Special Interest Groups
Find your specialist business community
Special Interest Groups are the IoD’s centres of excellence, bringing together business leaders with specific industry knowledge to share best practice, participate in topic-led discussions and influence policy by offering feedback directly to ministers.
IoD members are free to join any of these Groups and benefit from discounted and free events.
Connect with like-minded people in a specialist business community.
Learn together, share experiences and develop strategies that help the whole group succeed.
Be empowered to make a difference in your sector or group.
Stimulating UK-Africa trade opportunities, providing networking opportunities and raising awareness of commercial opportunities available in Africa.
British Asian Business Group
Championing the progress of British Asian directors and businesses within the diverse UK economy through growth and collaboration.
China Business Group
Providing members with a trusted platform for comprehensive and cutting-edge insights into UK-China trade relations.
Catering to members with a business or policy and governance interest in skills, training and education.
Emerging NEDs Group
Our group aims to identify, inspire, develop and place talented professionals from diverse backgrounds onto boards across a range of sectors.
Unfortunately, this Group is temporarily suspended.
Finance and FinTech Group
Connecting professionals within two fast-paced industries, developing their knowledge of an ever-evolving environment and boosting their influence.
Glass Ceiling Group
Advocating for more women in leadership and providing a space for members to meet and network with other senior business leaders.
For members with a business interest in this area, who provide insurance services or with insurance as a key element in operations.
International Trade Group
A vibrant community of specialists focusing on all aspects of international trade including export, FDI, import, trade policy and free trade agreements.
Japan Business Group
Promoting opportunities for Japan-UK trade and investment, considering potential commercial engagement for companies in each country and working together in third-party countries.
Marketing Communications Group
Providing directors, business leaders and entrepreneurs with opportunities to build on their understanding of best marketing practice.
Natural Resources Group
An interactive forum for members to share experiences in business relating to natural resources and their use.
Property and Built Environment Group
For members working and investing in real estate, construction, infrastructure, design, technical and professional organisations.
South Asia Group
For leaders and entrepreneurs interested in, or keen to explore and develop business relations in South Asia.
A bold, vibrant business community aiming to excite, educate, equip and engage business leaders on their sustainability journey.
Connect with other directors, develop yourself and influence the people that matter.
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