Could you be an IoD Ambassador?
IoD Worcester and the Marches is on the lookout for new Ambassadors to lead the branch’s economic recovery post-pandemic.
IoD Ambassadors ensure that everything the IoD does places the member first. They work with me as branch chair to enable greater connectivity, create influence and drive professional development opportunities while giving a local voice to the Institute.
Following my appointment, I want to use this blog to tell you how you can be part of a local team that will lead and inspire our local members.
We recently welcomed two new ambassadors, Julie Haydon and John Painter, but we are looking for more.
Who are we looking for?
In short, everyone!
Applicants should be IoD members with demonstrable personal skills in business leadership and plenty of passion and energy.
I want to hear from members from across the spectrum of directors so that we can truly reflect our region’s diverse and entrepreneurial industrial mix. All are welcome to play a leading role in the branch.
We are especially interested in hearing from young directors who can join the team and offer a fresh perspective on the issues that matter most to business leaders in our region.
Each Ambassador leads on a sector or portfolio area that best aligns with their personal expertise, whether that’s governance and policy, education and skills or diversity and inclusion. Contact me or the branch team for a full list of vacancies.
What’s in it for me?
If you’re an IoD member, I’m guessing that you already understand the benefits of connecting and collaborating to build a better business community.
These voluntary positions are great opportunities to build your profile and be part of the voice of the IoD. If you are a pragmatic director who is passionate about business, we want to hear from you.
In return, there are fantastic opportunities to grow your network, be at the heart of our local events and influence IoD operations.