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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 half day workshops that have been designed specifically for directors.

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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Horizon Scanner: Employment Law - Ireland
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Factsheet

Horizon Scanner: Employment Law - Ireland

This Director Factsheet provides a timely update on key pieces of employment legislation, including the Gender Pay Gap, the right to disconnect, and more. This Director Factsheet is courtesy of Eversheds Sutherland.

The Importance of Fitness, Probity and Ensuring Responsibility
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Presentation

The Importance of Fitness, Probity and Ensuring Responsibility

Download the full presentation from this webinar by Derville Rowland, Director General,  Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland. This webinar is part of our Briefing Series, and is sponsored by Accenture.

The Importance of Fitness, Probity and Ensuring Responsibility
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Webcast

The Importance of Fitness, Probity and Ensuring Responsibility

This webinar was presented by Derville Rowland, Director General, Financial Conduct, Central Bank of Ireland. This webinar is part of our IoD Briefings Series, and is sponsored by Accenture.

Keeping Governance Front and Centre: Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse in Considering ESG
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Blog

Keeping Governance Front and Centre: Don’t Put the Cart Before the Horse in Considering ESG

Expert insights from Dr Margaret Cullen, Founder and Principal, Think Governance Ltd, and Board Assessor, IoD Ireland.

 Acquisition of Non-UK Companies and Assets
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Factsheet

Acquisition of Non-UK Companies and Assets

This factsheet explores how the acquisition of non-UK companies and assets will be subject to UK FDI regime if they carry on activities in the UK. This Director Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald.

Digital or Die? New Priorities for Boards in a Post-Pandemic World

Blog

Digital or Die? New Priorities for Boards in a Post-Pandemic World

Expert insights from Aileen O’Toole CDir, who combines independent non-executive director roles with digital strategy consulting assignments. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Where Are We Now?
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Webcast

Where Are We Now?

This webinar was presented by Minister Paschal Donohoe, Minister for Finance, and President of the Eurogroup. This webinar is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Imelda Reynolds Announced as the New President of the Institute of Directors in Ireland

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Imelda Reynolds Announced as the New President of the Institute of Directors in Ireland

IoD Ireland announces Imelda Reynolds as the New President following the 2021 AGM.

How Leaders Can Move the Dial on Employee Wellness
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Blog

How Leaders Can Move the Dial on Employee Wellness

Expert insights from Expert insights from Elysia Hegarty, Associate Director & Head of Wellness, Future of Work Institute, Cpl Resources Plc. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

A Practical Guide for the Role of Directors in Fighting Ransomware
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Blog

A Practical Guide for the Role of Directors in Fighting Ransomware

Expert insights from Roisin Cahill, Head of Managed Service, IT Force. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.