A thriving member community of skilled directors and leaders

Why join us?

Join thousands of 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.

£225 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.

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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