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Ireland's Leading Membership Body For

Directors and Business Leaders

Creating Great Leaders

Director Training

Do you want to access the highest quality director training in Ireland? We offer a number of training options including the much sought after Chartered Director Programme. The IoD’s Chartered Director Programme offers a unique qualification for directors and strategic business leaders in Ireland.

The IoD also offers a series of essential workshops and courses that have been designed specifically for directors. Visit our website page for more information.

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The Business Network That Works
About Us

The Business Network That Works

We are made up of the most forward thinking and successful business leaders in Ireland. These include chief executives/managing directors; chairpersons; non-executive directors; senior executives; and entrepreneurs. As a member of IoD Ireland, we offer a wide range of resources designed for your professional development as a business leader.

As the foremost voice in the debate on improving corporate governance standards, IoD Ireland is dedicated to developing and improving the effectiveness and performance of directors and boards throughout Ireland.

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What Members Say

Sharing experiences and learning is a vital component of a director’s skill set. Membership of the Institute of Directors provides this opportunity in spades, and much more besides. It is member focused, relevant and value adding for executive and non-executive directors alike.

Maurice Pratt

Chairman, Uniphar

I have been a member of the Institute of Directors for five years now and have attended a number of workshops and training programmes to brush up on my skills and to ensure that I am legally compliant in all my directorship roles and responsibilities. The IoD hosts a number of very beneficial briefing sessions and is a very supportive organisation that has enabled me to make connections with other peers that would have been unavailable to me prior to my membership.

Oonagh O'Hagan

Owner & Managing Director, Meagher’s Pharmacy Group

Increasingly, boards are being questioned by stakeholders on governance issues. Good governance is not just a necessary add-on but key to the operation of an organisation in the private, public or charity sector. When it comes to advice, guidance or point of reference on governance or board operation, board members often need solid independent advice. The Institute of Directors is that place. Joining the IoD was, in my opinion, hugely beneficial in my role as a CEO and Chair.

Tom Shipsey CDir

CEO, Stonehouse Marketing Ltd & former Chair of Concern Worldwide

I joined the Institute of Directors in Ireland to improve my understanding of corporate governance, and to better understand the distinction between the role of the board and the role of management. Being a member helps me stay up-to-date with the latest developments in this area, and gain access to thought leadership insight on emerging business issues. Another important personal benefit has been the opportunity to broaden my professional network.

Helen Kelly

Managing Director | Country Manager and Head of Corporate Banking, Barclays Bank Ireland & Non-Executive Director, Barnardos

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State Boards - Making A Difference
  • IoD Members Only

Presentation

State Boards - Making A Difference

Download the full presentation from this webinar by Shirley Comerford, Public Appointments Service, and Michelle Noone, Public Appointments Service. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture

State Boards - Making A Difference
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

State Boards - Making A Difference

This webinar was presented by Shirley Comerford, Public Appointments Service, and Michelle Noone, Public Appointments Service. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Current EU Priorities in a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Current EU Priorities in a Shifting Geopolitical Landscape

This webinar was presented by Frances Fitzgerald MEP. This webinar is part of our Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series and is sponsored by IQ-EQ.

 Cyber Security - What Business Leaders and Directors Should Know and Do
  • IoD Members Only

Presentation

Cyber Security - What Business Leaders and Directors Should Know and Do

Download the full presentation from this webinar by Brian Honan, CEO and Principal Consultant, BH Consulting. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

New UK Registration Requirement for Overseas Entities Owning UK Property
  • IoD Members Only

Factsheet

New UK Registration Requirement for Overseas Entities Owning UK Property

The UK Government has enacted the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Act 2022 to regulate the ownership by overseas investors of property in England, Wales, Scotland or Northern Ireland.

 Cyber Security - What Business Leaders and Directors Should Know and Do
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Cyber Security - What Business Leaders and Directors Should Know and Do

This webinar was presented by Brian Honan, CEO and Principal Consultant, BH Consulting. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

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IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

The IoD is delighted to publish its latest list of recently qualified Chartered Directors.

Data Privacy – Some Challenges to Consider in 2022
  • IoD Members Only

Blog

Data Privacy – Some Challenges to Consider in 2022

Expert insights by Steven Roberts, Group Head of Marketing, Griffith College, and Vice Chair, Compliance Institute’s Data Protection and Information Security Working Group. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

GDPR - What Directors Need to Know
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

GDPR - What Directors Need to Know

This webinar was presented by Adam Finlay, Partner, McCann FitzGerald LLP. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Business Confidence “Plummeted” in First Quarter of 2022

News

Business Confidence “Plummeted” in First Quarter of 2022

The latest quarterly Director Sentiment Monitor (DSM) research report, by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland and covering the first quarter of the 2022, shows just 16% of business leaders are ‘more optimistic’ in respect of the economy.