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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

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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What Business Leaders and Directors Need to Know to Prepare for a Low-Carbon Future
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Webcast

What Business Leaders and Directors Need to Know to Prepare for a Low-Carbon Future

This webinar was presented by Karen O'Regan, Managing Director, Accenture Strategy, and Juan Aguiriano, Group Head Sustainability and Technology Ventures, Global Executive Team, Kerry Group. This webinar is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

More Customer Voices Needed in the Boardroom – The Why, The What and, Most Importantly, The How
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Blog

More Customer Voices Needed in the Boardroom – The Why, The What and, Most Importantly, The How

Expert insights by Aileen O’Toole, Chartered Director, Digital Strategist and Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland.This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Pandemic Pushes ESG Up the Agenda in Irish Boardrooms - ESG Leadership Survey

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Pandemic Pushes ESG Up the Agenda in Irish Boardrooms - ESG Leadership Survey

New survey from the Diligent Institute and Institute of Directors in Ireland shows board level discussions of environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are up 30% since March 2020.

Linking Executive Remuneration and Incentives to ESG: Are We Asking the Right Question?
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Blog

Linking Executive Remuneration and Incentives to ESG: Are We Asking the Right Question?

Expert insights from By Dr Margaret Cullen, Founder and Principal, Think Governance Ltd. This article has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Insights and Advice from the Boardroom
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Webcast

Insights and Advice from the Boardroom

This webinar was presented by Dr Margaret Cullen, Founder and Principal, Think Governance and Maurice Pratt, Chairperson, Uniphar plc. This webinar is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

How to Develop Your Active Mindset to Accelerate and Amplify Climate Response on Your Board
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How to Develop Your Active Mindset to Accelerate and Amplify Climate Response on Your Board

Expert insights from Clare Nickson Havens, Sustainability Expert and Strategic Board Advisor. This article has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

The Individual Accountability Framework and Senior Executive Accountability Regime
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Webcast

The Individual Accountability Framework and Senior Executive Accountability Regime

This webinar recorded on 6th October 2021 was presented by Josh Hogan, Partner, McCann FitzGerald LLP and Donal Hamilton, Senior Associate, McCann FitzGerald.

The Future of ESG Investing is Digitalisation

Blog

The Future of ESG Investing is Digitalisation

Exclusive insights from Joanne McEnteggart, Managing Director, IQ-EQ. This article has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Building Inclusive Workplaces with Remote Access for All

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Building Inclusive Workplaces with Remote Access for All

Expert insights from Christabelle Feeney, Director, Employers for Change at the Open Doors Initiative. This article has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Proposed Update to Companies Legislation
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Factsheet

Proposed Update to Companies Legislation

This Factsheet looks at the Companies (Corporate Enforcement Authority) Bill 2021, the primary purpose of which is to transform the Office of the Director of Corporate Enforcement into a statutory and independent agency.