IoD appoints Prof Keith Straughan as Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Prof Keith Straughan to lead its Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes branch.

With extensive experience in both education and business, Keith has a portfolio of strategic advisory, executive coaching and consulting roles.

His academic background spans world-leading universities, non-traditional university models and vocational education. Keith has spun-out five companies from his university work, founded three additional companies and served as a non-executive director of eight companies.

The IoD is a thriving membership community for directors that provides professional development, connections and influence.

Keith said:

“I am delighted to have been appointed as chair. At the IoD, we provide a voice for local business, and we are an authoritative resource partner through our work around governance, policy, representation, professional development and networking. I am excited to meet as many members as possible over the coming months to better understand how we can support them and their businesses.”
Keith Straughan
Buckinghamshire & Milton Keynes chair

Faisal Khan, chair of IoD South, added: “We welcome Keith as our new chair at an exciting time for Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes. This is one of the fastest growing economies in the country. It provides all the ingredients for successfully starting and scaling up a business. Our members will play a leading role in the area’s continuing success.”

IoD members range from start-up entrepreneurs to directors of large SMEs and international companies, as well as representatives of the public and third sectors.

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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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