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IoD launches search for London chair

21 Jan 2021

David Stringer-LamarreThe Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new regional chair for London.

The successful candidate will lead one of the IoD’s largest regions, providing connections, professional development and influence for thousands of members.

Current chair David Stringer-Lamarre is stepping down upon completion of his term.

IoD London consists of two dedicated branches in the City and Central London, which between them have 11 active special interest groups. During the pandemic, IoD London has held digital events to provide a platform for members to engage with directors in London, the UK and internationally.

David Stringer-Lamarre said: “IoD London is a vibrant and impactful community of like-minded business leaders who support one another to maintain and strengthen the London business environment. IoD London works with many stakeholders to generate mutually beneficial relationships.

“This exciting opportunity comes as we see grounds for cautious optimism about the year ahead. My successor will inspire members, be an advocate for them and the IoD’s mission for high-skilled directors, enterprise and good governance.”

The voluntary position is open to IoD members who live or work in London.

Natalie Sykes, IoD head of English branches, said: “This is a highly esteemed position within the London business community. We are looking for a well-connected and pragmatic individual who wants to build their profile and become the voice for London directors, as we put members at the heart of our new IoD structure.”

The role has a three-year term. Interested candidates should send their CV and covering letter to by 15 February. Interviews take place on 26 February.

The IoD is the UK’s number one organisation for directors, providing connections, professional development and a lobbying voice. The Institute helped to secure vital support for directors during the Covid-19 pandemic, including financial assistance for wage bills and changes to insolvency rules.

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