Gordon Milligan with IoD ambassadors

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland has announced the appointment of three new ambassadors as part of its aim to promote diversity and inclusion in business and support the professional development of young directors. Frances Hill, Agent for Northern Ireland at Bank of England, and Paul Gillen, Partner and Employment Lawyer at Pinsent Masons will…

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Director of the Year Awards 2021

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland in partnership with AIB has launched its annual search for Northern Ireland’s highest achieving business leaders. The Director of the Year Awards 2021 will include a brand new Agility and Resilience category designed to recognise the achievements of business leaders as they responded to a year of adversity in…

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The Northern Ireland Business Alliance has welcomed a commitment by the Northern Ireland Executive to set up an independent Infrastructure Commission that will drive forward the region’s post-COVID recovery. The commitment was revealed in the Executive’s action strategy to stimulate the economy through green growth included in its consolidated COVID-19 recovery plan ‘Building Forward’. It…

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The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has awarded 22 new Fellowships to leading figures drawn from across business and wider society. Among the new Fellows are some of Northern Ireland’s most well recognised leaders, including Sir Michael Ryan CBE, Kevin Kingston, Janet McCollum CBE and William Barnett CBE and John Hansen. It brings…

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Green Recovery Forum

The UK’s Net Zero Business Champion is to join the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) to launch a new platform that will support local businesses to harness the opportunities presented by the green economy. The Green Recovery Forum, in association with NIE Networks, will hear from Andrew Griffith MP, during a live webinar…

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Gordon Milligan

Leading business body The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has reappointed Gordon Milligan as its Chairman for up to another three years. The reappointment of Gordon, who is Deputy Chief Executive of Translink, has been made as the organisation and the wider business community continues to deal with the impact of Brexit and…

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The Institute of Directors (IoD) has revealed the finalists for the Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards in partnership with AIB, with a list that comprises some of the best performing leaders in the region. The awards, this year marking their 10th anniversary, celebrate excellence across the public, third, and private sectors with judges…

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A senior health professional turned social entrepreneur was the winner of the 4K Pitch at the IoD Women’s Leadership Conference, securing £4,000 funding for her fledgling business. Glenda Burns of Breathe NI which provides support services to parents impacted by trauma, was one of four female entrepreneurs to pitch for delegates’ votes at the annual…

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The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has launched a new HR Leaders Forum in partnership with specialist recruitment agency HNH Human Capital. Aimed at providing a platform for HR leaders to learn best practice and attain new skills for the boardroom, the forum was launched at a special event at The Merchant Hotel,…

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By Gordon Milligan, Chairman, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Just like that, we have reached the final day of 2019 and what a year it has been. With not one, but two Brexit dates coming and going, and the complete lack of comings and goings at Stormont, there has been one word that has…

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