IoD appoints Harrogate businessman as regional ambassador

Steve Williams

An experienced Harrogate entrepreneur has been appointed by the IoD to support local businesses and grow the region’s voice on national policy matters.

Steve Williams, who works as a non-executive director with local SMEs, has joined the influential business organisation as an Ambassador.

The Ambassador network consists of high-profile business leaders who represent and promote the IoD in their area.

Steve has 30 years of board-level experience with companies including Lonrho and Appleyard Group. His sector expertise includes automotive, retail and media.

He said: “I specialise in helping organisations to optimise their business potential, providing an independent view in the boardroom. I’m looking forward to helping the IoD to inspire, connect and support individuals on their business journey.”

Natalie Sykes, regional director of the IoD in Yorkshire and the North East, said: “Steve is an experienced, well-connected business leader and a brilliant addition to our regional team as we grow our membership base and support directors with first-class events and learning.”

Other IoD Ambassadors in Yorkshire include Caroline Pullich who leads Barclays Business and Corporate Bank and Wakefield businessman Hugh Taylor.


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