IoD Scotland moves into new national hub and welcomes new national director

The Institute of Directors Scotland has this week moved into its new members hub within the Royal College of Physicians at 12 Queen Street, Edinburgh. In the same week, the membership organisation has also welcomed new National Director, Louise Macdonald, OBE.

  • New hub in Edinburgh at Royal College of Physicians, 12 Queen Street, Edinburgh
  • Louise Macdonald OBE steps into role as National Director

Macdonald, who is the first female National Director of the organisation in Scotland, will focus on connecting members and leading the growth of the organisation, as well as playing an important role in supporting leaders as the business landscape evolves in the wake of Covid-19.

Members will be able to access the new IoD hub in the heart of the capital to collaborate, network and work later this summer. The 142 sqm property features a members’ lounge alongside a “hot desk workroom”, which will allow members and guests work in a socially distanced setting – perfect for individuals who are looking for a change of scene from working from home, as well as to meet with colleagues and peers. A large meeting room is also available for hire with views of Queen Street Gardens and the Forth.

Aidan O’Carroll, Chairman, IoD Scotland said: “It is an exciting week for us as we welcome Louise to the team and move into our new hub. It will provide members from Scotland and beyond with a space in the capital to work from, and we are already looking forward to recommencing our world-class professional development programme in person from August. As restrictions ease further, our hub, based in the historic setting of the Royal College, will become home for these sessions and the place for members to meet, network and collaborate.”

Louise Macdonald, National Director, IoD Scotland said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining the IoD, particularly as we move into our new home and commence our planning to restart collaborative programmes and blended activity to support excellence in governance.

“I’m going to be focused on reaffirming and further developing the IoD in Scotland as an inclusive network of cross-sector leaders that collaborate and learn from each other. It is hugely important to me that we listen to members’ needs and ensure their experience and voices are heard as we enter a new post-pandemic chapter of leadership in communities across Scotland.”

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