Corporate Governance

Start Dates: TBC

Duration: 2 Days

Full Fee: €1200

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Programme overview

It is widely acknowledged that inadequate corporate governance was a contributing factor to the financial crisis and resulting turmoil. This programme will outline the duties and responsibilities of corporate directors under Irish company law. It will examine the Corporate Governance issues which the Central bank’s Corporate Governance Code and Fitness and Probity Standards of relevance to senior financial services practitioners and stakeholders. Finally, it will explore best practice governance guidelines in the UK and internationally on board process and procedures.

Learning outcomes

The course is designed to provide candidates with the ability to:

  • Understand the implications for their organisation of the requirements set out in the Central bank’s Corporate Governance Code;
  • Implement sound governance practices within their own organisation

Who is the course for?

This programme will appeal to candidates occupying or aspiring to roles such as:

  • Executive or non-executive director
  • Company Secretaries
  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Risk Strategists
  • Internal Auditors
  • Compliance Managers
  • Senior Managers


The course will be delivered over two days:

Day 1:

  • Introduction – Overview of corporate governance
  • Legal responsibilities and duties of the board
  • Roles of boards: strategic, advisory and control
  • Governance Framework for Financial Institutions
  • UK Corporate Governance Code
  • EU Green Paper on Governance of Financial Institutions
  • Corporate Governance Code for Credit Institutions and Insurance Undertakings•
  • Ethics and the board
  • Central bank’s Fitness and Probity Standards

Day 2:

  • Board process
  • Financial reporting, control, audit and the board: role of the audit committee
  • Risk management / internal control, and the board: role of audit/risk committee
  • Nomination and selection of directors: role of the nomination committee
  • Setting executive remuneration: role of the remuneration committee
  • Conduct of board meetings
  • Decision making by boards
  • Dynamics of board relationships

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