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IoD seeks new Manchester chair

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A vacancy has arisen for a prominent Manchester business person to undertake one of the city’s highest ranking, extra-curricular roles.

The Institute of Directors North West, which is headquartered in the city centre, is looking to Manchester’s business community to find the perfect candidate to become its new branch Chair. With its incumbent, Paul Battye’s tenure drawing to a close in November, the organisation is asking candidates with senior leadership experience to come forward and express interest in the opportunity.

The IoD is encouraging applications from individuals who will be a strong advocate for IoD North West and who can continue to build and grow an active committee in Manchester. Working alongside the regional team to support a growing membership base of business leaders, the candidate will be passionate about helping Manchester to thrive, connecting people from across sectors, and helping members to be the very best leaders they can be.

Speaking about his role to date and the opportunities that it has brought, Battye said: “As Chair of the IoD’s Manchester branch, I have thoroughly enjoyed promoting the organisation within the regional business community, and representing Manchester business across the North West and nationally within the IoD.

“As well as working with my colleagues on the Manchester committee to enhance the member experience through high quality, regular events, my tenure has provided me with the invaluable opportunity to connect with policy and decision makers, to ensure that as an organisation, we can offer the right support to our members.”

The IoD’s regional director Claire Ebrey, added: “We thank Paul for his contribution to the Manchester branch over the past three years. As a pioneering organisation, we are excited to be offering this unique opportunity to a new Chair and finding someone dynamic and inspirational who can fly the flag for Manchester’s business issues in the future.”

For more information about the role and to apply, please visit https://www.iod.com/events-community/regions/north-west/news/details/Could-you-be-our-next-IoD-Manchester-Chair