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  • Places Available
  • €425 ex VAT IoD members
  • €485 ex VAT non-members
  • In-class Workshop

Joining an Audit and Risk Committee

Irish Management Institute (IMI), Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16

IoD Essentials Workshop Series

Martina Maher CDir

Martina Maher CDir, Independent Non-Executive Director

Audit and Risk Committees have a critical role to play in the governance of an organisation. Whether you are newly appointed to a committee or considering joining one, this practical workshop will equip you with the essential knowledge to fulfil your role with confidence and success.

This one-day workshop on ‘Joining an Audit and Risk Committee’ will be led by Martina Maher, Independent Non-Executive Director. The workshop will take place at the Irish Management Institute (IMI), Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16, and is part of the IoD Essentials Workshop Series.

What Will I Gain?

Participants on the workshop will gain an understanding of:

  • the important role that Audit and Risk committees play and the value they bring to the board
  • the main responsibilities of an Audit Committee
  • the main responsibilities of a Risk Committee
  • the key skills you need to contribute as a member of these committees. 

What People Say About This Workshop

"This introduction to joining an Audit & Risk Committee was insightful and delivered with superb clarity pitched perfectly for all experiences of the participants. Highly recommended for all new or aspiring Board members."

Danny McCoy, CEO, Ibec and INED Iput Real Estate Dublin

“This workshop was very useful in explaining, in appropriate detail, the basic elements required, and expectations of a board, from a member joining an Audit & Risk committee. The content was relevant and was very well presented by a knowledgeable & competent professional.”

Fergus McNamara, Dublin Town BID Company

Great course, would recommend it highly."

Peter Carroll CDir, BDO Ireland

Workshop Outline

In this workshop, Martina will take participants through the following key areas:

  • The role of Audit and Risk Committees.
  • Key responsibilities of both committees covering at a high level topics such as:
    • risk management and internal control, including the risk management lifecycle and risk culture
    • internal and external audit
    • financial reporting
    • compliance
    • the key skills needed to be a member of these committees and what you can gain from being a member.

Workshop material is prepared by IoD trainers and produced by the IoD wholly and exclusively for use by workshop participants. Please note that workshop material is provided in hard copy to all participants. Requests for additional or soft copies of material may be accommodated upon receipt of written request.

Martina Maher CDir

Martina Maher CDir

Independent Non-Executive Director

Martina Maher CDir is an independent non-executive director (INED) and consultant with board level experience covering the financial services, sustainability, and non-for-profit sectors.  She has extensive senior level experience in the areas of governance, strategy, risk management and internal audit. Martina has over 25 years’ leadership experience gained across leading commercial organisations in the public and private sector in the UK and Ireland. She has held senior roles in AIB Group, the National Treasury Management Agency, Bank of Ireland Group, KPMG and Deloitte. 

A Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a UCD Law graduate, Martina also has a Diploma in Company Direction (Institute of Directors) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking. 


To attend this workshop, please book and pay via the ‘Book Now’ button above.

Workshop Costs

  • IoD members - €425 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €485 ex VAT

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations and a full refund will be accepted if received in writing to training@iodireland.ie by 5pm on Wednesday, 15th November 2023. After this date, no refund will be possible, and all fees will be forfeited in the event of a cancellation or non-attendance.

Group Bookings

If you would like to make a group booking, please contact the IoD Training Team on training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.


IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD. Please check with your relevant professional body.

Photography Notice

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Contact Information

For all queries relating to the IoD Training Programme, please contact training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.