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The Audit and Risk Committee: An Introduction

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

Governance Framework CPD

Martina Maher CDir

Martina Maher CDir, Independent Non-Executive Director

Great governance requires risk management.

Join Martina Maher CDir as she details the critical role audit and risk committees play in the governance of an organisation.   

Martina will cover:

  • The important role that audit and risk committees play and the value they bring to the board
  • The main responsibilities of an audit and risk committee for high level topics, such as:
    • Risk management and internal control
    • Internal and external audit
    • Financial reporting
    • Compliance
  • The key skills you need to contribute as a member to these committees.

What people are saying

"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

"Having recently joined an Audit & Risk Committee, the 'Audit and Risk Committee: An Introduction' workshop was pitched perfectly.  The content was thorough, relevant, current and Martina generously shared her wealth of insights. The use of case studies and discussion with peer Directors was very useful.  I would highly recommend this workshop to anyone considering joining an Audit and Risk Committee."

Karen Morton, Non-Executive Director, daa plc

"I would recommend the Audit and Risk Committee workshop highly to people from all backgrounds who want to improve their ability to identify and manage risks and to chair, participate in or engage with Audit and Risk Committees. As well as providing a solid grounding on the fundamentals, the leader provided excellent guidance on how non-financial  and emergent risks should be addressed. Input from participants was also encouraged and added a lot of value."

David Codd, Transformation Leader and former CIO, Musgrave

Martina Maher CDir

Martina Maher CDir

Independent Non-Executive Director

Introducing Martina Maher CDir

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. 

Is this eligible for CPD?

Dimension covered: Governance Framework

Eligible hours: 6 hours of Chartered Director CPD

This session may be eligible for other professional body CPD. Check with your relevant professional body.

Workshop participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance on completion of the session.

What is the cost?

IoD members - €450 

Non-members - €514 

Cancellation and refund policy

Places are confirmed upon full payment. Cancellations with a full refund are accepted in writing to cpd@iodireland.ie until Wednesday, 13th November 2024.  After this date, no refunds are possible, and all fees are forfeited for cancellations or non-attendance. 

Group bookings

Contact the IoD Ireland training team on cpd@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

Want to connect with fellow workshop participants?

All workshop attendees will receive a list of all other workshop participants in advance of the session. This will include name, job title and organisation. If you have any queries around this  please contact the Learning and Development Team.

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


For any IoD Ireland Training Programme queries, email cpd@iodireland.ie or call +3531 411 0010.

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