Management Structure

Group Executive Committee

  • Richie Boucher – Group Chief Executive

    Richie Boucher - Group Chief Executive

    Richie Boucher
    Group Chief Executive Officer

    Richie was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2009. He joined the Group as Chief Executive, Corporate Banking in December 2003 from Royal Bank of Scotland. He was appointed Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland in January 2006. He is a past President of the Institute of Banking in Ireland (2008) and of the Irish Banking Federation (2006).

    Richie has over thirty years’ experience in all aspects of financial services. He has held a number of key senior management roles within the Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank through which he has developed extensive leadership, strategy development, financial, people, operational and risk management skills. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking.

    Term of Office:
    Appointed to the Court in October 2006 (7.5 years) and appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in February 2009 (5 years).
    Committee Membership:
    None
  • Donal Collins – Head of Group Strategy Development

    Donal Collins - Head of Group Strategy Development

    Donal Collins
    Head of Group Strategy Development

    Donal joined Bank of Ireland Group in 1999 and became a member of the Group Executive Committee in 2014. He has held a number of senior management positions including Director, Corporate Banking; Head of Group Projects and Head of Group Strategy Development.

    Prior to joining Bank of Ireland Group, Donal worked for KBC Bank in a range of international senior management roles in aerospace, infrastructure and asset financing and KPMG Ireland as Director, Taxation.

    Donal is a graduate of University College Dublin, holding a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and Diploma in Professional Accounting. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants of Ireland and an Associate of the Irish Institute of Taxation. He also holds an MBA from the Open University.

  • Sean Crowe – Group Treasurer

    Sean Crowe - Group Treasurer

    Sean Crowe
    Group Treasurer

    Sean Crowe joined the Bank of Ireland Group in 1993 and has worked as Head of Trading for Global Markets and Managing Director for Fixed Income, Property and Alternative Product for Bank of Ireland Asset Management. He was appointed as Group Treasurer in November 2008 and as a member of the Group Executive Committee in 2014.

    Before joining the Group, he worked as a Senior Fund Manager with Eagle Star Investment Managers. Sean is a graduate of the University of Limerick and is a member of the CFA Institute.

  • Des Crowley – Chief Executive Officer Retail UK

    Des Crowley - Chief Executive Officer Retail UK

    Des Crowley
    Chief Executive Officer Retail UK

    Des Crowley was appointed Chief Executive Officer, Retail (Ireland & UK) in May 2009. Joined Bank of Ireland in 1988 from Arthur Andersen & Co. Appointed Chief Executive, Retail Banking and Distribution and joined the Group Executive Committee in 2000. In 2004 he was appointed Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services, Chief Executive, UK Financial Services in 2006 and Chief Executive Officer – Retail (Ireland & UK) in May 2009. He is a Director of Post Office Financial Services and First Rate Exchange Services, our joint ventures with the UK Post Office and a Director of New Ireland Assurance plc.

  • Andrew Keating – Group Chief Financial Officer

    Andrew Keating - Group Chief Financial Officer

    Andrew Keating
    Group Chief Financial Officer

    Appointed to the Board in February 2012. Andrew was formerly Director of Group Finance where he spearheaded a major transformation of the Finance Division in the Bank of Ireland Group. He joined Bank of Ireland in 2004, prior to which he held a number of senior finance roles with Ulster Bank having qualified as a chartered accountant with Arthur Andersen. Andrew is also a Director of Bristol & West plc, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Ireland.

  • Liam McLoughlin – Chief Executive – Retail Ireland

    Liam McLoughlin - Chief Executive - Retail Ireland

    Liam McLoughlin
    Chief Executive – Retail Ireland

    Liam joined Bank of Ireland Group in 2004 and has held a number of senior management positions, including Chief Operating Officer, Corporate Banking, and Divisional Finance Officer, Capital Markets Division. In July 2007, he was appointed Director of Group Finance. In July 2009, he was appointed Head of Group Manufacturing responsible for operations and technology Group-wide. In February 2012, Liam was appointed Chief Executive, Retail Ireland.

