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IoD Webinar: Governance Challenges for Boards - Looking Back to Look Forward

IoD Morning and Evening Briefings Series is kindly sponsored by Mazars.

Dr Margaret Cullen

Dr Margaret Cullen Founder and Principal of Think Governance Ltd.

IoD Webinar: Governance Challenges for Boards - Looking Back to Look Forward

17 December 2020 9:30am

As part of our ongoing work to share exclusive content and insights with members, we are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming webinar entitled, 'Governance Challenges for Boards - Looking Back to Look Forward' with Dr Margaret Cullen, Founder and Principal of Think Governance Ltd.

In this webinar, Dr Margaret Cullen will discuss the following key elements:

  • Governance challenges of operating in a virtual world and what positives boards can take from this as we move forward.
  • The range of behavioural, operational, processual and strategic governance related issues.
  • The importance and relevance of boards looking back to look forward, as they endeavour to maintain and improve their standards of governance, and to ensure sustainable businesses. 

Please note, there will be a live Q&A facility for this webinar.

Dr Margaret Cullen

Dr Margaret Cullen

Founder and Principal of Think Governance Ltd.

Dr Margaret Cullen is Founder and Principal of Think Governance Ltd. Margaret is a specialist in the areas of corporate and investment fund governance. She is a published behavioural researcher with particular interest in board effectiveness, processes, dynamics and decision-making, board and corporate culture, stewardship and corporate social responsibility. Prior to completing her doctoral research, Margaret worked for 12 years in the financial services industry. 
Following completion of her doctoral research, Margaret joined the Institute of Banking (IoB) as Director of Executive Education. She designed, ran and taught on the IoB’s Certified Bank Director (CBD) and Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) Programmes from 2012 to 2020. Margaret is currently Academic Director of the CBD Programme on an associate basis and lectures governance on the programme. 
Margaret has been an assistant professor at the UCD Smurfit Business School for 13 years lecturing on the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance in the subject areas of executive remuneration and behavioural aspects of boards. Margaret serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several financial services organisations. She is also a Board Assessor with the IoD Ireland Board Evaluation team.


Mazars is an internationally integrated partnership, specialising in audit, accountancy, advisory and tax services. 

In Ireland, we employ over 500 people in Dublin, Limerick and Galway and work with large corporate companies, Public Interest Entities, small to mid-sized indigenous businesses and private clients to assist at every stage in their development.

We operate in over 90 countries, including Ireland and overall, we draw on the expertise of 40,400 professionals - 24,400 in Mazars’ integrated partnership and 16,000 via the Mazars North America Alliance.

To find out more visit the Mazars website.


  • For any queries in regards to this webinar, please contact Sharon Kirwan, Senior Events and Membership Executive, IoD Ireland.

How to view this webinar

  •  To view this webinar, please register to attend via the below 'Book Now' button.
  •  All registered attendees will receive a joining instructions email on Wednesday, 16th December, with a link to where you can access the webinar.
  • This webinar will take place via the online platform Zoom. Please download Zoom to your system before the webinar to ensure you can view the webinar.
  • We would ask all registered attendees to do a test of the Zoom platform in advance to ensure it works for them. To do this, please click on the following Zoom Test page. If you need any further support, please visit the Zoom support page for more information.
  • On the morning of the event, please then click the webinar link in the joining instructions email and you will be able to view the webinar. Please note it will prompt you for your email address before you can join, this is required feature of the Zoom platform. For more information on this, please view: Zoom Video Communications GDPR Compliance.