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IoD NI Director Bootcamp

12 Sep 2019
Arthur Cox, 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: 12 Sep 2019 09:00 - 11:30
Location: Arthur Cox, Belfast
CPD Hours:

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0.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
25.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Price

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 Lynsey Mallon, Partner, Arthur Cox

10:30 – Panel session: An effective board 

11:15 – Q & A

11:30 – Event Close


Lynsey Mallon, Partner, Arthur Cox

Lynsey Mallon is a partner in the Corporate and Commercial Group in the Arthur Cox Belfast Office, Northern Ireland. Lynsey advises both domestic and international, public and private clients, as well as public sector bodies, across the full range of company and commercial law areas. Lynsey has extensive experience of advising on both domestic and cross border mergers and acquisitions as well as MBOs and MBIs, joint ventures, private equity, and general commercial contract work.

Allen Martin, Partner, Kernel Capital

Allen is a Chartered Accountant who joined the Kernel Capital team in 2014 from Invest NI where he was an executive for five years within Invest NI's Corporate Finance Division, responsible for leading and project managing key elements of Invest NI's Access to Capital Strategy. Prior to this Allen worked in corporate finance for three years at Ulster Bank and in his early career he worked for three years at Grant Thornton.

Allen has extensive established networks across the business community in Northern Ireland through interactions and execution of a large number of commercial transactions with technology driven start up, growth and later stage companies. Based at our Belfast office Allen is focussed on equity investments in the £500k to £2m range in Northern Ireland technology companies.

Robert McConnell, Director, Pinnacle Professional

Robert McConnell is a Co-Founder and Director at Pinnacle Professional, a business advisory firm established with the goal of helping companies grow.

Robert is a Chartered Director, Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, and former IoD NI Director of the Year (2017). An expert in international business, operational excellence and business growth, for the past 13 years Robert has provided strategic direction and operational leadership to local, regional and international organisations. Graduating in both Engineering and Business, Robert combines technical ability with astute commercial awareness, providing clear and logical advice to support Pinnacle Professional’s many and varied clients. 

Robert’s current specialisms include, Financial analysis, projections and business planning, Operational Business Improvement, Grants and Funding, and Brexit and Trade Advisory Services.


Paul Rothwell, CEO, Sliderobes

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

0.00 GBP + VAT - Member Price
25.00 GBP + VAT - Non-Member Price


Bookings cancelled within 7 days will not be refunded
  • Arthur Cox
  • Arthur Cox
  • 15-17 Gloucester Street
  • Belfast
  • BT1 4LS

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