About

Thursday, 16 May 2019, 9am-1pm

 

The Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8

 

Price: €325

 

The 1 September 2016 marked the publication of the revised and updated Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies. Published by Minister for Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe TD, the code was aimed at strengthening the underlying principles of good governance: accountability, transparency, probity and a focus on the long-term sustainable success of the organisation.

 

With two years since the codes official release this event will review the performance of standards that the code sets for good governance within regulatory, commercial and non-commercial State bodies.

 

With the recent exposures at State Board level, it has never been more important to reflect on best practice and consider the measure set by State Bodies in terms of governance, risk, compliance, values and culture. Strengthening the code by maintaining transparency and rebuilding trust where failings have occurred.

 

 

Hours CPD Awarded

Category: Regulatory Matters

Conference Outline and Topics:

 

PAI’s 2019 corporate governance conference will explore the challenges and benefits of ensuring proper compliance at Board level. This conference brings together a host of key industry experts and provides a forum to reflect on the effectiveness of recent corporate governance complexities through our programme of Public Sector relevant themes including;

 

  • Securing a proper skills match on State Boards;
  • Setting the boundaries of responsibilities – lines and levels of responsibility within State Boards;
  • Managing the relationship between Departments and Companies/Agencies – Reports, Policies and Letters of Expectation, and
  • Accountability – Boards, Departments and the Oireachtas – is the balance right?

 

This conference provides attendees with the ideal opportunity and a stimulating forum to discuss critical topics for the future of corporate governance, a comparative and interdisciplinary approach and provides a key networking opportunity for industry peers working within the Public Sector.

Who should attend?

 

The event is ideal for anyone who is responsible for Governance, Risk, implementing compliance programs, deciding on strategy including: CEO’S, Risk & Compliance Managers, Strategy, DPO’s, Board Members. This event will prepare your organisation for current & future governance risk and compliance challenges.

Event Schedule

9.05 – 9.20

Introduction by the Conference Chairperson

9.20 – 9.40

State Bodies, Good Governance and High Standards – a Progress Report on the Code of Practice for the Governance of State Bodies 2016

9.40 – 10.10

Securing expertise, knowledge and competence – Recruiting nominees for boards for the Public Sector and setting the standard for proper board composition

10.10 – 10.40

Setting the Groundworks for Greater Compliance in Board Governance–Legislative updates and reporting on recent Case studies

10.40 – 10.50

Q&A

10.50 – 11.20

Networking Coffee Break

11.20 – 11.50

Good information driving good decision making; Board engagement and information asymmetry

11.50 – 12.20

The UN Sustainable Development Goals – The Pillars of Best Practice in Governance by State Boards over the coming Decade

12.20 – 12.50

Mandating, Managing and Mitigating Risk – Building a robust framework for Risk Appetite on State Boards and managing Reputational Risk

12.50 – 13.00

Q&A

13.00

Networking Lunch (served in the Radisson’s V’nV restaurant)

Our Speakers

Garrett Fennell
Director, Public Affairs Ireland

Garrett Fennell is a solicitor and a specialist consultant in regulatory and public affairs. Garrett has advised a large number of public bodies on compliance issues and practices. Garrett is a founding Director of Public Affairs Ireland and leads a specialist regulatory and public policy consultancy, Fennell Public Affairs, in 1997. He formerly worked with the ESB and McCann FitzGerald.

Garrett Fennell
Director, Public Affairs Ireland
Shirley Comerford
Chief Executive Officer for the Public Appointment Service

Shirley Comerford is an experienced HR executive with significant senior management experience working effectively in both operational and strategic roles across a range of sectors. She has spent a number of years in Australia working in the Education and Healthcare sectors.

Shirley Comerford
Chief Executive Officer for the Public Appointment Service
Professor Blanaid Clarke
McCann FitzGerald Chair in Corporate Law, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Blanaid holds the McCann FitzGerald Chair in Corporate Law at Trinity College Dublin. Prior to taking up this position, she was an Associate Professor in the Law School in University College Dublin. Whilst there, she was one of the founding members of the UCD Centre for Corporate Governance.

