Governance Forum Programme 2022

Board Secretary Network 2020

Board Secretary Network

30 January 2020


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Institute of Public Administration, Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4

The first Board Secretary Network event of 2020 will focus on the area of board evaluation and how an evaluation can form the basis and/or context for improving board effectiveness. This is arguably the case whether the evaluation is conducted by way of self-assessment or external evaluation. A key actor at the point of evaluation and in using its findings to support improved effectiveness is the Board Secretary. This interactive round table will consider perspectives, including those of the two experienced speakers, on board evaluation, including: 


Fiona Gildea

Fiona Gildea is Deputy Company Secretary and Head of Governance at Flutter Entertainment plc (which was previously Paddy Power Betfair plc). Flutter is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 Index. Fiona was previously Assistant Company Secretary at Permanent TSB plc and Company Secretarial Manager at CRH plc. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and is Head of the ICSA Ireland’s Events Committee.

Edel McMormack

Edel McCormack is Head of Governance & Legal and Secretary to the Board at Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII). She is a qualified Solicitor and joined the Railway Procurement Agency (RPA) in 2013, as in-house lawyer. Edel became Head of Governance & Legal in 2015, following merger of RPA with the National Roads Authority, with oversight of the provision of legal services to TII and corporate governance matters.