IoD launches search for West Yorkshire chair

Natalie Sykes

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is seeking a new chair to become the voice of business for West Yorkshire.

Current chair Richard Smith, chief operating officer of chemicals company 2M Group, is stepping down after leading the West Yorkshire branch for the past three years.

The successful candidate will work alongside a branch team to ensure that the views of West Yorkshire businesses are represented within the IoD’s influential, national policy voice.

IoD regional director for Yorkshire and the North East Natalie Sykes said: “This highly regarded role will see the successful candidate become the voice for West Yorkshire businesses.

“The opportunity arises amid the very challenging circumstances posed by Covid-19 with directors needing support more than ever to guide their organisations through the months ahead.

“This voluntary position is open to all members who reside or work in West Yorkshire. The successful candidate will promote the profile of the IoD across our region by engaging with local businesses and other stakeholders including local authorities and universities.”

Interested candidates should send their CV and covering letter to by 5pm on August 19.


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