IoD begins search for new Northern Ireland director

Linda Brown, who is retiring from her role of IoD national director after 23 years

THE Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland has begun a recruitment process for the role of national director.

It follows the decision of Linda Brown to retire from the role in July after 23 years.

Ian Sheppard, regional chair of the IoD - which has around 850 members in the north - paid tribute to the outgoing director.

He said: “Linda has been at the forefront of the IoD for more than two decades and her contribution to representing, developing and supporting the Institute and its members has been immense. I sincerely thank her for her efforts and wish her well in the future.”

He added: “This appointment is a hugely significant one which will play a major role in shaping the IoD NI’s future, and in further strengthening its relationship with businesses, politicians, local government and the public sector.

“Recognised locally and nationally as the voice of business, the IoD’s members are some of the most prominent leaders across Northern Ireland, from start-up entrepreneurs to FTSE board members, and directors in the public sector to CEOs of multinational firms.

“Driving the IoD’s relevance, vibrancy and sustainability in Northern Ireland will be key objectives of the new national director, alongside growing the IoD NI’s membership of influential directors and decision makers.”

The recruitment process is being managed by Neal Lucas Executive Search.

Neal said: “Candidates for the role must have a track record of success with practical commercial experience, as well as an up-to-date knowledge of local government and economic infrastructure.”

Applications for the post close at 5pm on Thursday April 13. More details are available by phoning 028 9268 8818 or emailing


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