A thriving member community of skilled directors and leaders

Why join us?

Join our growing community of around 20,000 directors and leaders in the UK and beyond. Whether you’re the founder of a start-up, the director of a multi-million pound business or a senior civil servant, the IoD is the place to connect, share knowledge and develop professionally.

Membership benefits


Advance your knowledge and skills with professional development training created by directors for directors. Courses range from one-day sessions to full qualifications. Reduced rates for members.


Learn, share experience and connect with fellow directors and leaders virtually and in-person at events hosted at IoD hubs across the UK and beyond. Usually free to members.


Get unbiased, confidential advice on strategic and operational challenges from our business, tax and legal experts as part of our Information and Advisory Service. Free to full IoD members.


Be heard. The IoD is its members’ voice to UK government, influencing the debate, shaping the agenda and advocating change through surveys and commissions. Free to members.


Get information to help you manage and grow your business, with resources, guides and factsheets written by the IoD’s research team, based on real business queries. Free to members.


Make one of our hubs your office. Book flexible workspaces and private rooms or take advantage of our free meeting areas. We also offer members a virtual office service. Reduced rates for members.

Joining the IoD

IoD membership is open to everyone – from aspiring directors to those with senior-level responsibilities. There are different packages depending on your experience and the services you need.


For students looking for a competitive advantage when applying for jobs or setting up a business.

£79 year
Join today


For aspiring directors, new directors, former directors and those who work closely with directors.

£216 year
Join today


For practising executive and non-executive directors or equivalents living overseas.

£238 year
Join today
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Better directors for a better world

For over 120 years, directors have joined the IoD looking for support to start, run and grow successful businesses in every sector and corner of the UK and beyond. Join the IoD today and gain endless opportunities for professional development, networking and business support.


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Do I have to be a company director to join the IoD?

No, the IoD lends support to a variety of business leaders across the nation and globally. This includes partners, managing consultants and those that work closely with directors. There are different packages depending on your experience and the services you need.

Is there an extra cost to joining Special Interest Groups?

You can join any of our Special Interest Groups at no extra cost and you can join as many as you like. Please get in contact with the relationship team on +44 (0)20 8142 8835 if you wish to get in contact with a specific SIG’s leadership team.

Can I visit face to face events in other regions?

Yes, you are more than welcome in any IoD event and as a member, you will often receive a discount on paid ticketed events.

Does the IoD offer corporate membership?

Yes, we offer bespoke corporate memberships, to enquire please contact [email protected].

Can I pay monthly for Associate membership?

Unfortunately, we no longer offer monthly instalments for Associate membership; however, you can pay in monthly instalments for Full membership.

Can I speak at an IoD event?

To express your interest in speaking at an event please get in touch with [email protected].

Can I upgrade my membership?

Yes, you can upgrade your membership from Student to Associate or Full Membership, or Associate to Full Membership. To do so, please contact [email protected] or 020 3855 4308 to arrange this.

How can I renew my membership?

You can renew your membership via your MyIoD portal. If the renewal link is not showing for you, please contact [email protected] and we can send you a new link by email.

Please note if you have opted to auto-renew your membership, you will not need to use a renewal link, your membership will renew automatically. If you need to update your payment details, you can contact us on 020 3855 4308 or [email protected] to do so.

If you are paying by continuous payment authority, you can also update your card details through the ‘Update Payment Details’ section of your MyIoD portal.

Can I cancel my membership?

We provide 14 days from the purchase of your membership, or your membership renewal, to cancel your membership for a full refund. Following this, you may still cancel your membership but will not be entitled to a refund. For those paying in monthly instalments, you will be liable to pay for the full membership year you’ve purchased. Our full terms and conditions, including our cancellation policies, can be found here.

I would like to change the payment method I am using to pay for my membership fee.

Please contact 020 3855 4308 or [email protected] and we can arrange this for you. For full terms regarding our payment options, please see our terms and conditions.

Where can I find a copy of my invoice/receipt?

If you are due to renew and would like to renew by invoice, please contact [email protected] to arrange this.

If you have made a payment, and are looking for a copy of your paid invoice, these can be found on your MyIoD portal, under ‘Paid Invoices’.

I am trying to register for an account on IoD.com but am getting the message ‘ID already exists’, What do I do?

This message means our system already recognises your email address as an account. Instead of registering a new account, you can select the ‘Forgot your password?’ option on the ‘Sign in‘ page to simply create a password for your account.

How do I obtain Fellowship with the IoD?

There are two paths, to obtaining a fellowship with the IoD. The first is to complete your Chartered Director Qualification.

Alternatively, you can apply to become a fellow in line with our fellowship criteria.

Please note that we have currently closed applications for fellowship due to a current review of our criteria and application process. If you’d like to register your interest, please contact us on [email protected] and we will get in touch once applications re-open.

Do you offer a physical membership card?

The IoD has been card-free since our pledge to improve sustainability and reduce our carbon footprint. Members can use their membership number and a valid form of ID to use our premises and services.

If you are interested in improving your company’s sustainability, you can visit our Sustainable Business hub for news and support.

How many guests can I bring to 116 Pall Mall?

Members may bring up to 3 guests during their visit to 116 Pall Mall. Our full list of member rules can be found here.

What is the dress code at 116 Pall Mall?

We ask that members please dress as they would for a professional place of work when visiting our premises. Our full list of member rules can be found here.

Can I move Branch as I am in that area regularly?

Unfortunately, we assign the branch by the address on your account, however, we can add you to our communications for other branches to keep you up to date with any upcoming news/events for that region.

Can I create my own Special Interest Group?

Yes, please send through a proposal to [email protected] and the relationship team will see if this would be of value to our members as a Special Interest Group.

Essential Member Offers

IoD Professional Benefits Programme

Access special member offers on essential products and services for you and your business.

Here to help

If you have any questions about IoD membership, please contact our membership team. If you would like someone from our team to contact you, please email us at [email protected] and we will get in touch within 24 hours on weekdays.

Contact the Membership Team

+44 (0)20 7451 3209 [email protected]
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