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Top man steps down early

Martin says ‘right time’ to quit as IoD director-general

Stephen Martin

Stephen Martin at the IOD awards in Glasgow soon after his appointment (pic: Terry Murden)


Stephen Martin the director general of the industry lobby group, the Institute of Directors, is stepping down before the end of his three year term.

He joined in February 2017, and left today after handing in his resignation before Christmas. Anna Daroy will act as director general for operations and Edwin Morgan as director general for external affairs.

Mr Martin’s departure follows that of chairman Lady Barbara Judge who resigned following allegations of racism, sexism, and bullying which she denied.

Today Mr Martin said: “After a period of consideration, I feel that this is the right time for me to move on. Given the timescales involved, it makes sense to allow my successor an opportunity to take responsibility for implementing the IoD’s vision for the future of the organisation.”

The new chairman, Charlotte Valeur, said he left with “our best wishes and thanks for the work he has done”.



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