    He is a Director of New Ireland Assurance Company plc and of Bank of Ireland Mortgage Bank. Liam is a former President of the Institute of Banking (2013/2014). Before joining Bank of Ireland Group, Liam held a number of senior finance roles at Ulster Bank Group and, prior to that, he was financial controller for the National Treasury Management Agency. Liam is a graduate of University College Dublin, holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

  • Peter Morris – Chief Governance Risk Officer

    Peter Morris - Chief Governance Risk Officer

    Peter Morris
    Chief Governance Risk Officer

    Peter Joined Bank of Ireland in 1974 and spent seven years in branch banking before joining Corporate Banking in 1981. Following a secondment to First New Hampshire Bank in 1990, Peter moved to Britain in 1991 where he held various front line and risk management roles. He returned to Ireland in July 2009 as Group Chief Internal Auditor and took up his current role in October 2010.

    Peter is a qualified CPA and a member of the Institute of Bankers.

  • Vincent Mulvey – Chief Credit & Market Risk Officer

    Vincent Mulvey - Chief Credit and Market Risk Officer

    Vincent Mulvey
    Chief Credit & Market Risk Officer

    Vincent joined the Bank of Ireland in 1979 and has held a number of senior management positions including Head of Group Credit. Prior to that, he managed a number of Corporate loan portfolios. Vincent started his banking career within the Bank’s Retail division where he worked in a number of locations. Vincent was appointed Chief Credit and Market Risk Officer and a member of the Group Executive Committee in May 2009. He is responsible for the development and execution of Credit & Market risk strategy. Vincent is also a Fellow of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Fellow of The Institute of Bankers.

  • Lewis Love – Group Chief Operating Officer

    Lewis Love - Group Chief Operating Officer

    Lewis Love
    Group Chief Operating Officer

    Lewis Love was appointed Bank of Ireland’s Group Chief Operating Officer responsible for our Group Manufacturing Division and a member of the Group Executive Committee on 5 September 2016.

    Lewis previously served as Bank of Ireland’s Head of Asset and Liability Management, followed by an eight-year period with Aon plc, most recently as Global Chief Procurement Officer. At Aon plc, Lewis held a range of responsibilities, including the management of Aon’s global procurement spend, global real estate, and shared service strategy as well as management of certain of Aon’s captive activities in India and Poland.

    A graduate of both the State University of New York at Buffalo and New York Law School, Lewis worked in legal roles between 1985 and 1990 with several NY law firms, followed by roles in Westpac Banking Corporation, Washington Mutual Inc, Barclays Bank plc, Bank of Ireland, and Aon plc.

  • Julie Sharp – Head of Group HR

    Julie Sharp - Head of Group HR

    Julie Sharp
    Head of Group HR

    Julie Sharp joined the Bank of Ireland as Head of Group Human Resources on 14 June 2010. Julie brings diverse HR experience to the Group, gained in several different companies including ING where she more recently worked. At ING, Julie held a number of senior management positions ranging from Regional HR Director Asia Pacific for ING Investment Management, based in Australia to Regional Head of HR and Management Board member, ING Asia Pacific based in Hong Kong. In this role she was responsible for 17,000 employees covering investment management, insurance and real estate. Prior to ING, Julie worked in senior HR Director roles with Arthur Anderson, Citibank and John Fairfax Media.

    Julie holds an MBA in International Business Management from Charles Sturt University, having previously graduated from the University of New South Wales with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology.

  • Michael Torpey – Chief Executive, Corporate and Treasury Division

    Michael Torpey - Chief Executive, Corporate and Treasury Division

    Michael Torpey
    Chief Executive, Corporate and Treasury Division

    Michael Torpey was appointed Chief Executive, Corporate and Treasury Division and a member of the Group Executive Committee in March 2013. Prior to joining the Bank of Ireland Group, Michael worked with the Irish Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency. He played a central role on behalf of the State in the recapitalisation and restructuring of the Irish banking system, including the management of the State’s shareholding and other interests in the banks. Previously, Michael held senior positions in a number of banks including Group Treasurer for Irish Life & Permanent plc, Finance Director of Ulster Bank Group and Finance Director of First Active plc.

