Whelan Dowling & Associates in association with RedFlare are delighted to present our annual Governance, Risk & Compliance Conference for 2019.

  • When: 26th February 209
  • Where: Crowne Plaza, Santry, Dublin 9
  • Who is it for: The event is ideal for anyone who is responsible for Governance, Risk, implementing compliance programs, deciding on strategy. CEO’S, Risk & Compliance Managers, Strategy, DPO’s, Board Members. This event will prepare your organisation for current & future GRC challenges.
  • Who will be there:
    • Jason Dowling CEO Red Flare / Managing Partner WDA
    • Gerry Egan – Governance Consultant
    • David Gillick – Olympic Athlete
    • David McNamara CEO – CommSec

The event is free however it is limited to 100 attendees so reservations are essential. Please email jdonnellan@wda.ie to reserve your place.


Running order for the day:

9.00am – 9.30am Registration and Coffee/Tea

9.30am – 10.00am

Risk Management – A Practical Approach – Jason Dowling – GRC Partner at WDA

  • Overview of GRC
  • Risk Appetite Statement (RAS) – Demystifying your RAS
  • Risk Reporting – Regulators expectations vs Board Approach
  • Alignment of Risk Management to Strategic Plan
  • Bringing Risk to life using technology
10.00am – 10.30am

Governance – Gerry Egan – Specialising in Governance, Strategy and GDPR compliance.

  • Governance Code 2019 -Implications
  • Central importance of Minutes and Board Packs in good Governance
  • Clear lines between Operations vs. Governance
  • Regulatory Update – 2019 – 2021
10.30am – 11.00am

Data Protection – Practical Approach – John Donnellan WDA

  • Breach vs Incident – Examples & Common Sense Approach
  • Designing a Risk Based Matric / Framework – Privacy by design
  • Practical SAR approach
  • DPC Expectations 2019
    • Risk Management,
    • Demonstrable Compliance,
    • Accountability

11.00am – 11.15am – Coffee/Tea Break

11.15am – 11.45am

Regulators Expectations from Internal Auditors – Jason Dowling, GRC Partner at WDA

  • How an effective Internal Audit Function can add value to your organization
  • Understanding Central Bank’s expectations: a risk based approach and strong reporting framework
11.45am – 12.15pm

“Small Changes with Big Impact” – David Gillick – Irish Olympic Athlete

  • Design and Executing a plan
  • Importance of Measuring Results and KPI’s
12.15pm – 12.45pm

Cyber Security – David McNamara CEO – CommSec

  • Importance of IT independent security Audit reviews
  • Vendor Risk Management
12.45pm – 1.15pm

Panel Discussion – Rita Martin Sales Director – Red Flare (with Guests)

  • The Future of GRC
  • Technology
  • CBI Expectations
  • DPC Expectations
  • Culture & change mangement
1.15pm – 1.30pm
  • Wrap-up and any final questions
Places are limited so please RSVP using the form below or by contacting jdonnellan@wda.ie