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Sheelagh Duffield

Every course leader brings a unique wealth of insights from within the boardroom and wider business community to the programmes they deliver; the IoD gives you exclusive access to their expertise.

IoD course leader

Sheelagh Duffield

Business experience

Sheelagh Duffield is a corporate governance specialist advising clients on best practice governance and providing independent board evaluation services. Before setting up her own business Sheelagh held senior executive roles within the corporate departments of Scottish Power plc; Scottish Television plc and The Miller Group Limited at times when these businesses were delivering extensive strategic and organisational change. Sheelagh is a non-executive director with The National Theatre of Scotland and a member of its Finance Committee. She is also a non-executive director with Cricket Scotland where she Chairs the Risk Committee. She was a Trustee Director with Capability Scotland for five years.

Professional credentials and training experience

Sheelagh is a qualified lawyer with over 20 years of board level experience and a successful track record of leading complex projects and transactions in FTSE 100 and 250 companies; private equity owned businesses and public sector organisations. As a result, Sheelagh has a wide range of experience encompassing corporate strategy; business planning; risk management and, as General Counsel and Company Secretary, she has particular expertise in governance practices. Sheelagh designs and facilitates training for her clients and is equally used to facilitating learning for delegates coming together from all sectors.