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Ballymena Board Members sought for Credit Union

Slemish n tha Braid Credit Union has over 2,000 members and provides vital services to its local community.  We are very proud of our track record and our new offices.  Our board of directors plays a key role by setting our strategic direction, managing risk, overseeing performance, and ‘setting the tone’ to ensure we stay safe, legal and well run.

We are now keen to recruit new board members to further enhance our corporate governance, and are seeking people with real integrity and commitment to community service, who can meet the following criteria:

Derry Credit Union Seeks New Board Members

Derry Credit Union, established in 1960, is the largest Credit Union in Northern Ireland, with over 27,000 members and over 7,000 minor savers.  We are very proud of our track record, offering vital services to an increasingly diverse set of members in the city.  Our board of directors plays a key role by setting our strategic direction, managing risk, overseeing management performance, and ‘setting the tone’ to ensure we stay safe, legal and well run.

Leading Governance reaches 1,000 followers

Leading Governance is pleased to announce it has attracted its 1,000th Twitter follower. The @LeadGovernance handle was created a year ago to promote good governance. Leading Governance Managing Director Joy Allen (@JoyAllenGov) said she was delighted with the news. Operations Director Nicole Mulholland (@NicoleMulhollan) said "It's great to know so many people are really interested in governance. We believe that board leadership is key to running great organisations. Our followers are board members, senior managers, auditors, and others interested in how organisations are governed.

Training for board members has real impact

Participants on the training course Leading Governance - the basics for board members have hailed the event a great success.

The training took place today and was facilitated by Joy Allen, Managing Director of Leading Governance and IoD Course Leader for 'The Role of the Director and the Board'.

9 Things the World Cup can teach us about good governance

The World Cup final is just a few days away. The final is the culmination of hundreds of football matches and there are many lessons good boards can learn from the trials and tribulations of all the teams involved. This blog pulls together some of the key governance messages.

1. Get the best people

New 'leading governance' model launched

Leading Governance is delighted to launch a new, streamlined governance model. We focus on getting the right people, doing the right things, using the right tools, to get the right results.






“Time very well spent and much to consider”

This was the view of one of the participants on the Institute of Directors training on ‘Reviewing the Effectiveness of the Board’, which was held on 11 June 2014 in Riddel Hall, Belfast. The session was delivered by Joy Allen of Leading Governance, and examined what board effectiveness looks like, and how to go about undertaking a review of board priorities, processes and behaviours.

Smart Business Show Presentation

For everyone who asked for Joy's presentation from the Smart Business Show, you can download it here.


Lessons from Leeson – Rogue Trader Nick Leeson provides insight on how to prevent governance failings

Nick Leeson was a keynote speaker at last week’s Smart Business Show in Belfast, and provided many valuable insights into how his unchecked risk-taking caused the spectacular collapse of Barings – personal bank to The Queen – in 1995. Mr Leeson was extremely candid about his own failings, those of the board and senior management of Barings, and their auditors.

Nick Leeson with Joy Allen of Leading Governance

Evaluating your Board

The Effectiveness of the Board

11 June - 08.30-12.30 - Riddel Hall, Stranmillis

When you look round the Boardroom table, do you ever ask yourself just how effective your Board is? And have you ever considered appraising the members of your Board?