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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.

The Business Network That Works
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

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 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

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

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

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Women in Politics
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Women in Politics

This webinar was presented by Ivana Bacik TD, Dublin Bay South. This webinar is part of our Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series and is sponsored by IQ-EQ.

 Business Leaders Say COVID-19 Pandemic Has Altered Skills Sets and Expertise for Their Board

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Business Leaders Say COVID-19 Pandemic Has Altered Skills Sets and Expertise for Their Board

The IoD’s latest Director Sentiment Monitor for Q2 2021 reveals the changing landscape of board skills and expertise.

Sustainability and ESG – Getting Your Head in the Game
  • IoD Members Only

Blog

Sustainability and ESG – Getting Your Head in the Game

Expert insights from Aedin O’Leary, INED, Investment and ESG Consultant, and Green Team Network Co-founder.

Branding: Vital for Ireland’s Economic Recovery
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Branding: Vital for Ireland’s Economic Recovery

This annual thought leadership seminar ‘Branding: Vital for Ireland's Economic Recovery’ was recorded on Thursday, 26th August 2021. This seminar was in partnership with IAPI and in association with The Irish Times.  

Technology and the Board
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Technology and the Board

This webinar was presented by Elaine Coughlan, Managing Partner, Atlantic Bridge. This webinar is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Senior Executive Accountability Regime Update
  • IoD Members Only

Factsheet

Senior Executive Accountability Regime Update

This Factsheet takes a timely look at the General Scheme of the Central Bank (Individual Accountability Framework) Bill. When enacted, this Bill will create an Individual Accountability Framework. This Director Factsheet is Courtesy of McCann FitzGerald.

The Travel Industry: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Blog

The Travel Industry: Light at the End of the Tunnel

Expert Analysis from Siobhan Byrne Learat, Founder and CEO, Adams & Butler. This article has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

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IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

The Institute of Directors in Ireland is delighted to publish its latest list of recently qualified Chartered Directors.

The Government’s roadmap is a further boost to the economy and to wider society

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The Government’s roadmap is a further boost to the economy and to wider society

IoD Ireland reacts to new Government roadmap, 'Reframing the Challenge, Continuing Our Recovery and Reconnecting.

Nearly a Third of Business Leaders Say ESG Will Be Most Desired Board Skill

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Nearly a Third of Business Leaders Say ESG Will Be Most Desired Board Skill

The IoD’s Director Sentiment Monitor Q2 2021 reveals 29% of respondents say ESG will be the most desired experience/expertise over the next two years, as IoD announces new course.