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IoD Evening Briefing - Preparing Yourself for The Boardroom - Cork

The Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork

Sponsored by Mazars

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IoD Evening Briefing - Preparing Yourself for The Boardroom - Cork

15 May 2018 6:00pm

The event will be facilitated by Thora Mackey, Head of the IoD’s Boardroom Centre.

Fiona Tierney C Dir will update attendees on the appointments process for State boards. She will share her observations on what you should consider before preparing yourself to serve on a State board.

Pat McGrath C Dir will give his personal reflections on how to get yourself ‘board ready’ and what he considers to be the principal responsibilities of being a director and some of the challenges facing directors today.  He will discuss the knowledge and skills you should develop to fulfil your role as an independent-thinking board member.

There will be an opportunity at the end for those in attendance to put questions to Fiona, Pat and Thora.


Registration will take place from 6.00pm with the briefing beginning at 6.15pm sharp, followed by Q&A and refreshments.

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Fiona Tierney C Dir

Fiona Tierney C Dir

CEO, Public Appointments Service

Fiona Tierney is the (outgoing)Chief Executive Officer of the Public Appointments Service, where she successfully repositioned the organisation and oversaw the introduction of a new process of appointments to State Boards. Fiona has a career history of successful leadership in senior executive positions in both the private and public sector. She is an (outgoing) member of the Civil Service Management Board, and a Chartered Director of the Institute of Directors. She is a member of the Board of the IMI and of Trocaire, is on the committee of the International Women’s Forum and is a strong supporter of the 30% Club.

Pat McGrath C Dir

Pat McGrath C Dir

McGrath Management & Consultancy Services Ltd

Pat spent most of his career with the PM Group, Ireland’s largest home-grown professional engineering and project management company. He helped scale PM Group from a small founders’ team into an international player with over 2,000 employees in 20 offices, operating in 30 countries and with revenues of €300million.

Today Pat is non-executive Chairman of a number of startups and SMEs in the tech support, smart home/IOT, precision medicine and HR sectors.

Pat is a member of the Board of the Irish Management Institute (IMI) and he chairs Cork Innovates Partnership. Previously he was the first Chairperson of The Health Information and Quality Authority (HIQA) and a Member of the Governing Body of Cork Institute of Technology.


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