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Workshop for Emerging Directors - Making the Transition from an Executive Role to a Board Director Role

IMI, Sandyford, Dublin 16

Workshop for Emerging Directors - Making the Transition from an Executive Role to a Board Director Role

02 February 2017 9:00am

This one-day workshop for Emerging Directors - Making the Transition from an Executive Role to a Board Director Role will be delivered by Chartered Directors, Helen Keelan and Geraldine Kelly.

This workshop will assist senior executives as they prepare to take on the role of the board director, including due diligence before taking up a board position, current best practice around the boardroom table and professional development as a company director.

Who should attend?

Senior executives moving to a director role on a board (either as an executive director or as a non-executive director) and /or newly appointed directors.

Cancellation List - This event is now fully booked please contact Sheila Byrne to be added to the cancellation list.

Workshop material is prepared by presenters 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. We regret that requests for additional or soft copies of material cannot be accommodated.


Why become a director? Types of director.

Transition to executive & to non-executive directorship

The barriers to overcome & stepping stones to assist


Stages of Business Evolution; Legal Framework

Evolution of Best Practice; Role of the Board and Board Committees

Board Composition; Risk Management


Due diligence before accepting an appointment

Directors’ duties and responsibilities; Conflicts of interest

Potential Liability; Grounds for Disqualification/ Restriction


Director Induction & Development; Board Evaluation

Typical Board Dilemmas

Director Attributes; Director Dos and Don’ts

Helen Keelan

Helen Keelan

Chartered Director

Helen Keelan has 25 years of senior finance and strategic leadership experience gained in KPMG, Ericsson and Intel. She is familiar with the challenges both of restructuring and of scaling companies globally. She is an experienced non-executive director and is currently Chair of the board of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, and is a non-executive director on the Boards of PM Group Ltd, Liberty Insurance Ltd and Standard Life International Ltd. Helen holds a B.Comm; an M.Sc in Mgmt, and she is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. She is also a Chartered Director.

Geraldine Kelly

Geraldine Kelly

Chartered Director

Geraldine Kelly is a professional executive with 25 years’ experience in growing knowledge based companies in the software, technology and energy sectors. She has held executive and non-executive director positions at international level with Apple, Visio, Gartner, Thomson-NETg and ESB International. Geraldine currently serves as a non-executive director on a number of public and private sector boards. A graduate of University College Galway (Maths & Economics) and postgraduate of University College Dublin (MA Economics), she is also a Chartered Director.


02 February 2017 9:00am

IoD workshops may be eligible for CPD, including Chartered Director CPD, please check with your relevant professional body. IoD workshops are admissible as part of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) CPD Scheme and would count towards “Active” learning. Workshops may also be eligible for CPD with Chartered Accountants Ireland, the Law Society of Ireland, the Institute of Banking, and the LIA. Please check with your relevant professional body or contact Sheila Byrne at 01 411 0010 for further information.

Booking Policy

02 February 2017 9:00am

Places can only be confirmed on receipt of full payment. Cancellations will be accepted if received in writing by Monday, 23rd January 2017. However, there will be a 50% cancellation charge. All fees are forfeited thereafter. Workshop fees are also non-transferrable.