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The Chartered Director qualification has equipped many successful directors with the all-round skills, knowledge and understanding essential for leading their organisations to growth and prosperity. Find out how IoD training has supported these outstanding individuals in all stages of their professional development:


Philippa Terry - IoD London

Philippa Terry embarked upon the Certificate in Company Direction after becoming a director and wanting to expand and strengthen her knowledge of the role. She aspires to Chartered Director status.

Read Philippa's success story


Greg Ellison CDir - IoD Isle of Man

Described by Isle of Man News as “without question one of the Island’s most experienced and highly regarded senior executives,” Greg sits on a board where over half of the members are on their way to becoming Chartered Directors. He qualified in 2015.

Read Greg's success story


Sharon O'Connor CDir - IoD Northern Ireland

Sharon O'Connor is a Chartered Director from Northern Ireland, who considers the IoD's flagship qualification "by far the most beneficial and enjoyable developmental experience in [her] professional life."

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Paul Bolton CDir - IoD North West

Paul Bolton is the managing director of ONECPD, part of Salford Professional Development, which he established with two colleagues in 2012. He joined the IoD in 2015 and became a Chartered Director in 2017.

Read Paul's success story


Gordon Wilson CDir - IoD Guernsey

Gordon Wilson is an active member of the IoD Guernsey community, and became a Chartered Director ambassador in April 2018, after qualifying with the IoD under Royal Charter in 2011.

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Paull Bennett

Paul Bennett CDir - IoD South West

A Chartered Director of the Year award winner in 2016, Paul is a founder and executive chairman at BSSEC, a commercial energy efficiency consultancy operating in the business to business (B2B) arena.

Read Paul's success story


IoD & The FA Women in Leadership Programme

In 2017, the Institute of Directors worked with The Football Association (FA) to design and deliver a ground-breaking, pragmatic and impactful leadership programme to address the balance of female representation in the boardroom.

Read the case study