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How Sustainability is Changing the Role of a CFO


IoD Ireland Briefing Series: Sponsored by Accenture

Ken Bowles,

Ken Bowles, Group Chief Financial Officer, Smurfit Kappa

Booking for this Event is Now Closed

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


Join our upcoming Briefing webinar with Ken Bowles, Group Chief Financial Officer, Smurfit Kappa, on a session titled,  ‘How Sustainability is Changing the Role of a CFO’. The webinar will take place on Thursday, 11th May 2023.

This webinar will explore the direct impact that sustainability practices have on financial performance. It will also address how CFOs have a responsibility to lead in the role of sustainability. 

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. 

Ken Bowles,

Ken Bowles,

Group Chief Financial Officer, Smurfit Kappa

Ken Bowles is Group Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Director of the Smurfit Kappa Group. He joined the Smurfit Kappa in 1994 and has occupied a number of finance roles in various parts of the Group. Prior to his appointment as Group CFO he held the position of Group Financial Controller from 2010. 
Ken was the Group’s Head of Tax from 2007 to 2010, prior to which he was appointed as the Group’s first Head of Compliance in 2004. Ken is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Management Accountants and holds a first-class MBA from the UCD Graduate School of Business.


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  • For any queries with regard to this online event, please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, IoD Ireland.

How to Join This Webinar

  • To join this webinar, please register to attend via the 'Book Now' button.
  • When you register to attend, you will receive a confirmation email to confirm your booking. In this confirmation email, you can choose to add this webinar to your calendar. In this calendar attachment, you will be able to access the webinar link. 
  • In addition, we will also send all registered attendees a joining instructions email on Wednesday, 10th May 2023, with a link to where you can join the webinar.
  • On the morning of the event, please then click the webinar link in either your calendar invite or 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.

Zoom Webinar Information

  • 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.
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Please note, in advance of this webinar, we will be sending the attendee list to all registered attendees and our sponsor. This attendee sheet will include the name and company name of all registered attendees (as per their membership details). 

Should you wish to connect with a fellow member who registered for this event, please reach out to them via the IoD Members’ LinkedIn Group, or email us directly and we will try to facilitate this on your behalf. For more information, please contact Anna Hannigan, Events Manager, IoD Ireland. 

For GDPR reasons, we cannot provide contact details on the attendee list.