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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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An Executive Guide to Reducing Cyber Risk: What Business Leaders Need to Know
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An Executive Guide to Reducing Cyber Risk: What Business Leaders Need to Know

Exclusive insights from Ross Palmer, CEO, Enterprise Defence. This article has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Leading Through a Pandemic and the Lessons Learned
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Webcast

Leading Through a Pandemic and the Lessons Learned

This webinar was presented by Paul Reid, Chief Executive Officer, Health Service Executive (HSE). This webinar is part of our Lunch Bites @ the IoD Series and is sponsored by IQ-EQ.

Majority of Business Leaders Believe Government Has Judged Return to Workplaces Correctly

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Majority of Business Leaders Believe Government Has Judged Return to Workplaces Correctly

“Caution remains the watchword.” Advance findings from our Director Sentiment Monitor Survey for Q3 2021.

Corporate Reporting and Sustainability - Coming to an Annual Report Near You
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Corporate Reporting and Sustainability - Coming to an Annual Report Near You

Exclusive insights from Kevin Prendergast, Chief Executive, Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority (IAASA). This article has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Technology and the Board
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Technology and the Board

Download the full presentation from this webinar by Elaine Coughlan, Managing Partner, Atlantic Bridge. This webinar is part of our Briefing Series, and is sponsored by Accenture.

Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021
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Factsheet

Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021

This Factsheet addresses the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 (the “Act”), which was signed into law on 13th July 2021. This Director Factsheet is Courtesy of McCann FitzGerald.

Six Signals of Business Change That Should Be on Every Leader’s Radar

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Six Signals of Business Change That Should Be on Every Leader’s Radar

Expert insights from Antony Keane, Managing Director, Strategy and Consulting Lead, Accenture in Ireland.

Accelerating and Amplifying Impact: How Directors Can Enhance Their Climate Response
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Presentation

Accelerating and Amplifying Impact: How Directors Can Enhance Their Climate Response

Download the full presentation from this webinar by Elaine Coughlan, Managing Partner, Atlantic Bridge. This webinar is part of our Briefing Series, and is sponsored by Accenture.

Accelerating and Amplifying Impact: How Directors Can Enhance Their Climate Response
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Webcast

Accelerating and Amplifying Impact: How Directors Can Enhance Their Climate Response

This webinar was presented by Clare Nickson Havens, Sustainability Expert and Strategic Board Advisor. This webinar is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Budget 2022 Should Prioritise IT Infrastructure, Affordable Housing and Energy Infrastructure

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Budget 2022 Should Prioritise IT Infrastructure, Affordable Housing and Energy Infrastructure

Advance findings from our Director Sentiment Survey research for Q3 2021 show Budget priority areas favoured by business leaders.