Richard McBarnet, MD of Hemel Hempstead-based Lumina Technologies, has been appointed Chair of IoD Hertfordshire.

Richard, who has been an IoD member for 9 years, hopes that this new appointment will enable him to promote good governance at Board-level, as well as driving the pillars of the IoD – Better Directors, Better Economy, Better Business and Better Services.

He already fulfills the role of Cyber Security Ambassador for IoD Hertfordshire in order to encourage IT best practice, and aims to use his new position to further help the county’s business leaders. “I have the passion, energy, morals and business understanding to drive the Hertfordshire IoD branch forward and to help transform it into a shining beacon of best practice which, along with all of the East of England region will make us all proud to be part of the ‘Enterprising East’.”

He initially joined the IoD to help strengthen his understanding of good governance practices and meet other directors with similar values and passions. “I meet young, enthusiastic, passionate entrepreneurs who have done amazing things. My ongoing involvement with the IoD continues to inspire me, and I cherish the sense of having a meaningful voice that the IoD gives me.”

We wish Richard every success in his new role. Richard McBarnet can be contacted via the IoD Hertfordshire Events & Branch Coordinator Liz Langmaid