Posts Tagged ‘IoD Northern Ireland’

Sarah proves to be ‘pitch perfect’ at IoD Women’s Leadership Conference

ARAH PROVES TO BE ‘PITCH PERFECT’ AT IoD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE

An Armagh inventor has been awarded a £4,000 funding boost after proving to be ‘pitch perfect’ at the IoD NI Women’s Leadership Conference. Sarah McAnallen is the creator of Ezi-Sock, a device that makes putting on socks easier for people with reduced mobility. Delegates at the conference, which attracted around 450 business leaders to Titanic…

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Young directors vital to ensure businesses thrive well into the future

Kirsty McManus, IoD

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland We often talk about the need to increase diversity on our boards as a means to create improved corporate governance and better businesses. This discussion can be dominated by a call to increase representation from women and those from ethnic minority backgrounds – each…

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Limited time remains for leaders to enter IoD Director of the Year Awards

Business leaders have until 1st February to enter this year’s Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Director of the Year Awards. The awards, sponsored by First Trust Bank seek, to honour the best performing directors in the private, public and third sectors across the region, with category winners then considered for the UK-wide Director of…

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Breaking the mould to attract diverse workforce

Kirsty McManus, IoD

Ongoing skills shortages, not just in Northern Ireland, but across the United Kingdom, are consistently among the main issues cited to us by members as their most pressing business challenges. The extent to which these shortages could be addressed by ensuring organisations are equally attractive to both genders is also a major topic of conversation…

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New members elected to IoD NI committee

New members elected to IoD committee

The Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) has elected four new members, drawn from across the private and public sectors, to its Northern Ireland committee. Joining the committee are Paul Stapleton, Managing Director, NIE Networks; Barry Byrne, Managing Director, Mount Charles; Natasha Sayee, Senior Lead Public Affairs Specialist, System Operator for Northern Ireland, and…

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Long week ahead as pivotal Brexit vote looms

Non-executives play a crucial role in providing a creative contribution to boards by providing independent oversight and constructive challenges to the executive directors.

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland It is said that a week is a long time in politics and that being the case, the next seven days will surely prove to be among the longest on record. With the so-called meaningful vote on the draft withdrawal agreement set to take…

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IoD Women’s Leadership Conference to help leaders find winning edge

IoD WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE TO HELP LEADERS FIND WINNING EDGE

Business leaders will be inspired to aim for the ‘Winning Edge’ at the Institute of Directors Northern Ireland (IoD NI) Women’s Leadership Conference 2019. The leading business organisation has announced Riverdance co-founder Dr Moya Doherty as keynote speaker at the event, sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills, which will take place at Titanic Belfast on 8th…

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IoD NI: Governments must ‘redouble efforts’ to restore Executive

The Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland has called on the British and Irish governments to “redouble efforts” to help restore the Northern Ireland Executive. Speaking to an audience of around 100 at the IoD’s Chairman’s Roadshow, IoD NI Chairman Gordon Milligan, left, said recent violent scenes illustrated the need for a return of a fully functioning Northern Ireland Assembly. He is pictured at the event in Magee Campus, with, from left: Ashleen Feeney, Director at event sponsor KPMG; David Sterling, Head of the Northern Ireland Civil Service and Dr Malachy O’Neill, Provost of the Magee Campus.

The Institute of Directors in Northern Ireland has called on the British and Irish governments to “redouble efforts” to help restore the Northern Ireland Executive. The leading business body’s Chairman made the call as he addressed business leaders in Derry. Speaking to an audience of around 100 at the IoD’s Chairman’s Roadshow, Gordon Milligan, said…

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New mechanism required to keep Northern Ireland economy driving forward

Kirsty McManus, National Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland, comments on Energy from Waste plant Mallusk

By Kirsty McManus, National Director, Institute of Directors (IoD) Northern Ireland Events of recent weeks have further exasperated an already deeply frustrated Northern Ireland business community. Concern has been growing over the ongoing political impasse at Stormont but the impact of the leadership void, now well over a year since the collapse of the Executive,…

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