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Riddell Hall


The Institute of Directors exists to help, support, advise and set standards for directors.

Representing the business leaders of Northern Ireland, the Division has almost 900 directors and senior decision makers from all sectors of the economy.

IoD Northern Ireland is based in the peaceful surroundings of Queen’s University Executive Education Centre at Riddel Hall, Stranmillis, just a short journey from Belfast City Centre, M1, M2, Westlink and main arterial routes. 

IoD Northern Ireland members are guided by Chairman Ian Sheppard and Director Linda Brown and supported by Head of Business Development Lisa Keys and Administrator Julie-Anne Clarke.

The key elements of IoD Northern Ireland activity are:

  • The Competent Director Series of professional development briefings, seminars, workshops including The Competent Chair and The Effective Board
  • Lobbying / representation
  • Networking events ranging from speaker lunches to social gatherings
  • Annual Dinner and Annual Lunch
  • Young Directors Forum
  • Director of the Year Awards Lunch
  • Women’s Leadership Conference

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  • The UK's largest and oldest membership organisation for directors and professional leaders
  • Meet and network with over 37,000 members across the UK
  • Be part of a respected and influential body
  • Benefit from advice, guidance and support
    gained from over 100 years of business
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  • contact +4428 9068 3224
  • mail iod.northernireland@iod.com
  • icon IoD Northern Ireland, Riddel Hall
    185 Stranmillis Road, Belfast
    BT9 5EE
  • icon Monday - Friday
    9.00am - 5.00pm