IoD Members' Update - August 2019
July saw the publication of our Diversity in the Boardroom 2019 report - which attracted considerable media attention and online engagement. This included coverage on Morning Ireland (RTE Radio 1), The Irish Times , Irish Independent , and Breakfast Business on Newstalk. Read some of our key findings from the new report and more about the coverage below. 

The past month also saw our annual Summer Get-Together on a pleasant evening in the Airfield Estate. It was great to see so many members at the event, and we hope you enjoyed the evening.

There are still ten days to go to avail of our Early Bird offers on the IoD Autumn Training workshops in Dublin. For more information on our Autumn Training Programme scroll down and book today! 

Please get in touch if you have any queries with regard to your membership and contact .
Diversity in the Boardroom 2019
The IoD is pleased to announce the recent publication of its Diversity in the Boardroom 2019 report. It was gratifying, too, to see so much high profile media coverage (see links below) and positive engagement on social media.

All 3,000 IoD members were invited to take part in an online survey, with 381 members (60% male and 40% female) completing the survey, which equates to 13% of the membership. We would like to express our thanks to all who took part.

Visit our website to read Diversity in the Boardroom 2019 and for the highlights in the press release .

IoD Autumn Lunch 2019
Michael Stanley, Chief Executive Officer,   Cairn Homes plc is our guest speaker at the IoD Autumn Lunch 2019, which  takes place on Friday, 20th September 2019 , in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Upper Leeson Street, Dublin 4 (former Burlington Hotel).

Mr Stanley co-founded Cairn Homes plc and was appointed Chief Executive Officer prior to their IPO in June 2015. He has a strong pedigree in residential development and the broader property industry and has extensive experience in the packaging, energy, agritech and healthcare sectors.

The IoD Autumn Lunch 2019 is kindly sponsored by   Eversheds Sutherland .
To book your place or a table, and to read more, please visit our website .
McCann FitzGerald Factsheet
August 2019

Our sincere thanks to McCann FitzGerald for their ongoing assistance in producing the IoD Factsheets.

Remember, you need to be logged into the website to view the IoD Factsheets.
Welcome to Our New Members
Gustavo Pregoni , Director of Risk and Compliance, Probus Insurance Company Europe DAC – Hertz Corporation
Antoinette Dunne , Executive Director, Link Asset Services Ireland Limited
Triona PriceSmith , VP, Legal Counsel & Global Head of HR Operations, ICON plc
Scott McInnes , Founder, Inspiring Change
Paddy McElligott , Investment Director, Activate Capital
Robert Guy , Director of Group Aftersales, Volkswagen Group Ireland Limited
Billy Quinlan , Head of Global Banking Ireland, BNP Paribas
Geraldine Magnier , Co-Founder and Director, Idiro Analytics
Bernie Keogh , Managing Director, Alternatives Group
Loretta Lambkin , Chief Officer, An Bord Pleanála
Clare Blaney , Director of Market Access, Roche Products Ireland Limited
Colm MacCarvill , Senior Counsel & Director, Squarespace
Event: Putting Brand at the Heart of Your Financial Strategy
The IAPI event, 'Putting Brand at the Heart of Your Financial Strategy', in association with IoD Ireland , will take place on 28th August at the Google Foundry.

The event will address the importance of brand alignment with a company’s business, financial and marketing strategy. 

The impressive speaker line-up includes: David Haigh , CEO, Brand Finance; Damian Devaney , Global VP of Marketing and Communications, Smurfit Kappa; Ken Bowles , Group CFO, Smurfit Kappa; Sharon Walsh , Global Cider Director, Heineken; and Alan Cox , CEO, Core.

Please note while the event is open to IoD members, a waiting list for the event is now in operation. For more information, visit the IAPI website and/or contact Katherine Ryan from IAPI.
Billy Quinlan has been Head of Global Banking Ireland at BNP Paribas for over three months, but has been with BNPP for nine years.

Combined, he has 20 years banking experience with BNP Paribas and AIB. He is a senior investment banker with significant international experience (Ireland, Finland, Sweden, North America, and the Baltics). With strong roots anchored in Europe’s banking history, BNP Paribas supports its clients and employees in today’s changing world and is the leading bank in the eurozone and a prominent international banking institution.

What, in your view, is the biggest challenge facing directors in Ireland today?

Balancing business growth, regulation, compliance whilst remaining an authentic and strong role model for colleagues and other stakeholders.

