ICOS focus on strategy to enhance corporate governance in co-ops

Strategies and operational practices to enhance corporate governance in co-ops are key topics at the 40th annual ICOS national conference in the Convention Centre Dublin, Tuesday, November 8.
ICOS focus on strategy to enhance corporate governance in co-ops

ICOS chief executive, TJ Flanagan, said: “Board members of co-operatives are dedicated people who have a very significant contribution to make in the corporate direction of their business. This requires knowledge and awareness of best practice corporate governance principles.”

The opening discussion on compliance will feature industry panelists John McStay, of McStay Luby; Ian Drennan, director of Corporate Enforcement; James Doyle, ICOS legal and governance executive; Michael Parsons, Kilkenny Co-op Livestock Mart.

The strategy and communications panels also feature industry leaders. Co-op executives from all over the country, including the main dairy processing co-ops and national co-op livestock marts, will attend the event.

Kevin Vickers, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, is the keynote speaker.

Other speakers includes: Agriculture Minister Michael Creed; US Department of Agriculture rural sociologist, Tom Gray; and CEO of FBD, Fiona Muldoon.

Issues relating to future volatility in global markets, dairy expansion opportunities, and the fallout from Brexit will also feature.

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