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Webinar | Designing an effective speak-up programme – Ireland

Never before have whistleblowing procedures played such a critical role in effective compliance and HR programmes.

With the European Whistleblowing Directive, many more companies in Ireland will need to implement whistleblowing policies and procedures. This along with recent corporate failings also provide an opportunity for experienced professionals to review their company’s arrangements and ensure they are in line with best practice.

During this webinar, our panel of experts will share their experiences. Whether you are a seasoned expert or you are implementing whistleblowing arrangements for the first time, you’ll come away with useful tips and ideas to implement.

Recording: March 31, 2020 | Duration: 1 hour

Register for free to access the replay

Attend to learn about:

  • Creating a speak-up culture
  • Getting the basics right
  • What’s often missing in procedures and processes
  • Communication and training best practices


Stephanie Casey
Stephanie Casey

Integrity at Work Programme Manager – Transparency International Ireland | Stephanie manages the Integrity at Work (IAW) programme at Transparency International Ireland. She is responsible for the development and delivery of IAW member support including training, policy guidance and events as well as communicating the aims and vision of the initiative to a wide range of audiences and stakeholders. Stephanie has worked in the non-profit sector for over eighteen years, previously holding senior managerial roles in Oxfam Ireland, the Irish Cancer Society and Arthritis Ireland. Stephanie holds a first-class MA in Ethics from Dublin City University.

Grainne Madden
Grainne Madden

Founder – GMJ Associates | Gráinne Madden is the founder of GMJ Associates, a consultancy offering advice and training in business ethics and responsible business practice. She works with businesses and other types of organisations to help them develop their Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, CSR Reporting, conduct ethical assessments and address specific ethical issues through policy development and training. She has a particular focus on developing Whistleblowing/Protected Disclosure policies and supporting organisations in developing a culture of psychological safety.

Clive Kelly
Clive Kelly

Director – Association of Compliance officers in Ireland | Clive is the current director of the Association of Compliance officers in Ireland (ACOI), the leading global compliance association, and has been involved with the association in a number of roles since its formation.

Clive has worked in International Financial services for 33 years for leading global insurers and reinsurers and has held the following roles over that time CEO, independent non-executive director, Head of Risk, Head of Compliance and Chief Underwriting Officer. Clive is an industry-recognized expert in risk management, compliance, insurance and reinsurance in the financial services sector.

Clive is a lecturer, author & examiner at NFQ level 7-9 and in senior executive education in Risk management, Compliance, Financial Markets, Bank Directorship and Governance. He teaches on programmes for University College Dublin, Institute of Bankers, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Central Bank of Ireland, Irish Department of Finance and ACOI. Clive speaks both nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics such as Risk management, Compliance, Governance and Culture and has published both in industry journals and in the national press on the topic of Compliance.


Viviane Joynes
Viviane Joynes

Managing Director – EQS Group | Viviane is Managing Director of EQS Group’s UK Business. She has extensive experience of advising UK and European companies on their corporate governance, compliance and IR practices. Prior to joining EQS her roles included heading up the IR Services at Capita Asset Services (now Link Asset Services) and being Managing Partner of a corporate governance and communications consultancy.

About EQS Group

Established in 2000 and trusted by thousands of companies worldwide, EQS Group provides intuitive digital compliance solutions that help you comply with regulations and meet best practice.

Whether you need to manage insider lists or gifts and hospitality, store and effectively communicate your policies, address conflicts of interest or misconduct and minimise risk, we can help. Our goal is to equip Compliance Professionals with the power of simple workflows, automated processes, advanced analytics, and simplified reporting to make their job easier. In addition to its compliance product suite, EQS Group provides investor relations digital solutions.

Today the group employs more than 350 professionals and has offices in the world’s key financial markets.