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Data Protection Notice

About this data protection notice

This is a statement of the practices of The Institute of Bankers in Ireland, 1 North Wall Quay, North Dock, Dublin 1 (trading as IOB) (‘the Institute’, ‘we’, ‘us’, ‘our’) in connection with the capture of personal data on this webform and the steps taken by the Institute to respect your privacy.

The Institute is a Data Controller and is committed to protecting your rights and any personal information which you provide to the Institute will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, in accordance with Irish and European Data Protection legislation.

The privacy notice explains the following:
  • What information do we collect about you?
  • The purpose for collecting your personal data
  • The legal bases for collecting your personal data
  • Are you required to provide the information?
  • How we store and secure personal data?
  • Details of third parties with whom we share personal data
  • What are your rights?
What information do we collect about you?

The data we collect from you will be used by the Institute only in accordance with the purposes outlined in this privacy notice. We will collect your data via webform on

The data collected in this webform will be shared with the following areas of the Institute:

  • Programme Management Department
  • Marketing Department
  • Lifelong Learning Department
The purpose for collecting your data

The data we collect about you will be used for:

  • providing information on the programme(s) for which you have completed an expression of interest webform;
  • notifying you of promotional events related to this designation(s) or programme(s) e.g. Programme Taster Lectures, IOB Open Evening; and
  • advising you of upcoming application and registration closing dates for this designation(s) or programme(s)
The legal basis for collecting your data

For the purposes outlined in this privacy notice your personal data will be processed on the basis of Explicit Consent.

By submitting this webform, you confirm that you are providing your informed consent to the processing of your data as outlined here.

Are you required to provide the information?

We require you to complete the mandatory fields identified in this webform for the purposes outlined above. If you do not provide us with the information required in these fields, we may be unable to process this Expression of Interest form.

How we store and secure your data

Any data we collect from you will be stored confidentially and securely. The Institute is committed to ensuring all accesses to, uses of, and processing of Institute data is performed in a secure manner.

In keeping with the data protection principles, we will only store your data for as long as is necessary to provide our services to you and for such a period of time after this as is necessary to comply with our obligations under applicable law and, if relevant, to deal with any claim or dispute that may arise in connection with our relationship with you.

For the purposes described here we will store your data for one calendar year from the date you submit the webform. Before the end of this calendar year, we may contact you to ask if you wish to re-confirm your consent to the storing and processing of your data for the purposes outlined above.

When we store your personal data on our systems the data will be stored on the Institute’s secure I.T. platforms within the EEA which are also subject to European data protection requirements.

Details of third parties with whom we share personal data

The Institute will share your data with third parties where necessary for purposes of the processing outlined here.

We will share your information with our service providers (e.g. printers, I.T. support, auditors, legal advisors, and other professional advisors).

We may also disclose your information where required by law to do so.

Your information will not be shared with any other third parties.

When we share your data with the third parties outlined here the Institute will ensure that the data is only processed according to our specific instructions and that the same standards of confidentiality and security are maintained. Once the processing of the data is complete any third parties with whom data was shared will be required to return the data to the Institute save where they are required to retain it by law.

What are your rights?

You have the following rights, in certain circumstances and subject to applicable exemptions:

  • You are entitled to ask for a copy of the personal data, which IOB holds about you.
  • The right to have any inaccuracies in your personal data amended.
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to have the personal data that we hold about you erased.
  • The right to restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to receive your personal data, which you provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require us to transmit that data to another controller.
  • You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

If you have any queries relating to the processing of your personal data for the purposes outlined above or you wish to make a request in relation to your rights, you can contact the Institute’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details below.

If you are unhappy with the way in which your personal data has been processed, you may in the first instance contact the Institute’s Data Protection Officer using the contact details below.

IOB has a Data Protection Officer who can be contacted through [email protected] or by writing to:

The Data Protection Officer, IOB, IFSC, 1 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1.

If you remain dissatisfied then you have the right to apply directly to the Data Protection Commission for a decision. The Data Protection Commission can be contacted at:

Data Protection Commission
Canal House
Station Road
R32 AP23 Co. Laois

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Terms and conditions

Block 1 (5 days)

Commencing February 2021

Block 2 (5 days)

Commencing April 2021

For specific dates including future intakes and block commencement dates, please see our programme brochure

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Key Dates

Block 1 (5 days)

Commencing February 2021

Block 2 (5 days)

Commencing April 2021

For specific dates including future intakes and block commencement dates, please see our programme brochure

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Certified Bank Director

Executive Education
Key Dates

Download the Certified Bank Director programme brochure

About this programme

The Certified Bank Director programme is a unique, specialist governance programme, designed specifically for Bank Directors (executive and non-executive) or those operating at executive committee level.

