The Institute Appoints its CEO

The Board of Directors of the Institute are pleased to announce that Mrs Jalda Hodges has been appointed as the CEO as of 1 June 2017.

Jalda has served as the Chairman of the Board since August 2012 which was when the members elected a new Board and authorised it to create a new role and vision for the Institute. She initially formed part of a small working group of members who sought to ascertain whether it was viable to keep the Institute running.

Under her Chairmanship, she ensured that the Institute was registered as the Professional Body for the banking sector in March 2013. This was the start of a new journey towards relevance for the IOB.

During the past 5 years the Institute has focused on aligning itself with the new developments on the regulatory front and starting to forge new alliances with a variety of different organisations. The Board agreed that it was now imperative to appoint a permanent CEO. It was agreed by the Board that Mrs Hodges was the natural and most appropriate person to undertake this role.

Mrs Hodges accepted the position of CEO and has relinquished the Chairmanship. She is no stranger to the Institute having previously worked at the IOBSA in the capacity of Education Manager and then holding the position of CEO from 1992 through 2003. Her knowledge of the Institute and of the industry makes her invaluable to ensuring the continued growth and development of the Institute as a viable and dynamic organisation.

We welcome her as CEO.

Jalda Hodges states that “ the IOB is part of my DNA and I am delighted to be able to continue to play a meaningful role it growing this organisation, The professionalism of members who are employed in the sector is the focus of the Institute. I welcome member’s comments and input as this is your organisation and it seeks to address your needs”.


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