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Institute of Directors appoints new South West chair

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Written by: Hannah Baker | Posted 12 December 2018 15:59

Institute of Directors appoints new South West chair

The South West Institute of Directors has appointed a new regional chair.

Muir Macdonald (pictured above right), former managing director of Bath-based military ship design company BMT Defence Services, will take over the role in January 2019 from Nick Sturge (pictured above left).

Muir left BMT earlier in 2018 and is now an independent strategic consultant with a portfolio of paid-for and voluntary roles.

He said: “It is an extraordinary honour to step into Nick’s shoes. He’s done a fabulous job.

“The South West is a wonderfully diverse region of organisations and industries, representing almost every sector and every size, yet our geography gives us our own character - and challenges.

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“I very much look forward to understanding this better, through the eyes of our members while helping the IoD be even more valuable in the success of the region.”

Simon Face, IoD South West regional director added: “Muir’s excellent and long experience in senior leadership roles in the Civil Service and the private sector made him a stand out candidate for the role.

"Not only has he demonstrated commitment to the Institute of Directors by achieving his Chartered Director status, he has passed on that enthusiasm for the accreditation to many others in the BMT organisation, some of whom have been highest scoring candidates over recent years.  

"We are delighted that he will be leading our membership in the South West through what will undoubtedly be an uncertain time for business in 2019 and beyond as we exit the European Union and embrace the challenges and opportunities this period of change will bring."

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