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IoD Evening Briefing - Preparing Yourself for the Boardroom

In this evening briefing, Gervaise Slowey CDir, Independent Non-Executive Director and Harry Lorton, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman, will explore how to become board-ready, and highlight the key things you need to think about before you join a board.

This event is fully booked. A wait list is in operation. Please email events@iodireland.ie.

Registration

Registration will take place from 17:00 with the briefing beginning at 17:15 sharp, followed by Q&A and refreshments.Places will be allocated on a first come basis.

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Gervaise Slowey, Independent Non-Executive Director, will discuss:

  • How to become board-ready and the key things to think about before you join a board
  • Her experience of State boards
  • Personal experience on how she got appointed to boards
  • How to evaluate yourself for a board role
  • Doing your due diligence before you join a board.

 Harry Lorton, Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman, will discuss:

  • His experience on how to develop your non-executive portfolio
  • From the Chairman’s position - what you should consider when looking to appoint a new non-executive director
  • How to evaluate yourself for a board role
  • Doing your due diligence before you join a board.
30 May
Gervaise Slowey , CDir, Independent Non-Executive Director | Harry Lorton , Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman
17:00 - 18:45
Free to IoD Members
Grafton Suite, The Westbury Hotel, Grafton Street, Dublin 2
skirwan@iodireland.ie
Sponsored by Mazars
Places Available (Limited Places Remaining)
Presenters

Gervaise Slowey

CDir, Independent Non-Executive Director

Gervaise Slowey is an Independent Non-Executive Director and serves on the boards of Ulster Bank, Eason Plc, the International Rice Research Institute, and the Institute of International and European Affairs. 

Gervaise is one of Ireland’s leading business women with a proven track record in business transformation and growth across international markets. She has built a reputation as a consumer focused and highly strategic operator, with strong leadership and change management skills.

Gervaise was Chief Executive and Board Director of Communicorp Group Ltd from 2012 - 2016, one of the largest independent media groups in Ireland, UK and Eastern Europe. Prior to that she was Global Client Director for Ogilvy Worldwide, a leading communication services agency with over 25,000 employees where she managed one of their key businesses across Europe, Asia, and Africa.  

 

Harry Lorton

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Harry Lorton is Chairman of Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank, of Independent Trustee Company Limited, of Johnson & Perrott Motor Group and of the Supervisory Committee at Royal Liver Assurance Sub-Fund, part of the Royal London Group.

Harry was educated at CBC, Cork, at Trinity College Dublin, and at Harvard Business School. He is a Certified Bank Director and is a Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants, and of the Institute of Banking.

Harry has worked for over 30 years in the banking industry in Ireland, including 11 years as CEO of Cork & Limerick Savings Bank, TSB Bank and Permanent TSB.

Sponsor

Mazars  is a leading professional services firm in Ireland. Services include audit, assurance, tax, consulting, financial advisory, corporate finance and financial outsourcing. With over 400 staff based in Dublin, Galway and Limerick, Mazars Ireland is part of an integrated partnership with over 23,000 professionals in 89 countries.

Visit www.mazars.ie