What do you hope to gain from your membership with the IoD?

Having been away from Ireland for almost six years, I view IoD membership as a great opportunity to re-establish and broaden my professional network. I will also act as a board director for some BNPP companies and IoD membership provides valuable professional development opportunities.
Autumn Training Programme
10 days to go to avail of our Early Bird rates in Dublin
We have a number of essential board training workshops available in Dublin as part of our Autumn Training Programme.

Early Bird rates are available on all of these workshops if booked and paid for by 4:00pm on Friday, 16th August 2019. 

• IoD members - €350 ex VAT 
• Non-members - €410 ex VAT  
After 16th August, all workshops taking place in Dublin will cost:
• IoD members - €425 ex VAT 
• Non-members - €485 ex VAT 

We also have a number of training seminars carried out by expert trainers in Cork, Galway and Limerick. These workshops are available at the below discount rates: 

• IoD members - €360 ex VAT  
• Non-members - €405 ex VAT  

See the full list of workshops in our Autumn Training Programme 2019.
Featured Training/Workshops
24th September
Presenter: Caroline Kirrane, Chartered Financial Analyst Charterholder

Time: 09:00 - 16:30

Venue: Clayton Hotel Silver Springs, Tivoli, Cork

Cost: €360 ex VAT IoD members/€405 ex VAT non-members 

26th September

*Daytime Event - Dublin*
Presenter:  Marie Collins CDir, Chartered Director

Time:   09:00 - 16:30

Venue: Irish Management Institute, Sandyford Road, Sandyford, Dublin 16
Cost: €350 ex VAT IoD members/€410 ex VAT non-members

The IoD Blog
This month, our g uest blogger is Aileen O'Toole, Chartered Director and Digital Strategist, who looks at the relationship between failure, corporate culture and learning.

Visit our website to read the blog: Why business leaders need to rethink failure .

If you are interested in contributing to our blog or for further information, please contact Paul O'Mahony at or call 01 411 0010. 
IoD and Members in the News
Women Mean Business : Diversity in the Boardroom
Newstalk, Breakfast Business: Interview with Maura Quinn (show edition no longer available on Newstalk player)
Irish Examiner : Support for Gender Targets (print edition only)
Shannonside, Northern Sound (Longford), CRC (Mayo ): Also carried items on the IoD's Diversity in the Boardroom 2019 report (recordings not available)
Hotel & Restaurant Times : Joan O'Shaughnessy interview (pages 16-17)
Director magazine
As an IoD member, you can access   Director magazine, published by IoD UK, free of charge.

Each edition is full of insightful interviews with entrepreneurs and company directors.

To access the magazine, please click here   and then use the login details below:

Email address:
Magazine password: Director2000 

Please remember to  use the login details provided above  rather than your own email address when accessing the magazine. It will prompt you to enter your membership number - please  ignore this and enter the login details above   in the two boxes.
Policy Hub
Age in the Workplace - Employment Report 2019

William Fry recently conducted research for their Age in the Workplace - Employment Report 2019 , which included a survey of 1,000 respondents, to gauge how Irish business is preparing to cope with an ageing workforce. Read the full report on the IoD website: Age in the Workplace - Employment Report 2019 .

Central Bank Tracker Mortgage Examination

The Central Bank of Ireland has published the final report on the tracker mortgage examination. The Tracker Mortgage Examination is the largest, most complex and significant consumer protection review the Central Bank of Ireland has ever undertaken, probing all lenders who ever offered tracker mortgage products in Ireland. Read the full report on the Central Bank of Ireland website .

Financial Reporting Council – Consultation on Enhanced Ethical and Auditing Standards

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) proposes to set more stringent ethical rules for auditors, in response to findings from recent audit enforcement cases and from audit inspections. In response to feedback from investors, the FRC also proposes to enhance the quality and content of auditors' reports in order to improve transparency about what is found in the course of an audit. The consultation period closes at 5pm on Friday, 27th September 2019. More information can be found on the FRC website .
Member Benefits
Hertz Car Rental

IoD members receive a special 10% discount on the lowest available rate globally. Whether for leisure or business, receive a 10% discount on vehicles of all sizes, across the globe.

IoD members can also avail of the Hertz 28 Days+ Plan, with up to 20% discount on monthly rentals, and the Hertz Business First Account with special low annual rates .
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