The Institute of Directors in the North West is looking to the Cumbrian business community to seek out the perfect candidate to become its new local branch Chair. With its incumbent, Chris Ward’s tenure drawing to a close in February, the organisation is asking candidates with senior leadership experience to come forward and express interest in the opportunity.
The IoD is accepting applications from individuals who will be a strong advocate for the IoD North West and who can continue to build and sustain an active committee. Working alongside the regional team to support a growing membership base of business leaders, the candidate will promote excellent governance and responsible business practices, whilst having a great understanding of Cumbria and relevant issues in the North West.
Speaking about his role to date and the opportunities that it has brought, Ward said: “As Chair of the IoD’s Cumbria branch, I have thoroughly enjoyed promoting the organisation within the regional business community. As a representative of the IoD on the Cumbria LEP Private Sector Advisory Panel, I have built relationships with key local organisations such as the University of Cumbria, local councils and MPs, local businesses and business organisations.
“As well as working with my colleagues on the Cumbria committee to enhance the member experience through high quality, regular events, my tenure has provided me with the invaluable opportunity to connect with policy and decision makers, to ensure that as an organisation, we can offer the right support to our members.”
The IoD’s regional director Claire Ebrey, added: “We thank Chris for his fantastic contribution to the Cumbria branch over the past two years and as a pioneering organisation, we are excited to be offering this unique opportunity to a new Chair in due course. “