IoD Advance: we want you!

IoD Advance

The IoD is testing a new membership scheme and is looking for volunteers. Are you interested?

Business leaders are needed to take part in the trial of a new scheme as part of the biggest shake-up to the IoD’s membership offer in 40 years.

Extensive consultations with non-members and members alike revealed the services most valued and as a result, IoD Advance launches in March with a strong focus on professional development and peer-to-peer networks.

Business leaders participating in the pilot scheme will receive a panoply of benefits and perks. These benefits will include enhanced director networking through facilitated introductions and network groups, four CPD (continuing professional development) courses, a tailored induction programme, exclusive access to our Advance group and many more.

Each new member will be allocated a relationship manager, who will develop a bespoke package enabling newcomers to get the most from their IoD membership. Those taking part in the pilot can also pick the brains of an IoD panel, which will see business luminaries such as Ken Olisa (founder and chairman of technology merchant bank Restoration Partners and the current Lord-Lieutenant of Greater London) offer their advice.

“We’ve cast the net wide in researching what business leaders want from their IoD membership and the answer is overwhelmingly training, development and access to high-level networks,” says Tom Christie-Miller, the IoD’s marketing director.

“We want people to actively engage in the IoD’s ethos of growth, development and wealth creation, and this new scheme offers the perfect opportunity for new and existing members alike to do that.”

The IoD Advance pilot will launch in March with an initial intake of 350 members, including 210 existing members. The scheme will initially be limited to members in London and the south-east with scope to expand this by the summer. Members interested in taking part in the scheme need to have an iPhone 5 or more recent or an iPad with iOS 7 onwards.

To register interest in IoD Advance please visit

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Lysanne Currie

Lysanne Currie

Lysanne Currie is an editor, writer and digital content creator. Her first job was at Melody Maker and she then spent over 10 years in teenage magazines working from sub editor on 19 Magazine to editorial director of Hachette’s Teen Group. Her previous roles include group editor and head of content publishing for Director Publications and editorial director at BSkyB overseeing Sky’s entertainment, sports and digital magazines. Lysanne lives in London with her music promoter partner and a four year old Jack Russell.

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