IoD appoints new chair for northern super-region
The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Delroy Beverley as regional chairman for the Yorkshire and North East super-region.
Educated at both Oxford and Cambridge Business Schools, Mr Beverley is the first BAME chairman in the 117-year history of the IoD and has more than 25 years’ business and executive leadership experience.
He served as deputy chairman of the Joseph Rowntree Trust Housing Board, and was also appointed chairman of the board at Bradford University School of Management.
He is currently executive director at one of the country’s largest housing groups, Nottingham City Homes.
Mr Beverley described his appointment as a “huge privilege and honour” and, of being an effective chairman, he said: “I’ve learned that paying real attention matters most; knowing that change is often what’s happening at the margins, not around the boardroom table.
“In that regard, I will ensure that we listen to what our members and the business community are telling us, and make sure this is reflected in our messages at a national level and in how we support them, including new members.”