Fitness & Probity

On Wednesday, 16th September we will have the second in a series of webinars on SEAR, Fitness & Probity and Culture & Behaviour. We are delighted to have Rose Kennedy, Director in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory Department and Melissa Scully, Director in Deloitte's Risk Advisory practice deliver this session. This series of events has been designed to delve deeper into SEAR, Fitness & Probity and Culture & Behaviour and provide attendees with a firmer grasp on what will be required of them to be compliant and successful.

Following the success of our first webinar and the feedback from our members, we have designed this particular session to cover a deep dive into Fitness and Probity regulations and to provide an overview of the key Governance considerations across Financial Services. This session will cover a high-level overview of:

  • The Fitness and Probity Regulations in Ireland;
  • Reflection on CBI Dear CEO letter and Lessons Learned;
  • Discussion of some of the recent areas of Enforcement action;
  • Board Effectiveness – reflection on Board composition and the role of the Board in the context of CBI regulatory expectations;
  • Governance optimisation – steps which Compliance Officers can take to align with regulatory expectations particularly with reference to governance at executive level and below;
  • Overall Reporting and Management Information applicable in this regard, to include effectively presenting to Boards and senior executives;
  • Some steps to improve and evidence compliance, going forward.

As always, we welcome your feedback so that we can tailor these sessions to align with your expectations. We are still in the process of finalising the other sessions in the series so there is still time to capture any areas you would like us to cover. The other webinars will cover a:

  1. CHRO session – This session will be targeted at CHROs covering F&P, SEAR and culture; and
  2. Dedicated session on culture and behaviour covering all aspects of culture including: diversity, inclusion, conduct risk, sustainability, local regulatory expectations, global regulatory expectations, future of Financial Services in the way of working and digitalisation.

If there are any topics that you would like covered in this series please email us and have the webinar title in the subject line.


Fitness & Probity


Wednesday, 16th September, 2020


Rose Kennedy, Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Melissa Scully, Director in Deloitte's Risk Advisory practice




08:30 – 10:00


1.5 Hours


€25 members, €35 non-members


Rose Kennedy, Director, Risk Advisory, Deloitte

Rose is a Director in Deloitte’s Risk Advisory Department with over 15 years experience working in financial services. Rose specialises in regulatory advisory in all aspects of financial services regulation advising a wide range of both domestic and international financial institutions, including credit institutions, investment firms, payment institutions and insurance companies. Rose has extensive experience engaging directly with Irish, UK and other European regulators.

Rose is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (“FCA”) and holds a Bachelor degree in Commerce from UCD. She is a Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (“LCOI”) and holds a Diploma in Forensic Accounting with Chartered Accountants of Ireland. Rose is the Chair of the Association of Compliance Officers Ireland (“ACOI”) Prudential Regulation and Governance Working Group and a member of the ACOI EPDS Committee.


Melissa Scully, Director, Risk Advisory practice and leads the Deloitte Ireland Centre for Corporate Governance

Melissa specialises in Board effectiveness and corporate governance across all industries and brings insight into the challenges facing Boards and Directors. Her clients range from public sector organisations and financial services institutions to FTSE 100 companies. She has delivered over 75 Board effectiveness and governance engagements across Ireland and Europe to include: conducting independent Board effectiveness reviews, providing advisory support for companies going through IPO, developing governance policy frameworks and designing governance structures and processes. She also undertakes benchmarking exercises for many companies keen to meet current standards for best practice and bespoke training for Boards and committees.

Melissa has significant experience working with financial services institutions in improving their governance arrangements, including SEAR preparations.




9/16/2020 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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