Role of the Director and the Board

The Institute of Directors

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  • 2 days
  • online, in person

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The Institute of Directors


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About the course

Delivering an essential understanding of the board’s role in corporate governance and risk management, this introduction to the duties and legal responsibilities of a director will enable you to tackle the challenges of the boardroom with fresh confidence and progress your career to the next level.

Whether you’re a newly appointed director, aspiring to a position on the board, or looking to improve your performance with fresh insight, this practical two-day course will equip you with the crucial knowledge and skill-set to fulfil your role successfully.

Course Benefits

Develop a practical understanding of best practice in the boardroom. In addition to recognising the director’s key legal responsibilities, you will be conversant with the board’s role in corporate governance and be able to ensure transparency in internal procedures such as executive appointment and remuneration. You’ll be able to efficiently assess risk, and know how to effectively manage stakeholders while acting in your organisation’s best interests.

Learning Objectives

By attending this course you will gain the knowledge and skills to:

  • Gain an in-depth view of the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of the modern director
  • Understand the essential differences between direction, management and ownership
  • Examine the board’s role in corporate governance and learn how to improve board effectiveness
  • Understand the legal status of a company and other organisations and implications of the Company Act 2006


Jo Haigh

An experienced dealmaker, Jo has bought and sold over 400 companies specialising in owner managed businesses and has assisted hundreds of other businesses through successful transactions. Jo is currently non-executive director of 10 companies and has held circa 40+ non-executive roles over the l...

Steve Giles

Business experience Steve Giles is a chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience of advising directors and managers on business issues concerning governance, risk and compliance. Whilst at Deloitte, he worked on a number of high profile assignments including managing the Polly Peck invest...

Joy Allen

Business experience Joy is a Chartered Director, and has specialised in governance and board leadership development for the last 15 years. Prior to starting her own business, Joy was a chief executive for over a decade. Joy’s interest in governance came about as a result of working with CEOs and ...

Janhavi Dadarkar

Business experience Janhavi Dadarkar has over a decade of experience in advising companies, directors and enterprising individuals on company law, corporate governance and intellectual property protection. She is a recognised expert on commercial transactions with an international flavour and has...

Paul Munden

Business experience Paul is an experienced commercial law barrister and Chartered Director. Over the last ten years Paul has served as general counsel of the Business Link operation in London. During this time Paul has advised on a wide range of complex and politically sensitive commercial law is...

Terry Waymouth

Business experience Terry is a business coach with a wealth of practical board experience gained from over 20 years of leading organisations in the private and third sectors as an executive and non-executive director. Until 2003 Terry enjoyed a successful career with a FTSE 100 company where he h...

Roger Barker

Business experience Dr. Roger Barker is an experienced educator and business advisor specialising in corporate governance and board effectiveness, with over 20 years experience as a board member, senior executive and academic researcher in both the business and academic worlds. Prior to becoming ...

Mary Campbell

Business experience Mary Campbell is an international corporate finance strategist and governance specialist. She has advised and served on the boards of all sizes of business from start-ups to FTSE100 global entities in the UK, Europe and the US. Mary currently splits her time between the UK and...

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 p...

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