Round Table for Chairpersons of Audit and Risk Committees

The Governance Forum convened on the 6th June 2019 for the annual Audit & Risk Committee Chairpersons’ roundtable, which yielded a rich discussion on current issues and challenges. The attendees heard from Paul Haran, a highly experienced non-executive director, Audit Committee chair and Committee member on his reflections of the key role of independent non-executives and the key attributes of an effective Board-ARC relationship and effective ARC-Executive relationship. Conor Flynn, founder and Managing Director of Information Security and Assurance Services Ltd briefed attendees on key issues and risks in respect of information and cyber security, a growing area of risk and concern for Boards, ARCs and organisations. And finally, Noreen Fahy, Director of Finance and Corporate Services at the IPA (and experienced ARC Chair/Member) gave attendees insights into the Executive’s perspective on feeding-in to the ARC.

Presentations delivered on the day are available below: