John Kersey named as new IoD Lancashire chair

Founder and director of Preston-based Kersey Hairdressing, John Kersey has been elected as the chair of the Lancashire branch of the Institute of Directors. He brings with him decades of business leadership experience, having successfully sold his first chain of salons in 1993.

The Lancashire branch of the IoD has grown to around 300 members across the region, representing a variety of industries. Through its events and resources it provides an extensive network of guidance and opportunities for the region’s business leaders.

John will be responsible for leading the committee’s work to drive membership growth, ensure business leaders are represented and supported at a regional level.

Tony Attard, chairman of the Institute of Directors North West said: “We are delighted to welcome John as the new Lancashire committee chair. As an active IoD member for over three years, his passion and vision for the region’s business landscape will be of great benefit to our members. We look forward to seeing him lead the committee in a new direction whilst supporting local business.”

John Kersey added: “I am delighted to be elected as chairman for Lancashire. Having established and grown businesses in the region, I am aware of the challenges facing many business leaders today.

“I am looking forward to working with the committee to bring a fresh and an entrepreneurial approach to our events and activities.”