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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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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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Media & Resources

Financial Services: Individual  Accountability Draws Closer
  • IoD Members Only

Factsheet

Financial Services: Individual Accountability Draws Closer

This Factsheet addresses the draft legislation to introduce an individual accountability framework in the provision of regulated financial services in Ireland. This Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.

Wide Ranging Changes to Whistle-blowing Laws
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Factsheet

Wide Ranging Changes to Whistle-blowing Laws

The Protected Disclosures (Amendment) Act 2022 was signed into law on 21 July 2022 and is expected to be commenced shortly. This Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.

Regulated Funds: Weighing Up the Benefits of Hosted Versus Standalone Platforms

Blog

Regulated Funds: Weighing Up the Benefits of Hosted Versus Standalone Platforms

Expert Insights by Annette Stack, Director, IQ-EQ Fund Management (Ireland) Limited. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland.

Caroline Spillane Takes the Helm as Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland

News

Caroline Spillane Takes the Helm as Chief Executive of the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland

The Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland today announces that Caroline Spillane CDir has assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the organisation.

IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

News

IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

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

Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Services Regulation
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Factsheet

Spotlight on Diversity and Inclusion in Financial Services Regulation

Diversity and inclusion (“D&I”) continues to be a key focus for regulators, including the Central Bank of Ireland and the European Central Bank. This Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.

Don’t Waste a Crisis: What Can Leaders Do to Respond to the Energy Crisis?

Blog

Don’t Waste a Crisis: What Can Leaders Do to Respond to the Energy Crisis?

Expert Insights by Dr Ciaran Byrne CDir, Director of National Retrofit, Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI). This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland.

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.