Rise of the non-executive director

The impartiality and independence that the role of non-executive director brings to a company can be invaluable, writes Ronan McCabe.

10th August, 2014
Thora Mackey, head of the Irish Institute of Directors' Boardroom Centre.

With the country experiencing a tentative economic upturn, many Irish companies are strategising to find the most effective corporate structure to take full advantage of the nascent recovery.

With corporate governance occasionally descending into a political battleground, appointing a non-executive director can provide a company with appropriate tactical guidance while remaining at arm’s length from the business.

Thora Mackey has been head of the Boardroom Centre at the Irish Institute of Directors (IoD)...

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