THE Institute of Directors in Yorkshire has appointed Natalie Sykes to chair its Young Directors Forum, succeeding Kenton Robbins who has become regional director.

Ms Sykes (pictured), who began her first business aged 17, is managing director of Profile Seven, board director for Groundwork UK and has interests in other companies ranging from health and nutrition to carbon fibre manufacturing.

She joined the North Yorkshire branch and has been involved in the IoD’s Young Directors Forum for the past three years.