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Risk Management: A Key Component of Corporate Governance


IoD Ireland Briefing Series: Sponsored by Accenture

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This event is now closed for bookings. Please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, for further information.


We are delighted to invite you to join our upcoming Briefing webinar titled, ‘Risk Management: A Key Component of Corporate Governance’, from 9.30am to 10.30am on Tuesday, 30th May 2023. 

In this IoD Briefing Dr Margaret Cullen, Governance Advisor and Board Assessor, IoD Ireland, will be in conversation with John Healy, Chartered Director, on the timely area of risk management, and how it is as a key component of corporate governance. 

The IoD Briefings series is sponsored by Accenture

This event is exclusive to IoD Ireland members, and is free of charge.

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

Dr Margaret Cullen,

Dr Margaret Cullen,

Governance Advisor and Board Assessor, IoD Ireland

Dr Margaret Cullen is a Governance Adviser to the Institute of Directors (IoD) in Ireland and an experienced Assessor with IoD Ireland’s Board Evaluation Service. Margaret holds a PhD in corporate governance from University College Dublin (UCD). She is a specialist in the areas of corporate, bank and investment fund governance. 

Margaret has been an Assistant Professor at the UCD Smurfit Business School since 2007, lecturing on the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance (in the subject areas of role and responsibilities of the board, stewardship and ESG, behavioural aspects of boards and executive remuneration and incentives). Margaret designed and ran the Institute of Banking’s (IoB’s) Certified Bank Director (CBD) and Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD) Programmes from 2012. Margaret was the founding CEO and Academic Director of the Certified Investment Fund Director Institute (CIFDI), a specialist institute of the IoB which focuses on raising professional standards in investment fund governance through its CIFD Programme. She is currently Co-Academic Director of the IoB’s Certified Bank Director Programme on an associate basis and lectures bank governance on the programme.

Margaret serves as a non-executive director on the boards of several organisations and has extensive board and board committee experience. She is also a member of the Advisory Committee of the Fund Boards Council in the UK. 

John Healy CDir,

John Healy CDir,

Chartered Director

John Healy is a Chartered Director, with extensive risk management experience at Executive and Board level. 

Since 2011, he has held director/committee chair roles in the Energy, Health and Finance Sectors. As director, he has provided board leadership for deployment of risk management strategies in a number of organisations. At executive level, he has held several senior governance roles, including Group Risk Manager at the ESB. 

From 2011 to 2020, John was a Non-Executive Director of the Children’s Hospital Crumlin and Chair of the Patient Safety & Risk Committee. He is a former Director and Company Secretary of ESB International and associated companies. He is currently non Executive Director and Chair of the Risk Committee at Savvi Ltd.  

He has contributed to development of risk standards at national and European level. He is a co-author of the Irish Corporate Governance Assessment Standard (Swift 3000), published by the National Standards Association of Ireland. He is a former member of the Conference Board’s European Strategic Risk Management Committee.  

John has a BSc in Computer Science from TCD, a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD and is a Fellow of the Chartered Governance Institute UK. An experienced Executive Coach, he also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business & Executive Coaching from UCD.  


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