Company Secretarial Services & Corporate Governance: Trouble at the top

Recent failures in corporate governance have served as a warning to directors, who must take their roles more seriously, writes Margaret O'Brien.

15th June, 2014
Maura Quinn, chief executive of the Institute of Directors.

Recent scandals and looming legal reforms ensure that the landscape with regard to director behaviour and the manner in which directors discharge their duties is in the process of complete change.

As Maura Quinn, chief executive of the Institute of Directors, said: “The genie is well and truly out of the bottle, and it’s never going back.”

“Well documented failures in the public sector, and well-publicised disasters in our not-for-profit space...

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