IOD appoints new regional chairman

THE Institute of Directors (IoD) has named lawyer Jonathan Oxley as its regional chairman for Yorkshire and the Humber.

Mr Oxley, who is the director of corporate finance at Lupton Fawcett Denison Till, has been acting regional chairman since Peter Holmes stepped down from the role last year. He is also chairman of the West Yorkshire branch.

The former managing partner of Lee & Priestley is an expert on company law and employee share schemes.

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He has worked in Bradford, Leeds and York for more than 20 years.

He also chairs the Yorkshire Shadow Monetary Policy Committee, which is run by Lupton Fawcett Denison Till in conjunction with The Yorkshire Post.

IoD regional director Natalie Sykes said: “Jonathan has already demonstrated, during his time as acting chair, that he has the skills and experience to lead the IoD in Yorkshire and the Humber.

“He will be the voice of the IoD in the region and promote our profile by engaging with local businesses and stakeholders including the LEPs, public sector bodies and universities.”

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Mr Oxley said: “I’m looking forward to working with Natalie and the Yorkshire branch chairs to deliver our director development programme.

“One of my main focuses will be to ensure that the views of IoD members in our region are communicated to our headquarters in Pall Mall, and onwards to Government through the regular meetings that the IoD leadership has with ministers.”

The IoD has 34,500 members through 48 regional branches across the UK.

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