About IoD

The Institute of Directors is Europe\'s largest membership organisation for business leaders. Established in 1903, the IoD has been representing senior level professionals since our Royal Charter in 1906, earning us our trusted reputation as the business network for leadership.


We support our 43,000 members through 44 regional branches across the UK, and an international network that covers six continents. Our 100-year success can be measured by the quality of our members, who are some of the most skilled and influential world leaders, from start-up entrepreneurs to directors in the public sector and CEOs of multinational organisations.

We aim to provide our members with a real return on investment, improving cost efficiency with exclusive benefits that can save you over £2,500 every year. This includes access to 10 exceptional city premises across the UK and Europe, three of which are in London, and a further two in Paris and Brussels.

Our highly regarded professional development programmes provide creative and flexible training opportunities, including our exclusive and industry-recognised qualification, Chartered Director. We also offer a year-round active business programme, where members benefit from high profile networking events and integrated regional support.

We attribute our success to the treatment of each member as an individual. Whether it\'s through our first-class facilities, specialist services or our award-winning information services, we are in a unique position to guide you to even greater success.


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