    Michael has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme and holds a BA in Economics from University College Dublin.Michael Torpey was appointed Chief Executive, Corporate and Treasury Division and a member of the Group Executive Committee in March 2013. Prior to joining the Bank of Ireland Group, Michael worked with the Irish Department of Finance and the National Treasury Management Agency. He played a central role on behalf of the State in the recapitalisation and restructuring of the Irish banking system, including the management of the State’s shareholding and other interests in the banks. Previously, Michael held senior positions in a number of banks including Group Treasurer for Irish Life & Permanent plc, Finance Director of Ulster Bank Group and Finance Director of First Active plc.

    Michael has completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme and holds a BA in Economics from University College Dublin.

Directors

  • Archie G Kane (63) – Governor

    Archie retired from Lloyds Banking Group plc in May 2011, where he was Group Executive Director -Insurance and Scotland. Prior to that, he held a number of senior and general management positions with Lloyds Banking Group plc and TSB Bank plc. He was Chairman of the Association of British Insurers and Chairman of the Association of Payments and Clearing Services. He is a former member of the UK Takeover Panel, the Financial Services Global Competitiveness Group, the Insurance Industry Working Group, HM Treasury Financial Services Committee and the Financial Services Advisory Board – Government of Scotland. He is a member of TheCityUK Advisory Council.

    Archie has extensive experience of the financial services industry, having spent more than twenty five years in various senior commercial, strategic and operational roles in Lloyds Banking Group plc and TSB Bank plc. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland (ICAS).

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in June 2012. Appointed Governor on 29 June 2012.
    Independent
    On appointment.
    External Appointments
    Trustee of the Stratford Literary Festival.
    Committee Membership
    Chairman of the Group Nomination and Governance Committee and member of the Group Remuneration Committee from June 2012.
  • Kent Atkinson (70) – Non Executive Director

    Kent was Group Finance Director of Lloyds TSB Group between 1994 and 2002. Prior to that, he held a number of senior executive appointments in Retail Banking with Lloyds, including Regional Executive Director for their South East region, and worked for twenty two years in South America and the Middle East with the Group.

    In addition to his extensive commercial and financial executive experience in the financial services industry, Kent has significant experience as a Non-executive Director across a range of international companies. Previous board appointments include UK Asset Resolution Limited, Coca-Cola HBC AG, Cookson Group plc, Gemalto N.V., Standard Life plc, Telent plc (formerly Marconi plc) and Millicom International Cellular S.A.

    Kent has significant experience in governance, risk management and financial oversight, including in the capacity of Senior Independent Director, Chair of Audit Committee of a number of entities, and as a member of Risk, Strategy and M&A, Remuneration and Nomination Committees.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in January 2012.
    Independent
    Yes.
    External Appointments
    None.
    Committee Membership
    Member of the Group Audit Committee since January 2012 and Chairman since April 2012. Member of the Court Risk Committee since January 2012. Member of the Group Remuneration Committee since July 2016.
  • Richie Boucher (57) – Group Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

    Richie was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in 2009. He joined the Group as Chief Executive, Corporate Banking in December 2003 from Royal Bank of Scotland. He was appointed Chief Executive, Retail Financial Services Ireland in January 2006. He is a past President of the Institute of Banking in Ireland (2008) and of the Irish Banking Federation (2006).

