About Membership

The IOD is unique in that directors are members in their ‘individual’ professional capacity and it is the only professional organisation to represent the interests of directors as such. There are various categories of membership to enable company directors, partners, consultants and other business professionals to take advantage of the facilities and benefits of the IoDZ. Members comprise individuals and corporations/ organizations. Membership of the IoDZ is by application.

Why Join the IoDZ?

Some of the benefits of membership are:

  • regular social and networking functions where members listen to eminent speakers making presentations on topical corporate governance issues and discuss matters of mutual interest.
  • members enjoy discounted rates at these networking functions.
  • professional training and director development courses throughout the year at discounted fees.
  • tailor made in-house board induction and training at discounted rates for corporate members.
  • access to African Sun Group of Hotels at discounted rates.
  • receive a complimentary copy of the IoDZ quarterly magazine and other publications such as the Director of the Year (DOYA) magazine.
  • access to the IoDZ library soon to be operational.
  • consultancy services are available for the development of a Board Charter; Board Evaluation questionnaires; Code of Ethics; Shareholder Agreement and many more.
  • when in London and on production of an IoDZ membership card, members may take advantage of the Business Centre at the headquarters of the Institute of Directors at 116 and 123 Pall Mall, Central London. There you will find a comprehensive range of services including meeting rooms; work stations with full secretarial services including photocopying, telex and fax; a business library; an online service with a wide variety of commercial databases and much more.
  • The Business Centre in London also offers advisory services where consultants offer advice on subjects ranging from boardroom practice to contracts of employment.