Could you become a Chartered Director?
You have probably heard of Chartered Director or seen the post-nominal ‘CDir’ after someone’s name.
This is the pinnacle of director development – an exclusive qualification delivered by the IoD under Royal Charter for the world’s best directors
Speak to anyone who has completed the Chartered Director programme and they will tell you that it is a demanding yet highly rewarding journey. Dean Kavanagh is branch chair of IoD Coventry and Warwickshire branch, as well as managing director at Coventry based QED Environmental Systems, which supplies environmental technology solutions and is a subsidiary of Graco Inc. He is also chairman of Positive Youth Foundation. A long-standing IoD Member, as well as a two-time winner at the Director of the Year Awards, he achieved Chartered Director status in 2018.
Dean said: “I have found becoming a Chartered Director to be invaluable in not only demonstrating my commitment to career development but as an independent endorsement of my skills, professionalism, and knowledge of corporate governance best-practice.
“It’s an experienced based assessment which requires evidence of your knowledge and skills and how you work with your board. A big benefit of the qualification is the access it gives to the IoD Academy enabling me to stay ahead of trends and changes in business practices and policies and to make fully informed decisions for my business.”
The programme uses a range of flexible study routes, blending online and face-to-face learning tailored to your level of experience, prior qualifications, career aspirations and learning style.
If you want to push yourself to the pinnacle of director development, get the very best out of yourself and your business while inspiring not just your colleagues but directors across the Coventry and Warwickshire branch, then Chartered Director is for you.