IoD offers support to members with range of initiatives

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THE Guernsey branch of the Institute of Directors has announced new initiatives to support its members and business leaders.

Institute of Directors Guernsey branch chairman John Clacy. (Picture by Sophie Rabey, 27769588)

The IoD will be canvassing its membership and the wider business community.

The committee hopes to understand the immediate impact of the pandemic on local organisations, what support businesses need and what they feel the mid- to long-term challenges will be.

Results of this research will be shared with the States and other business groups to help shape their response and help to inform businesses’ own resilience plans.

The IoD will also host a weekly webinar, sponsored by Butterfield, focusing on supporting business leaders who are steering their organisations through challenging times. The topics will be formed in response to the survey findings and will also include resilient leadership, leading through a crisis, wellbeing for leaders and so on.

As well as a variety of guest speakers, IoD vice-chairman Stretch Kontelj will share his insights on the macroeconomic picture, helping local directors to see beyond our local borders and learn from other countries and companies during the pandemic.

Thirdly, the IoD will be launching a SoundBoard Programme, with a view to ‘match-making’ executives with experienced leaders to help give them additional support during this intensive and challenging period.

‘We believe that strong corporate governance and clear leadership will help organisations to respond well to the ongoing challenge presented by the Covid-19 pandemic and the IoD stands ready to help its members, and also the wider business community,’ said chairman John Clacy.

‘These are extraordinary times and the pressure on leaders is significant, we are here to support and represent business leaders and encourage both IoD members and non-members to engage with our initiatives.’

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Will Green

By Will Green
Business Editor

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