IoD appoints national events manager in Yorkshire

Rose Riley

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Rose Riley as national events manager.

Rose will be based at the IoD’s Yorkshire and North East regional headquarters at Old Broadcasting House, Leeds, as the organisation delivers on its pledge to decentralise and support the UK regions.

The IoD is the UK’s number one organisation for business leaders, providing support, events, professional development and a strong lobbying voice for directors and leaders.

Rose will support the delivery of a national and regional events programme that includes the IoD’s prestigious Director of the Year awards along with high quality conferences, roadshows, round tables, dinners and awards.

Rose was previously head of events for B2B publisher BCR Publishing, where she successfully grew a portfolio of events that includes an annual flagship conference and awards, international conferences and national training workshops. Prior to this, she was a senior event producer for NS Media Group.

Natalie Sykes, regional director for IoD Yorkshire and North East and IoD East Midlands, said: “This is a role that would traditionally be based at our famous head office at 116 Pall Mall in London but I’m delighted to say that Rose will be based here in the North. It’s an exciting development for us as we continue to focus on developing our presence across the UK regions and nations.

“I look forward to working with Rose in consultation with our members as we continue to expand and evolve our portfolio of market-leading events that enable directors to connect, share expertise and inspire one another.”

Entries are open for the IoD’s Director of the Year Awards 2020 – the annual search for the most talented business leaders in Yorkshire and the North East. The closing date is 1 May. Visit

The winners will be celebrated at a black-tie dinner held at the Principal York hotel on the rearranged date of 10 September 2020.


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