Find out more about the ICSA Northern Ireland Branch
The Northern Ireland branch was established in 1934 and comprises members who work in the private, public and voluntary and community sectors. The branch promotes the highest standards in Chartered Secretaryship and represents and supports the profession. In furtherance of this objective, the Branch Committee organises a mixture of professional and social events which take place throughout the year. An annual dinner is held in November; this well established event is extremely popular and is attended by distinguished guests from the professions, business and academia.
The branch has a close relationship with the University of Ulster. Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc in Management and Corporate Governance can become graduate members of ICSA and prizes are awarded to outstanding students at the annual dinner.
The committee encourages all members to attend events and assures new members of a warm welcome.
Date: Wednesday 14 February 2018
Time: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
Venue: Room 1, The Labour Relations Agency, 2-16 Gordon Street, Belfast, BT1 2LG
CPD: 1 hour
Join ICSA Northern Ireland branch for our first CPD event for 2018 on Wednesday 14 February.
The reforms to the Public Interest Disclosure legislation (also known as whistle-blowing) which took effect on 1 October 2017 have changed how the courts will deal with claims about how workers have suffered detriment or dismissal on the grounds that they made a protected disclosure (blew the whistle). Organisations will need to review their existing whistle-blowing policies and protocols to ensure they comply with the revised legislation.
It is vital that those with corporate governance responsibilities are well versed in the law, and this session will look at the changes to whistle-blowing law in Northern Ireland.
Speaker for the meeting:
We look forward to seeing you there
Date: Monday 11 December 2017
The General Meeting was held to approve the adoption of the revised branch Constitution. To review the constitution, please click here. Please note, only members can vote at the general meeting.
We also hosted our annual Christmas Lunch at 12.45pm to welcome the festive season.
Special guest speaker Michael Dunlop, an NLP practitioner who runs his own coaching, consulting and leadership development business, joined us for the festivities. He was winner of the Best Organisational Training Provider and Leadership Coach of the Year at the 2017 NI Enterprise Awards. His tag line is “Helping you make a difference and create the results you want in life.”
Date: Thursday 23 November 2017
To commemorate the success of ICSA Northern Ireland's new graduates, ACIS and FCIS, ICSA Irish Region invited the branch to its Graduation and Membership Ceremony on Thursday 23 November 2017.
We welcomed you and a guest to join us at this special event to celebrate your achievement.
Date: Thursday 16 November 2017
ICSA Northern Ireland branch held their Annual Dinner to celebrate 125 plus years of ICSA and the success of the branches members and students.
This black tie dinner is the premier social event for governance professionals living and working in Northern Ireland and a great chance to network.
We were joined by The UKRIAT Committee and David Venus, International President of ICSA, who provide an address.
Andrew Mackinlay was the guest speaker on the evening.
Date: Monday 9 October 2017
The Annual General Meeting of the ICSA NI Branch was held in the Crowne Plaza, Shaws Bridge, Belfast, on Monday, 9th October 2017, at 6.45pm to transact the following business: -
Date: Monday 18 September 2017
Simon Osborne FCIS, CEO of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories division, and John Heaton FCIS, President of the UK, Republic of Ireland and Associated Territories division, outlined the strategic drivers for the proposed changes, and what they would mean for you. They will also answer any questions that you have and look forward to hearing your views on these issues.
Date: Tuesday 30 May 2017
Company secretary’s often act as the corporate conscience of an organisation and recognise that there must be vehicle for staff to lift the lid on malpractice.
It is vital for those with corporate governance responsibilities are well versed as the law, commonly referred to as ‘whistle-blowing’ changes.
Hosted by Mark McAllister, Northern Ireland Labour Relations Agency, this CPD session will look at the future reform of the whistle-blowing law in Northern Ireland and the case law developments in Britain that may influence policy, practice and procedures in the future.
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Special guest speaker, Terence Coyne, will provided an overview on the developments in corporate governance within the public sector.
Terence has been involved in corporate governance in the Department of the Economy for the last 12 years. His expertise covers board terms of reference, risk management, assurance, audit committees, relations with subsidiary bodies and preparation of the governance statement and annual accounts.
Date: Friday 3 February 2017
ICSA Northern Ireland Branch hosted the annual dinner and awards ceremony with guest speaker, former Labour Party MP, Andrew MacKinlay.
Date: Monday 12 December 2016
Attendees joined us for our annual branch Christmas Dinner, a chance to celebrate the year's achievements with colleagues.
Special guest speaker John Dallat, previously Deputy Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly and Deputy Chair of the Public Accounts Committee, joined us for the festivities.
Date: Monday 17 October 2016
Hosted at the University of Ulster, we discussed Cybersecurity - defined as the protection of systems, networks and data in cyberspace.
This critical issue is relevant to all businesses and individuals as we amalgamate our work processes with cyberspace. Together with our guest speaker, we explored how you can take measures to become safer online.
Date: 29 September 2016
With an increasing emphasis on the importance of good governance, more boards of charities are dedicating time to examine how effective their boards actually are.
NICVA was delighted to host a training session which that was delivered by Louise Thomson, Head of Policy at ICSA, who explained what is involved with board evaluation.
Take a look at the pictures from our Annual Dinner, in February.
Belfast, 7 February 2017 – ICSA: The Governance Institute recognised the achievements of some exceptional students at its Northern Ireland Annual Branch Dinner and Awards Ceremony on Friday 3 February, with star student Claire de Wet walking off with four out of five of the top prizes. Read the full article.
Belfast, 3 February 2017 – The Lord Mayor of Belfast, Alderman Brian Kingston, met Frank Curtiss, the President of ICSA: The Governance Institute and Darren Leonard, ICSA’s Northern Ireland Branch Vice - Chairperson earlier today to discuss how governance is a key issue for both UK corporates and organisations in the public sector. Read the full article.