The ICD grows its community of directors with the ICD Southwestern Ontario Affiliate

Mar 22, 2011

The Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD) is pleased to announce the launch of the ICD Southwestern Ontario Affiliate to support advisory boards and directors who play a key role in a burgeoning business community.

"The founding executive of the ICD Southwestern Ontario Affiliate is very excited to provide our local advisors and directors with opportunities to learn, network and continue strengthening commerce in Southwestern Ontario," says Terry Reidel, co-chair of the affiliate. "We are very pleased to add Kitchener, Waterloo and London to the ICD."

The ICD, a member-based, professional association for directors and boards, has more than 4,500 members and nine local chapters: British Columbia, Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Ottawa, Quebec and the Atlantic including an affiliate chapter in Newfoundland and Labrador.

"We believe the launch of an ICD affiliate chapter speaks volumes about the potential of the business community in Southwestern Ontario," says Heather Broadhead, co-chair. "Both Kitchener/Waterloo and London have seen tremendous growth in advisors and directors who are adding so much value to the public companies, private enterprises, not-for-profit organizations and Crown corporations of this region."

"Effective advisors and directors can add significant value to one's community," says Stan Magidson, LL M, ICD.D, President and CEO of the ICD. "As Canada's only professional association dedicated solely to individuals who serve on advisory boards and boards of directors, the ICD is truly a national organization, committed to supporting its members in every region of the country."

The ICD Southwestern Ontario Affiliate will host its first professional development and networking event, How can a Board of Directors make YOUR Business Better?, on March 29, 2011 in Kitchener and on March 30, 2011 in London. Attendees will hear from a panel of experienced directors on how an effective advisory board or board of directors can support and enhance any publicly listed, not-for-profit, privately-held or early-stage organization.