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The Integrity at Work Online Conference: What Will New Whistleblowing Standards Mean for Your Organisation?

10 November 2021

As the EU Whistleblowing Directive is transposed into law throughout the European Union, this year’s Integrity at Work Online Conference will look at the practical implications for employers in implementing the Directive and the amended Protected Disclosures legislation in Ireland; discuss the importance of whistleblowing in highlighting risks within organisations; explore the experiences of employers in dealing with protected disclosures; and hear first-hand accounts from people who have spoken up about wrongdoing. The conference will present a range of perspectives from different sectors and explore how supporting whistleblowing can foster both individual and organisational integrity.

Speakers include:

  • Kian Caulwell – Head of Conduct Risk and Compliance Advisory, KBC Bank
  • Dr Lauren Kierans – Barrister at law and law lecturer, NUI Maynooth
  • Clive Kelly – Non-Executive Director Azimut Life and Accelerant Agency; lecturer at University College Dublin, Institute of Banking and Association of Compliance Officers Ireland  
  • Jade McDonagh – Head of Bank Staff Policy and Governance, Irish Banking Culture Board
  • Martin Woods – Anti-money Laundering Expert and Whistleblower
  • Philip Brennan – Founder and Managing Director of
  • Declan Walsh – Partner and Head of Forensic & Investigation Services, RSM Ireland
  • Dr Daniel Malan – Assistant Professor in Business Ethics, Trinity College Dublin

With more to be announced in the coming weeks. Sessions will be both live and recorded with a ‘listen back’ option for any session you miss.

If you would like to register please contact Jane Matthews – Visit to find out more. 

Draft Conference Agenda

Tuesday 23 November

Opening Address by Minister Michael McGrath

13.00 – 14.15
Panel Discussion – Developments in International Whistleblower Protections

Wednesday 24 November

9.00 – 10.15
Insight Session – Managing Whistleblowing Reporting Systems

13.00 – 14.15
In conversation with … To be announced

Thursday 25 November

9.00 – 10.15
Insight Session – Getting ready for the amended Protected Disclosures Act (Employers)

13.00 – 14.15
Panel Discussion – Encouraging Integrity in the Workplace

Tuesday 30 November

9.00 – 10.15
Insight Session – Assessing Reports of Wrongdoing

13.00 – 14.15
Panel Discussion – Making the Decision to Speak Up

Wednesday 1 December

9.00 – 10.15
Insight Session – Investigating Disclosures

Thursday 2 December

9.00 – 10.15
In conversation with… To be announced.

13.00 – 14.00
Insight Session – Getting ready for the amended Protected Disclosures Act (Regulators/Government Departments)