New chair for Institute of Directors in East Yorkshire

Pat Coyle has been appointed the new chair of the East Yorkshire branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD).

She succeeds Richard Tuplin who steps down after seven years in the role.

Pat is client relations director at Hull-based Rollits LLP where she has worked for over 20 years. She has been an active member of the East Yorkshire branch since 2007.

Pat said: “Richard has taken the branch from strength to strength and we now have more than 150 members.

“I am confident that with the support of the committee members we will be able to continue his good work which includes the exciting prospect of working more closely with the regional office and other regional chairs to introduce new and interesting events for the benefit of our membership.”

Pat, who is married with two sons, is originally from the North East and studied graphic design and business studies at Newcastle before moving south.

She previously worked for Binney & Smith, the name behind the Crayola brand, and Granada TV Rental before moving to her current firm.

Richard Tuplin said: “Pat is absolutely right for this role and it’s a great appointment for the region. This is a time of tremendous change and opportunity for the Humber and I’m delighted that Pat will be leading the IoD into what I believe will be a prosperous and exciting period.”

Natalie Sykes, the regional director for the IoD in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “Pat brings a wealth of business experience and knowledge of the IoD to the role of chair – the East Yorkshire branch couldn’t be in better hands as it starts a new chapter in its history.

“Richard is to be congratulated for a very successful period at the helm of the branch, growing the membership and making the IoD’s voice very clearly heard across the Humber business community.”

Pat Coyle and Sarah Longthorn, vice chair of the East Yorkshire branch of the IoD



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