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About Us

We're IoD Ireland. 

The go-to resource and network for directors across the nation. 

Here to shape our country into an exemplar of corporate governance. 

30 years supporting, informing and connecting you – the directors, leaders, entrepreneurs, and chairpersons. Gathering world-class knowledge, research and input from the best in business to empower our members and their boards. To improve performance, spark connections and build essential competencies underpinned by our Continuing Professional Development Framework. We are here to deliver all that directors need to lead in times of ceaseless change. Proudly championing innovation, life-long learning and good governance to shape a dynamic future from the inside of Irish business out.

We’re just getting started. Join us.

Our vision

For Ireland to be an exemplar of corporate governance. 

Our purpose

Instil stakeholder trust and confidence in organisations by educating, informing, and supporting directors to lead successfully.

Our values

  • Integrity

    As competent and ethical professionals, we hold ourselves to the highest standards. Good is never good enough. Members are attracted to join because we are authentic and excellent at what we do.

  • Innovation

    We are forward thinking, always aspiring to improve and change for the better. We are ambitious to create a greater impact for the Institute and our members. We listen to learn. We are enterprising and energetic. We are proactive, action-oriented problem solvers.

  • Inclusivity

    We collaborate and co-operate to get the best outcomes. We are open to ideas and diverse views and actively seek the opinions of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. We are active in the community and take our social responsibility seriously.

We champion best practice. Through all our communications.

We will never comment on or criticise specific individuals or boards of governance shortcomings. 

For me, personally, the IoD represents one of the most important networks of individuals in the country – senior business leaders who provide thought leadership and drive economic activity.

Graham Stewart

Commercial & Finance Director, Hospital Services Limited

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