Professor Blanaid Clarke
McCann FitzGerald Chair in Corporate Law, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin
Alan McDonnell
Consultant, Founder & Principal, Good Governance Solutions

Alan is the founder of Good Governance Solutions, an independent consultancy specialising in advising boards on best practice in corporate governance. Having served on boards across all sectors he currently acts as Director and Chair of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

Alan McDonnell
Consultant, Founder & Principal, Good Governance Solutions
Pat Downes
Managing Partner of Lionheart

Patrick Downes is Managing Partner of Lionheart, a corporate governance & risk advisory consultancy. Prior to establishing the practice he was an executive director in one of the commercial semi-state. He has over thirty years of experience at board level across the public and corporate landscape. Patrick has chaired a number of organisations and is a former chairman of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland. He has served on a number of boards in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Pat Downes
Managing Partner of Lionheart

PAI’s 2019 Conference sponsors / exhibitors:

 

In September 2014 the Government announced significant changes to the process for appointing members of State Boards. The changes introduced sought to increase transparency in how appointments are made, widen the pool of potential appointees and ensure members of State Boards have the appropriate skills, experience and expertise required to govern public bodies.

 

The Public Appointments Service (PAS) was given responsibility for key aspects of the process to identify a list of potential appointees for consideration by the relevant Minister.  PAS have been tasked with promoting this new initiative and ensuring that there is widespread awareness of the available opportunities.

 

Through the Stateboards.ie website there is a single dedicated point of contact for people interested in finding out about state board opportunities.  Those interested in being considered for appointment can register on the website and request to receive alerts when new campaigns are advertised online.

 

There is a wide and diverse range of State Boards in the commercial, administrative, advisory and regulatory fields.  PAS encourages expressions of interest from people with relevant experience who are willing to make a contribution to the performance of public bodies.  Details of all current vacancies and experience required are available on www.stateboards.ie.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Public Affairs Irelands Annual Procurement Conference presents a valuable opportunity to increase your brand awareness among industry leaders, government decision makers and peers within the procurement sphere nationwide. PAI’s expert speakers will update attendees on a range of relevant topics that offer both a national and international perspective on how to drive progress within Public Procurement while maintaining transparency.

Gold Sponsorship Package
Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material including (conference brochure & programme, web campaigns and at the event)
Speaking opportunity (speakers picture & biography featured in conference brochure)
Acknowledgement as a sponsor during the conference by the event chairperson
Three complimentary delegate passes for the conference and conference lunch
Company name and logo displayed in the reception area
Opportunity to display pop-up stand(s) and marketing materials within reception area (sponsor to supply)
Opportunity to host an exhibition table in the reception space
Opportunity to display pop-up stand(s) in the main conference space
Opportunity to place a marketing document in delegate pack (supplied by sponsor)
Your logo and a link to your company website on our dedicated conference website
Feature a blog piece by a company representative hosted on PAI.ie, shared via Public Affairs Ireland social media channels and through Public Affairs Ireland's marketing mail outs and weekly Parliamentary Business Newsletter
Branding in communication with Public Sector press desks
Feature in a follow up press on the conference blog and press photos
Conference Day Exhibition Stand
Accreditation as a sponsor on all marketing material including (conference brochure & programme, web campaigns and at the event)
Acknowledgement as a sponsor during the conference by the event chairperson
Two complimentary delegate passes for the conference and conference lunch
Opportunity to host an exhibition table in the reception space
Your logo and a link to your company website on our dedicated conference website
Press photos
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interested

If you are interested in becoming sponsors at this year’s event please contact Public Affairs Ireland’s Training Manager
Emma McBride on (01) 819 8500 Email: emcbride@pai.ie

PAI’s Conferences are popular events that offer valuable opportunities for networking with colleagues across the public sector. Our past Corporate Governance Conferences attracted delegates from a wide range of organisations including:

Public Affairs Ireland

If you have any general queries, you can get in touch with us through any of the below mediums.

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+353 1 819 8500