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  • Cancellation list in operation
  • In-class Workshop
  • Booked Out
  • €345 ex VAT non-members
  • €295 ex VAT members

Joining an Audit and Risk Committee

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

IoD Essentials Workshop Series

Martina Maher

Martina Maher, Independent Non-Executive Director

This Workshop is Now Booked Out

Please note this workshop is now booked out. However, a cancellation list is now in operation. If you wish to be put on the cancellation list, please contact the IoD Training Team on training@iodireland.ie or phone +353 1 411 0010.

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 in-class at the IMI 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.

*In-Class Workshop

*Please note, the in-class format may be changed to a virtual format subject to Government guidelines and/or appropriate health and safety protocols - participants will be notified in advance of the workshop date. 

Photography Notice

Please note that photos may be taken at this workshop for future marketing purposes. For further information, please contact: comms@iodireland.ie.

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

Martina Maher

Independent Non-Executive Director

Martina Maher 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 - €295 ex VAT
  • Non-members - €345 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 Tuesday, 3rd May 2022. 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.


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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.