Micheal Carey, Bord Bia Chairman and Founder of East Coast Bakehouse, was the keynote speaker at the Institute of Directors in Ireland (IoD) Cork Evening Briefing, sponsored by Mazars, which took place in the Rochestown Park Hotel on Wednesday, 1st November 2017.
Due to Storm Ophelia, the IoD office will be closed from 11.00am on Monday, 16th October and will re-open on Tuesday, 17th October 2017 at 9.00am.
As of this morning, the Workshop on Understanding the Role and Responsibilities of the Board, its Chair and Directors, scheduled to take place on Tuesday, 17th October 2017 at the IMI in Sandyford will go ahead as scheduled.
Addressing 550 business leaders at the Institute of Directors’ Autumn Lunch in Dublin today, Avolon Chief Executive, Dómhnal Slattery, spoke about the importance of culture at board level and the role that culture and corporate values play in risk management and long-term success. The Autumn Lunch 2017 was sponsored by Maples group.
It comes as no surprise that corporate boards in Ireland are lacking in diversity but what is of real concern is the little action being taken at board level to address this. Opinion by Maura Quinn published in the Irish Independent.
Boards in Ireland lack diversity in terms of gender, skills, race and ethnicity, while women are losing out to men in the ‘who you know’ culture which dominates the appointment process to private sector boards in Ireland, according to the IoD's Diversity in the Boardroom* report released today.