The programme will provide participants with a comprehensive understanding of the unique governance issues associated with banks arising from the inherent complexity of banking business models and their risk profile. It will provide a practical understanding of the duties and responsibilities of directors and the behaviours required from them and from well-functioning boards. While strongly rooted in academic research, theory and regulation, the programme is designed to provide practical knowledge and application.

It is an intensive 10 day programme completed in two separate blocks of five days duration each.

How will you benefit

On completion of the Certified Bank Director Programme, candidates will;

  • Understand the essence of a bank, the banking system, the lessons from the banking crisis, and the likely future development of banking post-crisis

  • Appreciate the implications of recent regulatory changes and the legal, regulatory and governance framework relevant to board directors

  • Comprehend the unique risk profile of banking models, including the systematic and systemic implications of risk-related policies in the context of strategy and the relationship between risk appetite, profitability and stakeholder maximisation

  • Appreciate the importance of the internal governance processes and the application of best practice

  • Understand the changing nature of investor engagement and the implications for the work of the board

  • Understand the behaviours required from well-functioning boards and the expectations and requirements of individual directors


On successful completion of this programme, candidates will earn the professional designation of Certified Bank Director from the IOB.

Certified Bank Directors commit to developing and maintaining the level of professional competence relevant to their positions. IOB offers Certified Bank Directors a comprehensive lifelong learning programme including monthly Certified Bank Director Radar and an annual seminar to bring the network together and to fulfil their CPD requirements.


There will be an assessment attached to each block to ensure that the learning outcomes associated with each block have been achieved.

The assessment will take the form of a Learning Journal recorded by programme participants during and on completion of each block. Learning Journals are used extensively in executive education programmes. The content of the Learning Journal will be evaluated and graded by the Programme Director to assess the participant’s knowledge, synthesis, analysis and development.

The Certified Bank Director programme is targeted at executive and non-executive directors of the main and subsidiary boards of banks, new and emerging banks and senior individuals who interact with the banking system.

It will be highly beneficial, not only to individuals new to the roles and responsibilities of being a bank director, but also to experienced bank directors operating in a significantly changed regulatory landscape.

This programme is also targeted at senior managers aspiring to be bank executive directors and/ or identified as potential future executive directors within their organisation.

For further information on the Certified Bank Director programme and/or to speak with the Academic Director, please contact the Relationship Manager, Kate Walsh at [email protected]


You will study 11 modules;

Block 1

Module 1: Introduction to Bank Governance

  • Theoretical perspectives on corporate governance

  • Definition of corporate governance

  • Failures in governance and the banking crisis

  • Stewardship: the role of the institutional investor

  • Legal responsibilities and duties of the board

  • Regulatory framework for credit institutions

Module 2: Global Prudential Regulation

  • Theory of regulation

  • Regulatory responses to the financial crises

  • Regulatory architecture

  • Current regulatory framework

  • Future of bank regulation

Module 3: Capital, Dynamic Balance Sheet Management and Stress Testing

  • What is capital?

  • Basel III/CRD IV

  • Capital and the bank balance sheet

  • IFRS 9 and provisioning

  • Capital stress testing

  • Basel IV

Module 4: Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk Management: Management and Oversight

Operational Risk and Enterprise Risk Management: Management and Oversight

Module 5: IRRBB and Market Risk: Management and Oversight

IRRBB and Market Risk: Management and Oversight

Module 6: Liquidity Risk: Management and Oversight

Liquidity Risk: Management and Oversight

Module 7: Credit Risk Management and Oversight

  • Appetite and policy

  • Underwriting

  • Credit review and oversight

  • Credit grading of loans and portfolios

  • Model use and effectiveness

  • Credit portfolio analysis

  • Credit losses - provisioning, process and recovery

  • Credit pricing and return on capital

  • Different types of lending

  • Derivatives and off-balance sheet items

Block 2

Module 8: Fundamentals and Analysis of Bank Financial Statements

  • Understanding financial statements

  • Analysing bank financial statements

  • Classification and measurement rules (fair value vs. amortised cost)

  • Impairments of financial assets

  • Introduction to retail bank disclosures (IFRS 7 - interest rate, credit, liquidity, FX and market risk)

Module 9: Conduct Risk (including wholesale conduct), Culture, Ethics and the Board

  • Conduct risk and regulatory expectations

  • Ethics and organisational culture

  • Defining the structure of culture

  • Assessing culture and leading planned change

  • Aligning culture and strategy

Module 10: Bank Strategy

  • The strategic landscape

  • Key strategic challenges to the banking industry

  • Developing best practice strategy for the future of banking

  • Capital allocation and dynamic balance sheet management (building on Module 3)

  • Open banking

  • Digital transformation and the banking landscape

Module 11: Bank Governance

  • Boards’ role in practice

  • Role of board committees

  • Board process

  • Internal governance frameworks

  • Board effectiveness: behavioural aspects of boards

  • Executive remuneration and incentives

  • Understanding investor expectations