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The Boardroom Centre


About The Boardroom Centre

The IoD’s Boardroom Centre is the leading independent source of non-executive directors and chairpersons in Ireland. The Boardroom Centre provides two services: working with companies to recruit non-executives to their boards, and supporting IoD members on their non-executive journey. Contact The Boardroom Centre for more information.

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For Companies

The Boardroom Centre is a dedicated and independent service which assists client companies to source and appoint independent non-executive directors and chairpersons to their boards. Our panel of available candidates comprises some of the most experienced senior business leaders in Ireland, all of whom are members of the Institute of Directors in Ireland. We work with a company from developing the criteria for their ideal candidate through to the appointment process and remuneration guidelines.

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For Directors

The Boardroom Centre provides advice to IoD members on preparing themselves for the role of non-executive director. Members can also apply to join the Boardroom Centre’s confidential panel of available non-executive directors.

For Directors
Boardroom Centre Client Testimonials

Following the decision to appoint two Independent Non-Executive Directors to Ornua’s board, we engaged the IoD, whose Boardroom Centre provided excellent support in finding the ideal candidates for our business needs. We successfully appointed two Independent Non-Executive Directors with a wealth of Irish and international business experience. Both Anne O'Leary and Anne McFarland are ideally qualified to enhance our expertise, strengthen and increase the diversity of thought on our board, and help to drive further international growth for our business.

Majella Darcy Chief People Officer, Ornua

Having decided to appoint a non-executive chairman, the IoD’s Boardroom Centre provided a professional and seamless service, taking time to get to know our unique business and providing a list of candidates with the skill-sets required based on our specific business needs. Our chairman came with significant business experience in a variety of different areas. He has been with us for just over twelve months and has made a significant contribution in terms of corporate governance, how we communicate, and our plans going forward. We are very grateful to the IoD for their assistance in what, for Simtech, has been one of our best business decisions. Capt Sé Pardy

Capt Sé Pardy, Director, Simtech

We used the IoD’s Boardroom Centre to identify suitable non-executive director candidates for our board. The Boardroom Centre took the brief and quickly came back with a number of suitable candidates from which we identified a shortlist who met our criteria. Meetings with the potential candidates were also facilitated at the IoD offices and we ended up selecting a very suitable candidate who has since joined our board and is contributing very effectively. Overall, we were very happy with the quality and efficiency of the service provided by the IoD’s Boardroom Centre, as well as the outcome.

Dave Murphy CEO, PM Group

The most difficult part was finally making the decision to bring in a non-executive director. Once that decision was made, the IoD’s Boardroom Centre guided us through the entire process. They got to know us, our business and the type of person and skill set required. A short list of candidates was presented to us and we were delighted with the calibre of people willing to get involved in the business. Following the interview process a clear preferred choice became apparent. We are delighted with our new board member and we have all had to up our game, no harm in a family business.

Jody Fanagan Director, Fanagans Funeral Directors