Institute of Public Administration, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4
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Our next Board Secretaries’ Network event (in association with the ICSA – The Chartered Governance Institute) takes place on the morning of Thursday, 17 September 2020 at 11.00 – 12.00. The primary focus of the Network session will be on supporting Boards and Committees during the Covid-19 pandemic, which members will appreciate has posed significant challenges. Board Secretaries have been at the forefront in ensuring that Boards and Committees can meet and execute their functions during these uncertain times. The event will provide an opportunity for Secretaries to meet (virtually) and to discuss and share experiences and good practices.
Two highly experienced guest speakers will provide inputs. They are:
Nora Geary, Corporate Secretary and Secretary to the Governing Body at University College Cork
John O’Donovan, Head of ICT, National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA)
The event will provide a forum for discussion of matters such as:
Running effective virtual meetings
Supporting clear decision making and delegations
Supporting Board and Committee members from a distance
Safeguarding IT/Data security, including meetings and papers
Covid risk assessments
Business continuity and its implications for Boards, Committees and governance compliance
Attendees are encouraged to submit any additional areas or themes for discussion on the day.
To attend this event as a non-member the charge is €195.
Nora Geary is the Corporate Secretary and Secretary to Governing Body at University College Cork (UCC). Her executive responsibilities include coordination and management of the University’s legal in -house legal service, insurance programme, risk management, emergency management, health and safety, information compliance, and archival functions. As secretary to the Governing Body she is responsible for the organisation and management of Governing Body and its associated committees.
Nora commenced her career in the health service where she worked as a nurse and a midwife for a number of years before transitioning to general management where she worked at local, regional and national level in acute services.
Nora is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA).