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Whistleblowing Special – North Europe Event: Breakout Session Ireland

Replay | The Whistleblowing Directive – Tips for Irish companies

In this session we will give you an introduction to the new EU Whistleblowing regulation and Ireland’s transposition status. The introduction will be followed by a panel debate with legal and consulting experts who will discuss the expected impact on EU organisations.

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Kevin Hart | Associate Managing Director, Kroll
Kevin Hart | Associate Managing Director, Kroll

Kevin Hart is an associate managing director in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice, based in the Dublin office. Kevin’s focus is partnering with Irish businesses to manage their risks effectively, especially when operating or owning assets outside the jurisdiction of Ireland. He has over 20 years of experience in fraud, corruption and money laundering investigations, forensic accounting, and litigation support. He has deep experience in fraud risk management and has run large scale fraud perception surveys, and anti-fraud and anti-corruption trainings.

Michael Doyle | Partner, Employment, A&L Goodbody
Michael Doyle | Partner, Employment, A&L Goodbody

Michael is a Partner in A&L Goodbody’s Employment Law Group. He advises domestic and international employers across a wide range of sectors on all aspects of contentious and non-contentious employment law and industrial relations matters. He provides employers with prompt and pragmatic advice on compliance with their legal obligations, the conduct of internal HR processes and the termination of employment. He also advises employers on data protection law and corporate immigration.

Michael has considerable experience of defending employers in complex employment litigation before the WRC, Labour Court and High Court. He also has particular expertise in advising on the employment aspects of corporate transactions and outsourcings.

Gerald Chifamba | Compliance Services, Business Development, EQS Group AG
Gerald Chifamba | Compliance Services, Business Development, EQS Group AG

Gerald assists international companies with ethics and compliance management systems, particularly whistleblowing and policy management. Prior to joining EQS, he worked in FinTech for a challenger stockbroker in growth marketing. He is a board member for one of the largest youth homelessness charities in London.

Zelda Cunningham | Head of Speak Up, Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (aka AIB Group or AIB)
Zelda Cunningham | Head of Speak Up, Allied Irish Banks, p.l.c. (aka AIB Group or AIB)

Zelda is a solicitor, specializing in employment law. Having worked in private practice for a number of years, Zelda joined AIB’s legal department in 2018 as employment counsel. In January 2020, Zelda was appointed the Head of Speak Up for AIB Group. As Head of Speak Up, Zelda oversees reporting, investigating and training on whistleblowing and speak up within AIB in Ireland, UK and USA. Zelda supports AIB’s Whistleblowers’ Champions for Ireland and the UK.

About the ECEC Conference

The European Compliance and Ethics Community (ECEC) is one of the largest single platforms bringing together compliance and ethics professionals from across Europe. Our events, which include the one-day European Compliance and Ethics Conference, aim to inform and educate the compliance community on updates, trends and regulations as well as provide professionals with the opportunity to share and discuss best practice.

‍The first European Compliance & Ethics Conference was held in 2020. The virtual one-day event attracted over 5,000 compliance professionals from all over the world, either live or via replay, establishing itself in it’s first year as one as one of the largest conferences in the industry.

In 2020 our speakers included Dan McCrum, investigative journalist at the Financial Times who uncovered the Wirecard scandal, Prof. Christian Strenger, Klaus Moosmayer, Frank Staelens, Christian Hunt and representatives from leading companies and organisations including Transparency International, FIFA, KPMG, Rhenus, Ethintegrity and many more. Click here to see the full program from 2020 and here to watch the replays.

ECEC 2021 will take place on 6 October, 2021.

About EQS Group

EQS Group is a leading international provider of regulatory technology (RegTech) in the fields of corporate compliance and investor relations. In working with EQS Group, thousands of companies worldwide inspire trust by fulfilling complex national and international disclosure obligations, minimizing risks and communicating transparently with stakeholders.

EQS Group’s products are pooled in the cloud-based software EQS COCKPIT. They ensure the professional control of compliance workflows in the fields of whistleblower protection and case management, policy management, insider list management and disclosure obligations. In addition, listed companies benefit from a global newswire, investor targeting and contact management, IR websites, digital reports and webcasts for efficient and secure investor communications.

EQS Group was founded in 2000 in Munich, Germany. Today the group employs more than 500 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.