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Poonam Kaur

Poonam Kaur Chair of Institute of Directors

Shortlisted for Levelling Up Leader by Northern Power Women Awards, Director of the Year by The Institute of Directors and winner of Mentor of the Year by Forward Ladies, Poonam Kaur is an award-winning corporate financier, accountant, and business consultant. 

Trained as a formal accountant and with more than 12 years of experience in corporate finance, Poonam has worked with organisations across a plethora of industries, including worldwide organisations, supporting them with their succession planning (specifically mergers and acquisitions), or on their board via an appointment or through director-level training. 

Her specialisms in director-level training include the role of a company director, good corporate governance, finance for non-finance directors/managers, buying and selling businesses, and the role of a non-executive director. 

Poonam is chief executive officer of fds Director Services, where she leads all projects and director-level training with the support of chair Jo Haigh. She is passionate about helping organisations and directors with their business journeys, whatever stage they may be. 

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