IoD awards Fellowship to leading Yorkshire business figures

Carolne Pullich

Two Yorkshire business leaders have been awarded Fellowship of the IoD – one of the highest accolades granted by the directors’ organisation.

Caroline Pullich, managing partner at NFU Mutual and sports management expert Tony Webster are members of the IoD North Yorkshire branch.

IoD Fellowship is exclusive and by invitation only. It is for directors of the highest standing who epitomise the IoD’s founding values of integrity and enterprise. Membership is granted through a strict qualification process considering seniority, business experience, contribution to the director community, commitment to the IoD and achieving the Institute’s prestigious Chartered Director status.

Caroline Pullich is responsible for setting the vision, values and strategy of NFU Mutual, which provides insurance and financial services for farmers, growers, businesses and rural communities.

Prior to joining NFU Mutual, Caroline spent more than three decades in banking with senior leadership roles at Barclays and NatWest. She is chair of IoD North Yorkshire, board member for Maggie’s Yorkshire Cancer Charity and sits on the leadership group of Leeds Chamber of Commerce.

Tony has unique experience in building value, high growth and transformation in sports organisations for investors, owners and boards.

With more than 20 years’ business experience and a Masters degree in Sports Directorship theory, Tony deploys a practical and straight forward approach along with data and data analytics to find smarter solutions, enhancing people’s power to deliver success.

Caroline Pullich said: “I am delighted to have been awarded Fellowship of the IoD. My role at NFU Mutual provides the opportunity to build new and existing relationships, promote the IoD and support businesses. I am passionate about creating better directors for a better world through connections, professional development and influence.”

Tony Webster said: “Recognition and appreciation provides the motivational energy for all people in work and in life. I am delighted to have been awarded this Fellowship, as it represents the highest form of recognition, which is from your peers.”

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