Experienced banker Caroline Pullich has been appointed one of the first Institute of Directors Branch Ambassadors (IBA) in Yorkshire and the Humber.
The newly-launched Ambassador network is a group of high-profile business leaders who will represent and promote the interests of the IoD in their area. The role of an IBA includes shaping the IoD’s influential policy voice.
Caroline, who becomes the IBA for Kirklees and Calderdale, leads Barclays Business and Corporate Bank in West Yorkshire, heading a team that serves more than 2,500 business customers with turnovers up to £40m. Prior to this, she worked for 22 years at National Westminster Bank.
Caroline said: “It’s an honour to be invited to become an ambassador and I’m looking forward to representing the IoD and meeting new businesses from all sectors across the region.
“The influence and support the IoD can provide will help businesses to achieve their aspirations and promote trade at a local level.”
Jonathan Oxley, regional chairman of the IoD in Yorkshire and the Humber, said: “We are changing the way that the IoD is structured to ensure that even more business leaders can benefit from our influence and support. We are building partnerships across key industries, which include the banking sector.
“Our Ambassadors will help to shape the future of the organisation and Caroline is a strong addition to our Ambassador network across the region.”
Peter Wilkinson, director and chairman of The Scarborough Business Ambassadors, was recently announced as the IBA for North Yorkshire.
IoD members and non-members can meet Caroline Pullich at a Behind the Scenes event at Wakefield Kirkgate station on 9 March. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.