The Role of a Director

27 March 2018

Leading Governance

NIHF has created a course with Joy Allen of Leading Governance for members who are directors, about to take on this responsibly or who wish to develop their career in this direction.

The material will be tailored for those in the hotel/accommodation sector and the course will be limited in numbers.

The course will take place over one day on 9th May in the Maldron Hotel Belfast City (Brunswick Street). 


Delivering an essential understanding of the board’s role in corporate governance and risk management, this one-day course is designed to give you an insight into the duties and legal responsibilities of a director. It will help you assess your role as a director within your business, allowing you to examine the needs of your company. It will also give you the knowledge to explore what your role should be, your board composition and how to face the challenges of the boardroom with a fresh perspective.

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 knowledge of the key duties, roles and legal responsibilities of the modern director.
Know how to apply this to the family business or SME.
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.
Have the skills to identify key risks and manage them including a look at GDPR.


Places on this course will be strictly limited. The cost is £250 plus VAT per person and you can book online via the link below. 


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