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IoD names new North Yorkshire ambassador

IoD Yorkshire and North East has appointed a new Digital Ambassador to represent North Yorkshire.

David Spillane will support IoD members to connect with one another, develop professionally and influence policy and decision-makers at the highest levels.

David has over 12 years’ experience in orchestrating and leading digital transformation initiatives in UK based private and public sector organisations as well as within the US, Asia and Scandinavia.

He currently heads up digital strategy for Leeds-based Pocketworks, a recognised leader in the field of user-based mobile digital solutions.

David said: “I am delighted to represent the IoD as the digital ambassador for North Yorkshire. My immediate priority is to reach out and listen to business leaders across North Yorkshire who have faced unprecedented challenges this year.

“Incorporating digital solutions into businesses is now a top priority and it is important for us to understand how the IoD can support and add value both during the current crisis, and in the future.”

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

The Institute helped to secure vital support for directors during the Covid-19 pandemic, including financial assistance for wage bills and changes to insolvency rules.

Caroline Pullich, acting IoD North Yorkshire branch chair, said: “I am really pleased that David has become our Digital Ambassador, strengthening the IoD’s voice in one of Yorkshire and the North East’s largest areas, which faces key challenges in the months ahead.”

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