• 9 Oct 2024
  • In-person

IoD NI & AIB Director Governance and Leadership Summit 2024

Join us at the IoD NI & AIB: Director Governance and Leadership Summit 2024 to hear from thought leaders on ESG, AI & Corporate Governance.

The IoD NI & AIB Governance & Leadership Summit 2024 is a new initiative which seeks to bring senior NI business leaders together with thought leaders in the field of ESG, AI and Corporate Governance.

We are delighted to be joined by keynote speaker, Nick Wallis, award-winning journalist who covered Post Office Horizon scandal. Nick will share important lessons on how directors can learn from the mistakes of the Post Office.

We will also announce the 2024 Chair’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice winner at this event. The Chair’s Award for Excellence in Director and Board Practice is the highest accolade in the IoD NI Director of the Year Awards, recognising the personal imprint of a high-profile leader on the culture and success of their organisations through the implementation of good governance.

This half day conference will include panel sessions on the following areas:

  • ESG for SMEs
  • The impact of artificial intelligence on business strategy

This in-person event is a fantastic opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and gain valuable insights into effective governance practices. Don't miss out on this exclusive summit!

A special thanks to headline sponsor AIB & associate sponsors, The Irish News, Tughans, and Ulster University Business School for their ongoing support.


Donna Wilson

Donna is Head of ESG Transformation and Reporting at AIB.

Dr Roger Barker

Roger has been the IoD’s Director of Policy and Corporate Governance since September 2020. He also served as Director of Corporate Governance and Professional Standards at the IoD from 2008-2016. He is honorary associate at the Centre for Ethics and Law at University College London and was previously managing director of Governomics Ltd, a corporate governance advisory firm. He is also the author of numerous books and articles on corporate governance and board effectiveness.

Nick Wallis

Nick is a broadcast journalist who has been following the Post Office scandal since 2010. He has worked on three Panoramas, made the ongoing BBC Radio 4 podcast series The Great Post Office Trial, co-wrote a Private Eye special called Justice Lost in the Post and was series consultant on the ITV drama Mr Bates vs The Post Office.

He has spoken to lay and corporate audiences all over the UK about the history of the scandal and the lessons to be learned particularly with regard to journalism, governance, law and technology. He is currently covering the Post Office Horizon IT Inquiry.

Before picking up the Post Office story, Nick worked for BBC Radio 1’s Newsbeat (covering entertainment stories), Channel 5 News and BBC Radio 5 live. He has presented the Criminals Caught on Camera strand for Channel 5 and reported for the One Show. Nick was also the only journalist to cover both of Johnny Depp’s legal trials in London and the US, resulting in his second book Depp v Heard: the unreal story.



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