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Message from the President - May 2019

01 November 2020

Welcome to the latest edition of Agenda.

Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) Central Register

The long awaited European Union (Anti-Money Laundering: Beneficial Ownership of Corporate Entities) Regulations 2019 (the "2019 Regulations") have just been published.  Please find the link to our blog drafted by Deirdre Mooney of William Fry here

Submission to the Department of Finance

Under the new UBO regulations, it is likely that a PPS number will be required to be submitted to the Central Register for directors and   This submission has now been uploaded to our website and can be accessed here.


Since the beginning of the year we held a number of very well attended events, which are listed below:

  • Senior Executive Regime in Deloitte, Dublin
  • Cyber breaches: What Boards Need to Know and Do in Grant Thornton, Dublin
  • Board Effectiveness and Performance in UCC Centre for Executive Education, Cork; and
  • Risk Management for the Company Secretary in BDO, Dublin

The ICSA Ireland Conference 2019 will be held on Thursday 16 May 2019 in The Printworks, Dublin Castle (details below).

Further upcoming CPD events will cover Effective Meetings: For Charity and NFP Secretaries on Thursday 30 May 2019 in The Wheel, Dublin and Influence of the Company Secretary on Board Performance on Tuesday 11th June 2019 in KPMG, St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin.

The ICSA Summer BBQ will be held on Thursday 20 June 2019 in the Odeon, Harcourt Street, Dublin.

Booking for these events will be available soon - please check the website which has all the details of upcoming events.

Training programmes

Booking is now open for our next minute taking course on Wednesday 16 October 2019. We are expecting this course to fill up so early booking is essential. Book here.

2019 Annual Conference

Our 2019 Annual Conference will be held on Thursday 16 May and can be booked here.

Becoming a Company Secretary

If you know of any students or colleagues who might be interested in pursuing a career as a Chartered Secretary / Governance Professional, they can contact us on our email address at: president@icsacharteredsecretaries.ie. where our Business Development Manager, John Burns will be pleased to follow up with them.


We offer a service for members and students where they can receive weekly emails highlighting the latest vacancies for company secretaries and governance professionals. To sign up for these alerts please click here.


There have been a number of blogs posted over the last few months on topics relevant to Company Secretaries.  These can be accessed at the following link: icsa.org.uk/ireland-blog.

Connect with us

I would urge you visit the webpage and to connect with us through our LinkedIn page:  LinkedIn Page ICSA Chartered Secretaries Ireland.

Calendar of Events

A calendar of events is available through the Events tab of the website and I would encourage members and students to attend as many events as possible and to become an active member of the ICSA in Ireland.  The schedule of events for the first half of 2019 has been sent to members.  Please note that these events are also open to non-members so if you have any colleagues or friends who may be interested in attending, please urge them to come along. 

Conclusion to this edition of Agenda

I would like to take this opportunity to thank William Fry and Aoife Kavanagh for contributing to this edition of Agenda.  Should you have any queries in relation to any of the above articles please do not hesitate to contact me at president@icsacharteredsecretaries.ie.

Salvador Nash

President ICSA: The Governance Institute in Ireland