challenges, achieve growth and contribute to the prosperity of the Norfolk economy.”
The new look leadership team will ensure Norfolk directors are represented within the IoD’s influential lobbying voice. They will also forge connections between directors through a calendar of regional events and professional development training.
IoD Norfolk is one of five branches that makes up the IoD East of England region.