We want to revolutionise how boards of directors are developed, evaluated and assessed with our innovative support services.
We want your experience with us to be stimulating, engaging and worthwhile.
We are an Irish firm serving a global market headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.
We have substantial expertise in corporate governance for organisations such as non-profits, SMEs, financial institutions, statutory bodies, sports organisations, charities, healthcare organisations and MNC’s for example.
Our founder David W Duffy is Ireland’s leading published author on corporate governance based on over 20 years of advising on the topic nationally and internationally.
Benefits Of Our Approach
We believe online governance education and training is the key to unlocking the potential of individual board members and the collective effectiveness of the board they serve on.
To support this premise we will engage in collaborative research with internationally recognised academic institutions on the benefits of online governance training.
Tutor & Peer Interaction
Online learning offers valuable educational experiences to all learners through interaction with experienced tutors and their peers.
Flexible & Effective
Online learning is an effective method of education for busy board members as they can access it anytime, anywhere and helps to overcome time pressures related to their work.
Online learning is particularly useful where geographic limitations prevent learners from accessing traditional forms of education.
Practicality & Structure
A key advantage to online learning is its flexibility for engagement in a wide range of self-directed, facilitative, interactive, synchronous and asynchronous activities, which can be organised around the learners’ work schedules.
Scalable & Cost Effective
The use of online learning methods can elicit a variety of financial gains – reducing costs for physical learning spaces, travel expenses, and time away from home/business.
Our Leadership Team
DAVID W. DUFFY
Founder of The Governance Company.
He was 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.
Founder and CEO of Diaspora Matters a unique global provider of networking, speaking and presenting, philanthropy, fundraising and diaspora engagement to countries, counties, companies and organisations.
He is Chairman of LinkedFinance Ireland’s first crowdfunding company. Prior to that he was President; CEO of the Ireland Funds responsible for affiliates in 12 countries.
He is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin in Economics and Politics.
David is the co-founder of Complyfile Limited, a privately held technology company headquartered in Dublin, Ireland. Complyfile’s innovative cloud software helps voluntary organisations in Ireland and the UK meet their governance, risk and compliance obligations. Their focus is on creating and supporting an industry-leading administration platform for managing volunteers. Their solution significantly improves an organisation’s ability to comply with current legislative and regulatory standards.
He is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh (double first with distinction, Arabic and Persian) and the City University of London in Law.
Dermot is INED and is on the board of a regulated international CLO investment fund (ICAV/AIF), a large Private Equity backed specialty financing/leasing company, and another, separate, international Private Equity backed manufacturing company (LBO).
He brings to The Governance Company a combination of domestic/international investment banking advisory/transactional and capital markets skills coupled with his own entrepreneurial experience.
He is a graduate of University College Dublin (BSc) and The Queens University of Belfast (MBA)
Steve has a successful career as a Board Member and Chair, as a public policy analyst, as a consultant, trainer, lecturer and practitioner in leadership and corporate governance in publicly funded bodies, including charities. He has extensive experience of public sector strategy and leadership, corporate governance, public accountability and audit in the UK, Ireland and overseas.
Brian Rowntree has a well-respected and proven track record in leadership in public, private and third sectors in Ireland and in Great Britain. Brian was awarded a CBE in 2004 for services to Criminal Justice in Northern Ireland and was also awarded Honorary Fellow of The Chartered Institute of Housing in 2010.