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Institute of Directors, UK

The Institute of Directors (IoD) is the oldest and largest directors' institute in the world and has been supporting businesses and the people that run them since 1903. The IoD is a world leader in corporate governance and director training, particularly through its flagship Chartered Director qualification.


Members: 40,000

CG Model

  • One-tier, unitary board system
  • Approximately 2600 listed companies
  • Outsider ownership model 


Listed companies are widely held, with significant foreign and institutional ownership 

Corporate Governance Code applied on the basis of 'Comply or Explain' 

Key legislation: Companies Act 2006 and UK Listing rules

  Corporate Governance code


Institute of Directors


Last update June 2013