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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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Ask any business leader about what they consider to be their greatest barrier to growth, and you will receive a myriad of responses, but many will be repeated time and time again – among them, infrastructure, or should I say a lack of it?…

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Northern Ireland

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It’s often said that in Northern Ireland, our tendency is to hide our light under a bushel, we don’t like to shout about what we are doing well. There are of course a myriad of challenges faced by local businesses, not least of course…

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Corporate Governance

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland “Good business, well done, is a force for good in society”. Those are the words of Sir James Wates as he reflected on his set of corporate governance principles that he said would ultimately help companies improve the way they do business. Known as…

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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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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It’s often said that adversity doesn’t build character, it reveals it. Each one of us, no matter our background or circumstances has had to deal with some level of adversity at some point in our lives. This is especially true at the present time…

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Iconic environmental activist and consumer advocate Erin Brockovich has been revealed as a guest speaker at this year’s IoD Women’s Leadership Conference. Known for “fighting hard and winning big”, Erin will join the leading business organisation for its virtual Women’s Leadership Conference sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, taking place in March. Erin, whose story became…

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By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has dominated headlines for months, and rightly so, and as thoughts turn to how we will recover, a swell of opinion is building around the notion that this will be boosted by focusing on building a ‘green economy’.…

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The government’s chief adviser on climate change has called on politicians to unite in their support of key infrastructure projects as part of the UK’s efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Chris Stark, CEO of the Committee on Climate Change was addressing a webinar of business leaders organised by the Institute of Directors and SONI, the…

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