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IoD Hampshire and Isle of Wight builds leadership team

IoD Hampshire and Isle of Wight builds leadership team

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has strengthened its team in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight following the appointment of chair Aileen Ryan.

Stuart Wright has been appointed as branch vice-chair while Sarbani Bose, Peter Curnow-Ford and Richard Beesley become ambassadors.

Stuart is an experienced director of both small, venture capital-backed companies and large multi-nationals. He has extensive knowledge of aerospace and general production engineering.

Sarbani Bose, managing director of data specialist consultancy firm Ei Square, has been appointed as diversity and inclusion ambassador.

Sarbani has more than 20 years’ experience in digital transformation around data, analytics and telecommunications with clients including Virgin Media. Sarbani is a board advisor of data product company D.RiskIT.

Peter Curnow Ford joins the team as infrastructure and large businesses ambassador.

Peter has more than 30 years’ experience in telecoms infrastructure. As executive chairman he has mentored more than 165 chief executives on fast growth plans, funding, management team build and board structure, governance and dynamics.

Richard Beesley has been named as education and skills ambassador.

The former Odgers partner has more than 20 years’ experience as an interim management provider and executive coach. He is a career mentor of final year and postgraduate students at Southampton University.

The appointments follow the announcement that experienced global communications specialist Aileen Ryan has been appointed as branch chair for Hampshire and Isle of Wight.

Aileen said: “These key appointments demonstrate that the IoD means business in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight. We are building a diverse, talented and experienced team that will help directors from all backgrounds and industries to build connections, develop professionally and influence decision makers.”

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