Resources & Policy

Governance for Directors on State Boards, in association with Mazars

Governance for Directors on State Boards, is designed to offer an accessible overview for the boards of State bodies and to offer practical guidance to directors serving on State boards on their role and responsibilities. The publication, produced by the IoD in association with Mazars, is based on the principles of the revised Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies, published in August 2016. Our publication was officially launched by Paschal Donohoe T.D., Minister for Finance and for Public Expenditure and Reform, in November 2017.

There is currently in excess of 200 State boards in Ireland and the role and levels of accountability of State boards have evolved significantly in the last decade, during a period where we have seen marked developments in the importance of oversight, transparency and disclosure.

State boards are held responsible and accountable for ensuring the highest standards of corporate governance and are expected to serve the interests of their stakeholders, including Government as a shareholder, and the taxpayer.

Produced in partnership with Mazars, IoD members can avail of a complimentary copy of Governance for Directors on State Boards and the publication is also available to download in soft copy below. Print copies are available for €5.00 per copy (incl p&p). Please call 01 411 0010.