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Governance and the government

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Michael McGrath

TD - Fianna Fáil
4th of December 2020 at 13:00 (GMT)
Via Zoom
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About

This Webinar

This webinar was delivered by David W Duffy Founder and CEO of The Corporate Governance Institute and Michael McGrath TD – Minister of Public Expenditure and Reform.
David and Michael discuss the following topics during the webinar:
What are the governance challenges in the Public Sector at the moment?
How do you attract really good Board members to State funded organisations?
To what extent does the Public Appointments Service look for specific governance qualifications for new board members?
Is there a case for a minimum standard of governance expertise for candidates to Government funded organisations to drive up standards?
What are the obstacles to achieving this?

This Speaker

Michael McGrath TD, was appointed Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform in the Irish Government in June 2020. Michael secured a first-class honours Commerce degree in UCC and went on to qualify as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in Cork City. Before going into politics full time, Michael held senior positions in both the private sector (Financial Controller, RedFM) and public sector (Head of MIS, UCC). He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and has served on that body’s Audit, Risk and Finance Committee. Michael has also undertaken studies with the London School of Economics and Political Science. In his time in the Dáil, Michael has served on a number of Oireachtas committees including the Finance Committee, the Oireachtas Banking Inquiry, the European Affairs Committee and the Public Accounts Committee.

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