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Impact of Brexit in the boardroom – implications and challenges

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Jennifer Carroll MacNeill

TD - Fine Gael

John McGrane

Director General - British Irish Chamber of Commerce
25th of November 2020 at 00:00 (GMT)
Via Zoom


This Webinar

Watch this webinar video to see a fireside chat on the impact of Brexit in the boardroom and it’s implications and challenges.
The format for this session is “fireside chat”. John McGrane, director-general of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, discusses, with Jennifer Carroll MacNeill, TD and member of the Fine Gael party, how Brexit is impacting businesses across Europe and the associated challenges arising.
Brexit is seismically altering to the EU principles of the free movement which means that we are entering a period of uncertainty for both employers and employees as 40 years of EU legislation is being shaken.
As an example, Brexit will mean that UK nationals working in any other member state will not be covered by the EU social security regulation.
John focuses on the following key areas:
Preparation – you may think that you are prepared but how are you responding?Compliance is the minimum interest, responding is the best interest
How are you assuring the best interests of your company?
Regulatory change is the present, market change is the future
It’s never too late to do the right thing

This Speaker

Jennifer Carroll MacNeill is a TD for the Dún Laoghaire Constituency in Dublin, Ireland, elected in February 2020. She is a former senior government adviser to the departments of Children, Justice and Housing and was legal adviser to Enda Kenny. She is also a qualified barrister, has a PhD in public policy and is an academic author and lecturer. Jennifer is Fine Gael Spokesperson for Equality and a member of the Implementation of the Good Friday Agreement Committee, the Justice Committee and the Public Accounts Committee. Since first being elected as a public representative, Jennifer has worked extensively on Domestic Abuse awareness, including Coercive Control.

John McGrane is director-general of the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, a private sector organisation which he co-founded in 2011 to represent businesses with interests in the two islands, their communities and their economies. He is also the executive director of the Family Business Network, the representative and network organisation for Ireland’s business-owning Families, co-founder of Board Ready in support of Diversity and Inclusion and founder of, the tech start-up that helps local businesses grow beyond borders. Retired from a forty-year career in business banking, his interests weave through commerce, culture and community. He retains active roles in Culture (serving on the Boards of Music Network, the Irish Film Institute and Fishamble : The New Play Company) as well as in Tourism and in Trade Development, having served on a number of related Trade Boards and Government Taskforces.

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