The Institute of Directors (IoD) in the North East has restructured its operations and appointed two chairmen to operate its new sub-committees, which will be committed to local enterprise partnership areas.
The North Eastern sub-committee will be lead by David Cliff, owner of Gedanken, with the Tees Valley committee chaired by Paul Barron, director of Executives Online.
The appointments follow February’s announcement that PR entrepreneur Graham Robb, who set up Recognition Marketing and PR in 1990, had been named as the new IoD chairman.
Robb said: “Businesses have got used to the new LEPs and like stability. We are organising our local sub-committees in areas which reflect the footprints of the two local enterprise partnerships serving the North East and we hope to engage our members in these areas as we make our representation more relevant to the current structure that has been adopted by local councils and the government.
“Our two new local chairmen are well-connected and experienced business leaders, who will represent IoD members effectively in the areas served by their sub-committees.”