25th May, 2017

Prof Niamh Brennan will lead a debate on Shades of Grey: Directors Dillemas on Thursday 25th May, 2017 in the RDS Members Club. Tea/Coffee will be served from 7.30am the and session will commence at 8am sharp.

The CGAI AGM will commence at 9.30am on this date also.

7th June, 2017

A breakfast seminar is being hosted from 8am to 10am in association with EY on Harcourt Street on Wednesday 7thJune, 2017 on the subject of IT and Cyber Security. The keynote speaker is Hugh Callaghan, EY.

The outline agenda addresses:

  • What the current state of cyber risk and the cyber threat landscape is like
  • Why cyber risk is a business and governance issue, rather than an IT challenge
  • How regulators are thinking about cyber threats and their expectations
  • Where to start within your own organisation as a non-exec
  • A simple video demonstration on how a typical spear phishing attack unfolds (the kind of attack that often targets senior execs and board members)

Hugh is the Executive Director in our EMEIA  Financial Services Advisory team with accountability for leading our 50-person Dublin-based team of dedicated Cyber Risk professionals. This includes leading EY’s recently expanded Advanced Security Centre, which is the premier EY regional capability hub in our EMEIA area for delivery of security services to large domestic and multinational clients worldwide. Hugh has previous experience of large-scale ethical hacking programmes, digital banking fraud strategy, cyber security roadmap definition and improvement programme delivery. Consistent with EY’s mission of making the digital world a safer place to do business and building a better working world, Hugh currently has a significant focus helping boards and senior executive management understand the implications of the cyber risk environment for their businesses. Hugh is a research scientist by background, with a Ph.D. in computational physics from University College Cork and the Max Planck Institute, and joined EY in 2003 from an international electronic payments company.

July 2017

A social will be held to congratulate the latest graduates from the UCD Diploma in Corporate Governance  – date and further details to be announced. 

21st September, 2017

A half day conference is being held in conjunction with and hosted by Chartered Accountants Ireland on the subject of Organisational Culture and Whistleblowing. Further details to be announced for this event which is planned for Thursday 21st September, 2017 from 3.3pm to 6:15pm

October 2017

Following the success of our seminar in 2016 at which the Charity Regulator CEO addressed our Members, John Farrelly will update us on governance challenges facing charity sector and not or profit sector. The Breakfast Seminar is being held in conjunction with and hosted by Beauchamps in October 2017.