Compliance Institute is celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2022


On 22nd November 2002, in the offices of Irish Life in Abbey Street, around 80 financial services professionals gathered. At that meeting, these professionals had one characteristic in common – they had responsibility in their firms for compliance. Those who organised the meeting that night had a vision of providing a network for compliance professionals and a framework for upskilling for this emerging discipline. This was the beginning of what became known as the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland (ACOI), now known as Compliance Institute. 20 years later, Compliance Institute is the premier provider of compliance education in Ireland and is the largest organisation of its kind globally, with over 3,250 members.


2022 will see a year-long celebration and we do hope that you all will get a chance to celebrate with us.  

20th Anniversary Events :

Member's Summer Social

Date: 29 June

Location: Radisson Blu Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin


Details: a special summer barbeque is being planned to bring together members of Compliance Institute and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Institute. 

Networking Table Quiz

Date: 22 September 

Location: Foleys Bar Oriel Room, 1 Merrion Row, Dublin


Details: a table quiz social event is being planned to bring together all those involved in the various fields of compliance and celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Institute.

Compliance Institute & IOB Celebratory Event


Details: One of the core pillars of the mission of the Compliance Institute is to educate its members to ensure they have the skills required to undertake their roles in a professional and effective manner. From the beginning, 20 years ago, the Compliance Institute’s partner in the delivery of its programme of education has been the IOB.  We are delighted to celebrate this milestone with the IOB at this upcoming event. 

Member's Gala Dinner


Details: Compliance Institute invites you to join us on the 26th of May for our special 20th Anniversary Gala Dinner, an evening to celebrate two decades of our work in the compliance community across Ireland and abroad. This fun filled evening is not to be missed and will take place in one of Ireland’s premier events venues, the Round Room at the Mansion House

Compliance Institute Presidents 2002 - 2022

Compliance Institute has been led by 10 Presidents over the past 20 years. In that time the profession has established itself, progressed through the Celtic Tiger, the global financial crisis, recovery, crises of culture with various scandals, and a global pandemic.


As part of our 20th Anniversary Celebrations, we spoke with the former presidents of the Institute about what the Institute means to them and any advice they would have for current or aspiring compliance professionals. Here is what they had to say: Watch now.

Other Planned 20th Anniversary Celebratory Activities:

Compliance Leadership Forum:


A leadership forum is being planned for 2022. More information TBA...

20 th Anniversary Special ICQ edition:


A special edition of our ICQ Magazine including highlights of the past 20 years of the institute. 

20 th Anniversary Special Podcast Series: 


Special episodes of our Compliance Files podcast series will be released with with contributors and champions of Compliance Institute over the last 20 years. 

More events will be added so keep an eye on this page for updated information on our 20 th Anniversary Celebrations.