About The Forum

The Governance Forum is managed by the Institute of Public Administration to provide a network, events and advice on governance issues from a public interest perspective. The member organisations of the Forum include State bodies, government departments and not for profit bodies.

Each member organisation receives a range of services including invitations for board members and executives to a series of briefing events and conferences, customized in-house training and consultancy, advice from governance specialists and access to the Governance Forum web site.

The Forum was established in 2007. The programme developed several of the themes discussed over the past two years including the application of governance codes to different types of institutions, effective audit committees, risk management, board evaluation and the relationships between State bodies and parent departments.

The programme of events is designed to reflect the governance interests and challenges facing the member organisations. These have also included discussions on the role of the Board Secretary, the application of the Public Financial Procedures and the results of IPA research on the governance of commercial state bodies.