    Richie has over thirty years’ experience in all aspects of financial services. He has held a number of key senior management roles within Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Ulster Bank through which he has developed extensive leadership, strategy development, financial, people, operational and risk management skills. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Banking.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in October 2006 and appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in February 2009.
    Independent
    No.
    External Appointments
    None.
    Committee Membership
    None.
  • Pat Butler (55) – Non Executive Director

    Pat is a partner of The Resolution Group, a financial services investment firm specialising in large scale restructuring. Prior to this he spent twenty five years with McKinsey & Co., where he was a senior Director and led the firm’s UK Financial Services Practice and its EMEA Retail Banking Practice. At McKinsey & Co., he advised banks, insurance companies and asset managers in the UK, US, Australia, South Africa, Middle East and several European countries, as well as a range of companies outside financial services, on issues of strategy, operations, performance improvement and organisation.

    Pat has considerable strategic experience in a broad range of industries with an international profile, and an in-depth strategic and operational knowledge of the European and International Banking sector in particular. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in December 2011.
    Independent
    Yes.
    External Appointments
    Non-executive Director of Hikma Pharmaceuticals plc, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and a member of the Nomination and Compliance, Responsibility and Ethics Committees. Governor of the British Film Institute. Non-executive Director of The Resolution Foundation, Res Media Limited and TIG Finco plc.
    Committee Membership
    Member of the Group Nomination and Governance Committee and member of the Court Risk Committee since December 2011. Member of the Group Remuneration Committee since October 2013.
  • Tom Considine (71) – Non Executive Director

    Tom is a former Secretary General of the Department of Finance and a former member of the Advisory Committee of the National Treasury Management Agency. He was also formerly a board member of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland and a former member of the Council of the Economic & Social Research Institute.

    Tom was nominated as a Director of the Bank by the Minister for Finance under the terms of the Credit Institutions (Financial Support) Act, 2008 and is not required to stand for election or regular re-election by stockholders. Apart from the information available in the public domain at the time of nomination, a description of the skills and expertise brought to the Board by this appointment was not provided by the Government. However, the Court notes the value and benefit gained from Tom’s membership of the Court and its Committees through his judgement and quality of contribution.

    Tom has extensive experience in the public service, including at the most senior level in the Department of Finance and representing Ireland at European Union level. He is a former President of the Institute of Public Administration. He has experience in finance at a strategic level, financial regulation, fiscal policy and risk management. As a former Secretary General of the Department of Finance and board member of the Central Bank and Financial Services Authority, he has broad experience of the wider macroeconomic environment and related policy issues. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in January 2009.
    Independent
    No.
    External Appointments
    None.
    Committee Membership
    Member of the Court Risk Committee since July 2009 and member of the Group Audit Committee since January 2009.
  • Patrick Haren (65) – Senior Independent Director; Non Executive Director

    Patrick is a former CEO of the Viridian Group, having joined Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) in 1992 as Chief Executive. He previously worked with the ESB, including as Director – New Business Investment and also served as a board member of Invest Northern Ireland for a number of years.

    Patrick is an experienced Chief Executive Officer who has gained extensive strategic, corporate development and transactional experience, having led the privatisation of NIE by IPO and grown the business under the new holding company Viridian through to 2007, positioning the company as the market leader in independent electricity generation and supply in competitive markets in Ireland, North and South. Patrick was appointed to the board of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc in June 2012 where he also serves as Chair of the Remuneration Committee and a member of the Nomination Committee. He was awarded a knighthood in 2008 for services to the electricity industry in Northern Ireland. He is a member of the Institute of Directors (UK).

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in January 2012.
    Independent
    Yes.
    External Appointments
    None.
    Committee Membership
    Member of the Group Audit Committee since January 2012. Member of the Group Remuneration Committee since January 2012 and Chairman since May 2015. Member of the Group Nomination and Governance Committee since November 2015.
  • Andrew Keating (45) – Group Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

    Andrew joined the Group in 2004, prior to which he held a number of senior finance roles with Ulster Bank, having qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen. Prior to his appointment as Group Chief Financial Officer, Andrew held the role of Director of Group Finance.

