The Institute of Directors has announced that Alastair King has been appointed as the new Chair of IoD London Region.
King, who has served as Chair of IoD City of London Branch since 2017, became an entrepreneur in the financial services sector following a successful career in City of London law firms and is currently Chairman and founder of fund management firm, the Naisbitt King Group.
As an Alderman on the City of London Corporation, King also brings years of experience working with businesses and local leaders across London and has vowed to use his own skills to benefit IoD members across the capital.
King is also the producer and presenter of the IoD Leadership Masterclass series of online interviews, where once a fortnight he interviews a leading figure in business or politics.
The London Region is one of the IoD’s largest branches, and holds regular meetings of its Special Interest Groups, business seminars and networking groups, bringing together directors from a wide range of London businesses. King will be the strong and vital advocate for London Directors at this critical time, as London emerges from lockdown and adapts to new realities.
Speaking about his appointment, Alastair King said:
“I am delighted to be taking on such an important role during what is undoubtedly a critical time for London businesses. It is vital that directors’ voices are heard as we move out of lockdown and deal with the challenges facing the economy following the pandemic.
“I have immense enthusiasm for the goals of the IoD, fervently believing that better directors build a better world and want to support directors in London to achieve their own aims.”
King replaces David Stringer-Lamarre who has been appointed IoD Special Adviser