Knowledge is key for newly appointed directors

Recent business failures have shown how important it is for company directors to have a clear understanding of their legal obligations, writes Maura Quinn.

29th January, 2012
Knowledge is key for newly appointed directors
Maura Quinn, chief executive, Institute of Directors in Ireland. Photo: Tony O'Shea

Acompany director is a person appointed to or elected as a member of a board of directors, with responsibility for overseeing the company's affairs.

The responsibilities of the role can be onerous. It is, therefore, crucial that those who enter into a career as a company director do so with their eyes wide open.

You should familiarise yourself with the duties and responsibilities of the role from the outset. Make sure that you receive a...

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