Advisory Services

The names of Wells Fargo, BT, Anglo, Console, Olympic Council of Ireland, Ryanair etc, have raised many governance issues and have ushered in a new era of greater scrutiny and stricter enforcement in the corporate governance of organisations.
Therefore, there is a greater level of public, shareholder and stakeholder expectation that boards will do their job.



We have conducted over 100 governance assignments in a plethora of organisations. This
experience and expertise has been captured in several books published by Chartered
Accountants Ireland authored by David W Duffy.




    We can address issues such as:

    • Does the organisation have the appropriate governance framework in place?

    • Is your board functioning and performing effectively?

    • Is your board performing to its full potential?

    • How to evaluate the board?

    • How to ensure that board renewal supports the organisation’s strategy

    • Are you following the rules, regulations and best practice for how your organisation should operate?

    • How do your directors engage with your organisation and stakeholders?

    • Is your or your organisation’s reputation at risk?

    • How do you know that all the key risks have been identified and are being managed proactively?

    Here’s how we can help:

    • Conduct a Corporate Governance Diagnostic
    • Review Corporate Governance Structures

    • Develop governance standards for subsidiary companies or funded organisations

    • Advise Board Members on responsibilities and exposures

    • Strategy and Corporate Governance alignment

    • Review approach to and adherence to regulatory compliance

    • Conduct board and CEO evaluations

    • Review Ethics and Values charter

    • Advise on approaches to Board Renewal

    • Review Board Reporting and Supporting Documentation

    • Risk Management Policy, Processes and Supporting tools

    Our Publications

    The Governance Company

    A Practical Guide to

    Corporate Governance 2014

    The Governance Company

    A Practical Guide for

    Company Directors 2017



    Founder & CEO
    The Governance Company

    Founder of The Governance Company

    He is also the founder of Prospectus, Irelands leading independent Management Consultants.

    He has extensive experience in advising organisations on corporate governance and overseas. He is Ireland’s leading author on corporate governance. He previously held a senior position in Accenture and trained with PWC in London.

    He is a graduate in Business from Trinity College Dublin and holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland.

    He is also a Chartered Accountant. David is a Council Member of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce and a former board member of The Ireland Funds and a number of other commercial, sporting and voluntary bodies.

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