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Join the Council of the Institute of Directors

17 Sep 2021

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The Institute of Directors (IoD) is at the forefront of British business. The Institute champions entrepreneurial activity and good governance, supporting circa 20,000 business leaders in the private, public and third sectors across all regions of the UK and beyond. The last year has been like no other; directors, boards and organisations have had their business resilience tested. Amid unique challenges, the IoD has a crucial role to play ensuring directors are fully equipped to lead their businesses as the economy opens up, and as they strive to succeed in a dynamic and globally connected world.

As a Council member, you will have a unique opportunity to ensure the delivery of the Charter Objects and the adherence to the Laws of the Institute of this world-renowned membership organisation. Working collectively and in collaboration with your Council colleagues, you will help ensure the IoD remains a progressive force for business while upholding the Institute’s gold standard reputation for corporate governance. You will bring a fresh perspective and constructive challenge by providing critique and opinion to the Board on the overall progress of the Institute, including monitoring engagement with Stakeholders.

To complement the Council's existing skills and knowledge base the IoD is seeking Council members with the demonstrable ability to analyse information and provide critique as well as the critical thinking skills required to aid Council in its oversight and advisory capacity as guardian of the Institute. With a clear connection to the mission and values of the Institute, you will be an innovative, strategic business leader and/or industry professional. You will have compelling private, public or non-profit leadership experience of both change and growth. Additionally, you will have a commercial outlook and sound judgment together with the ability to influence and objectively challenge in a supportive manner. We welcome interest from all functional backgrounds and specialisms including Chartered Directors and experience in Public Policy, Professional Development, PR, Technology, global/international experience and cultural transitioning following restructure and transformation.

With a commitment of ten to twelve days per year, this is the opportunity to join and contribute to the Council of a highly influential and globally renowned organisation.

The Institute of Directors is an equal opportunities organisation and is committed to promoting equality and diversity. Applications are encouraged from all backgrounds, geographies and sections of the community. Applications close on 22 October 2021.

For further information please view our Council Member brief and applicant letter below. Please apply by forwarding your cover letter and CV to governance@iod.com.

Council Member Brief Applicant Letter

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