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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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Media & Resources

GDPR - What Directors Need to Know
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

GDPR - What Directors Need to Know

This webinar was presented by Adam Finlay, Partner, McCann FitzGerald LLP. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Business Confidence “Plummeted” in First Quarter of 2022

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Business Confidence “Plummeted” in First Quarter of 2022

The latest quarterly Director Sentiment Monitor (DSM) research report, by the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland and covering the first quarter of the 2022, shows just 16% of business leaders are ‘more optimistic’ in respect of the economy.

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.

A New Dawn for Irish Competition Law: Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022
  • IoD Members Only

Factsheet

A New Dawn for Irish Competition Law: Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022

A radical new enforcement architecture, plus important reforms to Irish merger rules, are among reforms proposed by the Competition (Amendment) Bill 2022. This Factsheet is courtesy of McCann FitzGerald LLP.

94% of Business Leaders Against Trade with Russia

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94% of Business Leaders Against Trade with Russia

The latest quarterly IoD Director Sentiment Monitor survey for Q1 2022 finds that 94% of business leaders against trade with Russia.

Avoiding Governance Pitfalls: Regulatory Compliance Versus Regulatory Led Governance
  • IoD Members Only

Blog

Avoiding Governance Pitfalls: Regulatory Compliance Versus Regulatory Led Governance

Expert insights by Dr Margaret Cullen, Board Assessor, Institute of Directors in Ireland. This blog has been written exclusively for IoD Ireland members.

Dealing with Resourcing and Talent Challenges in Your Organisation
  • IoD Members Only

Webcast

Dealing with Resourcing and Talent Challenges in Your Organisation

This event was presented by Mary Connaughton CIPD, Director, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Ireland. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

Dealing with Resourcing and Talent Challenges in Your Organisation
  • IoD Members Only

Presentation

Dealing with Resourcing and Talent Challenges in Your Organisation

Download the full presentation from this webinar by Mary Connaughton CIPD, Director, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Ireland. This event is part of our IoD Briefings Series and is sponsored by Accenture.

The Institute of Directors in Ireland Announces New Chief Executive

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The Institute of Directors in Ireland Announces New Chief Executive

IoD Ireland today announces that Caroline Spillane has been appointed its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Caroline Spillane will succeed Maura Quinn and assume responsibility for the CEO role in July 2022.

Business Leaders Split on Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022

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Business Leaders Split on Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022

The latest quarterly IoD Director Sentiment Monitor survey for Q1 2022 finds that business leaders are split on the Right to Request Remote Working Bill 2022.

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