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IoD NI Director Bootcamp

17 Apr 2019
The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
This bootcamp is for new Directors, anyone soon to be appointed to a board or any Directors who would like to brush up on their responsibilities. It will be appropriate for Directors in any sector – private, social enterprise, charity and public.

The delivery will be mostly informal as delegates hear from a panel of experienced directors talking about their personal experiences. You will be able to assess your knowledge level in the role of director, including legal and financial responsibilities and learn how to avoid issues that can lead to spectacular corporate governance failures.

Key details

Date & time: 17 Apr 2019 09:00 - 11:30
Location: The Merchant Hotel, Belfast
CPD Hours: 2.5000

Prices from

No Charge.

Event manager:
Miss Julie-Anne Clarke
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09:00 – Registration and refreshments

09:30 – Welcome 

09:45 – What is your understanding of the role of the Company Director? A legal perspective by William Curry, Partner at Arthur Cox

10:30 – Panel session: An effective board 

11:15 – Q & A

11:30 – Event Close


William Curry, Partner, Arthur Cox 

William works with a range of public and private sector bodies advising on procurement, corporate and commercial issues, including giving procurement and commercial advice on a number of major capital investment projects, drafting and negotiation of contracts and advising on dispute resolution and construction issues.
William also has experience of advising in relation to projects using the NEC suite of contracts.

Clare Guinness, CEO, Warrenpoint Harbour Commissioners

Clare was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Warrenpoint Harbour Commissioners in January 2018.

A banking and finance graduate from Loughborough University, Clare spent 17 years in Corporate and Business Banking in Bank of Ireland, working in Belfast, London and Dublin.  Clare then joined the Agri – Food Sector working for Fane Valley Group as Director for Corporate Services.

Clare is an active IOD member and completed the IOD Certificate and Diploma in Company Direction in 2016.

Paul Rothwell, CEO, Sliderobes Group

Paul has been a company director for 30 years, of which 20 have been at MD/CEO level in four different sectors. An engineer by background, his directorship experience covers manufacturing, food, retail and engineering. He is also a business mentor on both the Invest NI Leaders Programme and for Catalyst Inc Springboard programme for startups, and an angel investor.

Paul has extensive experience of developing strategy, structures, and people at senior levels transitioning into director level.



Prices from

No Charge.


Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • The Merchant Hotel
  • 16 Skipper Street
  • Belfast
  • BT1 2DZ

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