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.

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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

Format: Paperback, 352pp
Published: September 2017

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


The Author

David W. Duffy is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland. He is the founder of Prospectus Management Consultants, which specialises in corporate strategy and corporate governance. A graduate in business from Trinity College, Dublin, he trained as a Chartered Accountant with PwC in London and holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland. David 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.

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