A Practical Guide for Company Directors

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A Practical Guide for Company Directors by David W. Duffy is a comprehensive and invaluable resource for those who want to know more about what it means to be an effective company director in Ireland.

ISBN:  978-1-910374-01-6
Published:  27/09/2017
Format:  Paperback, 352 pages
Price: -   


Product type:  
Ethics, Leadership and personal effectiveness, Practice and business improvement
Who is this for:  Company directors, NEDs
Edition:  1st
Copyright date:  27/09/2017
Weight:   0.587 kg
Dimension:  156 mm X 234 mm

Deciding to become a company director is a step that should be considered carefully before taking on the role and responsibilities. The Companies Act 2014 has meant that a director’s duties and the scope of what a director needs to know have increased enormously. In addition, the public now have much higher expectations of the standards of behaviour of directors serving on boards.

Key topics covered by this book include:

  • The value of due diligence before deciding to accept a directorship
  • Company law, regulatory environment and corporate governance guidance
  • Differences between the role of non-executive and executive directors
  • Conflicts of interest and restricted activities
  • Financial matters, including financial difficulty
  • Risk tolerance and risk management
  • Personal guarantees and indemnities.

“This book should be on every director’s required reading list. Its practicality, coupled with its clarity on the role and responsibilities of directors will enable them to perform their role with much greater insight and confidence.”
Anne Heraty, CEO Cpl Resources plc

“With his patient, logical approach David W. Duffy has written a clear and authoritative reference for directors and potential directors who want to understand their corporate responsibilities.”
Danny McCoy, CEO of Ibec

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For further information, contact publishing@charteredaccountants.ie or telephone on (+353) 01 637 7204

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The Author

David W. Duffy is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He is the founder of Prospectus Management Consultants and CEO of The Governance Company, a leading online provider of governance education for directors of boards. A graduate in business from Trinity College, Dublin, David trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London and holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has extensive corporate governance consulting experience and has been writing books on the subject since 2004, including A Practical Guide to Corporate Governance (Chartered Accountants Ireland, 2014). David has substantial experience as a director on the boards of commercial, philanthropic, social services and sporting organisations.