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Where directors are made

The IoD is run by directors for directors. If you're looking to connect to, develop and influence your network and the wider business community, as well as improving your knowledge, skills and mindset as an aspiring, current or retired director, then join the IoD.

There are over 25,000 of us and we're all in it together - we believe better directors make for better businesses and a better economy.

Full Membership


Associate Membership benefits plus...

Associate Membership

Associate Membership

  • Unlimited 24/7 access to content on and the Digital Academy
  • Full access to our digital business library and guides as well as our archive of research and reports
  • Invitations to webinars and virtual events from your region and nationwide
  • Shape current and future business policy and have your opinion heard by UK government

Our local membership teams can help

If you're unsure about IoD membership and how it can help you and your business, our local membership teams can answer all your questions. Find all the information and contact details you need for your friendly local branch below.

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Membership grades and criteria

IoD membership is open to anyone with senior-level responsibilities – you do not need to be a registered director or working in a commercial entity to be eligible for Associate status but only practicing directors can obtain Member and Fellow status of the IoD. For more information, please visit here.