Course leader information - David Joel

Paul Munden

Business experience

David Joel is a Chartered Director and has been facilitating, delivering and mentoring at senior management and director level for the last ten years in both the public (specifically the MoD and the NHS) and private sectors.

Before beginning to work with the Institute of Directors, David spent fifteen years in the defence and aerospace sector with companies such as GEC Marconi, Serco and Lockheed Martin. David was a member of the board of Serco Defence Ltd and the Managing Director of one of its technology based subsidiaries. In this role David was instrumental in the development of business strategy and major change implementation. He was also actively involved with the acquisition of a technology company and the securing of high value public sector contracts for the Serco group of companies.

David is currently a non-executive director on the board of the Hampshire Chambers of Commerce and the board of Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Queen Alexandra Hospital council of governors.

David delivers the following courses

  • Finance for Non-Financial Directors
  • Developing Board Performance
  • Business Presentation Skills

Professional credentials and training experience

David is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and a qualified physicist and trainer. David has been a member of the IoD for over twelve years and a course leader for five.

In his course leader capacity with the IoD David has worked with organisations such as the MoD, Office Depot, Mainetti, Cassidian, Commerzbank, Skanska, Travis Perkins, First Group and the NHS.

When asked what makes the IoD unique, David said…

“The IoD, through its Chartered Director Programme, offers its delegates an insight into what is required of a director in a modern business. It provides the participants with the essential base knowledge to execute the duties of a director effectively. Having followed the programme through to Chartered Director status it has given me the confidence to execute my directorial duties across a number of industry sectors. My association with the IoD and its programmes has been both invaluable and life changing.”