IoD appoints new Northern Ireland Chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed John Hansen to lead the organisation in Northern Ireland.

A chartered accountant, John is non–executive chairman of Titanic Quarter Limited. He also sits on the business funding committee of Invest NI and holds directorships in other companies.

John’s experience spans a raft of senior roles across the accountancy sector. He was previously partner in charge at KPMG in Northern Ireland and was KPMG’s international representative to KPMG Greece for two years. Prior to that he was a partner at RSM Chartered Accountants.

The IoD supports its members to become better directors. John will work alongside a team of branch ambassadors to provide connections, professional development opportunities and an influential lobbying voice for business in Northern Ireland.

John said:

 “IoD Northern Ireland plays a key role in supporting not only homegrown businesses, but also international companies based in the region. I have sat on the committee for a number of years and recognise that these are challenging times for directors across all sectors. I look forward to working with colleagues to support our membership in improving their networks and professional development to help them successfully grow their businesses.

I would like to thank outgoing Chair, Gordon Milligan OBE for his huge achievements and commitment to IoD over the past six years.”

IoD Nations Director for Northern Ireland, Kirsty McManus said:

“I am delighted to welcome John to his new role as Chair of Northern Ireland. He brings a wealth of financial and leadership skills and experience which will be invaluable to our members as we support them in their journey with the IoD.”

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The IoD supports directors and business leaders across the UK and beyond to learn, network and build successful, responsible businesses.
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