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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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An Post CEO Addresses IoD Ireland Members at IoD Autumn Lunch 2022

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An Post CEO Addresses IoD Ireland Members at IoD Autumn Lunch 2022

Today, guest speaker David McRedmond, Chief Executive Officer, An Post, addressed a packed audience at the IoD Ireland Autumn Lunch.

Budget 2023 Preview
  • IoD Members Only

Blog

Budget 2023 Preview

Expert insights by Jim Power, Economist and Media Commentator. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

The Sustainable Finance/ESG Agenda: What Do Directors Need to Know?
  • IoD Members Only

Presentation

The Sustainable Finance/ESG Agenda: What Do Directors Need to Know?

Download the full presentation from this in-person Briefing event webinar by Laura Heuston, Director and Co-Founder, SustainabilityWorks. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

“Perfect Storm” of Negative Global Events Brings Shift in Boardroom Skills

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“Perfect Storm” of Negative Global Events Brings Shift in Boardroom Skills

The latest quarterly IoD Director Sentiment report for Q2 2022 finds that negative global events has led to a change in boardroom skills.

The Consumer Rights Bill 2022: “Buyer Beware” or “Trader Beware”?
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Factsheet

The Consumer Rights Bill 2022: “Buyer Beware” or “Trader Beware”?

This Factsheet looks at The Consumer Rights Bill 2022, which will bring about a number of positive changes for consumers. However, for every enhanced right of a consumer there will be a more onerous obligation on a trader. This Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.

 How the Charities Governance Code is Making a Difference

Blog

How the Charities Governance Code is Making a Difference

Expert insights by Helen Martin, Chief Executive, Charities Regulator. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland.

IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

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IoD Ireland Publishes Latest List of Qualified Chartered Directors

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

Putting Brand at the Heart of Your Financial Strategy
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Putting Brand at the Heart of Your Financial Strategy

This online seminar 'Putting Brand at the Heart of Your Financial Strategy' was held in partnership with the Institute of Advertising Practitioners in Ireland (IAPI), and is in association with The Irish Times.

Financial Services: Individual  Accountability Draws Closer
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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.