Director General, Institute of Directors (IoD)
Wednesday 12 March 2008
IoD Director General, Miles Templeman began his career as a marketing specialist and gained his pedigree leading such major consumer brands as Daz, Ribena, Lucozade and then Levis jeans. He then moved to general management and became Managing Director of Threshers and then the Whitbread Beer Company. He had great success in building those companies, especially with the growth of such brands as Boddingtons and Stella Artois.
He then had a series of non-executive directorships and consultancy roles including Royal Mail, Ben Sherman and Accenture before becoming Chief Executive of Bulmers, which was eventually successfully sold to Scottish & Newcastle.
A firm believer in the power of the brand and the importance of valuing your team, Miles is a passionate believer in the values of enterprise and assumed the role of Director General at the IoD at a time when its influence and relevance was at an all time peak, particularly with the growing importance of corporate governance, director standards and the importance of entrepreneurship and innovation in business.
Alongside his IoD role, Miles is non-executive Chairman of Shepherd Neame, the Kentish family brewer; non-executive Chairman of restaurant chain YO! Sushi; and a non-executive director of Melrose plc, the buy-out specialist.