    Andrew is an experienced financial services professional who has held a number of senior finance roles in Bank of Ireland and Ulster Bank. He has in-depth knowledge of financial reporting and related regulatory and governance requirements. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in February 2012.
    Independent
    No.
    External Appointments
    None.
    Committee Membership
    None.
  • Patrick Kennedy (46) – Deputy Governor; Non Executive Director

    Patrick was Chief Executive of Paddy Power plc from 2006 to 2014. He served as an Executive Director of Paddy Power plc since 2005 and a Non-executive Director since 2004, during which time he served as Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was a member of the Risk Committee of Paddy Power plc from 2006 to 2014. Prior to joining Paddy Power plc, Patrick worked at Greencore Group plc for seven years where he was Chief Financial Officer and also held a number of senior strategic and corporate development roles. Patrick also worked with KPMG Corporate Finance in Ireland and the Netherlands and as a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Co. in London, Dublin and Amsterdam.

    As an experienced Chief Executive Officer and Finance Director, Patrick has in-depth knowledge of international business, management, finance, corporate transactions, strategic development and risk management through his involvement in Paddy Power plc, Elan Corporation plc (where he was Chairman of the Leadership, Development and Compensation Committee and a member of the Transaction Committee), Greencore Group plc and McKinsey & Co. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in July 2010.
    Independent
    Yes.
    External Appointments
    Chairman of Cartrawler.
    Committee Membership
    Member of the Court Risk Committee since January 2011 and Chairman since July 2016. Member of the Group Nomination and Governance Committee since September 2014. Member of the Group Audit Committee since July 2016.
  • Davida Marston (62) – Non Executive Director

    Davida is a Non-executive Director of Liberbank S.A., where she is Chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee. She is a former Director of a number of companies, including CIT Bank Limited, ACE European Group Limited and Europe Arab Bank plc. She was a member of the UK senior management team of Citigroup’s UK Corporate Bank (1990-2003), which included a period as Regional Head UK and Ireland for the Banks and Securities business, and a senior manager at Bank of Montreal (1981-1990).

    Davida has considerable financial services experience, both as an Executive and Non-executive Director and as Chair of Audit and Risk Committees in financial services companies. She has extensive non-executive experience with banking, life assurance and non-financial services companies. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in April 2013.
    Independent
    Yes.
    External Appointments
    Non-executive Director of Liberbank S.A., where she is Chair of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee.
    Committee Membership
    Member of the Group Audit Committee since April 2013.
  • Fiona Muldoon (48) – Non Executive Director

    Fiona is Group Chief Executive of FBD Holdings plc and FBD Insurance plc, one of Ireland’s largest property and casualty insurers.

    Prior to this, Fiona served from 2011 to 2014 with the Central Bank of Ireland including as Director, Credit Institutions and Insurance Supervision. She also spent 17 years of her career with XL Group in Dublin, London and Bermuda, where she worked in various senior financial management positions with responsibilities for corporate treasury and strategic activities including capital management, rating agency engagement, corporate development, corporate finance, liquidity, foreign exchange and cash management.

    Fiona has significant experience in governance, regulatory compliance and financial oversight and is an experienced financial services professional. She has significant previous experience within a financial institution with an international focus. Fiona has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in June 2015.
    Independent
    Yes.
    External Appointments
    Group Chief Executive of FBD Holdings plc and FBD Insurance plc.
    Committee Membership
    Member of the Court Risk Committee since November 2015.
  • Patrick Mulvihill (53) – Non Executive Director

    Patrick spent much of his career at Goldman Sachs, retiring in 2006 as Global Head of Operations covering all aspects of Capital Markets Operations, Asset Management Operations and Payment Operations. He previously held the roles of Co-Controller, Co-Head of Global Controller’s Department, covering financial / management reporting, regulatory reporting, product accounting and payment services. He was also a member of the firm’s Risk, Finance and Credit Policy Committees. Patrick is a Non-executive Director of International Fund Services (Ireland) Limited.

    Patrick has over twenty years’ experience of international financial services and has held a number of senior management roles based in London and New York with Goldman Sachs. As a result, he has an in depth knowledge of financial and management reporting, regulatory compliance, operational, risk and credit matters within a significant financial institution with an international focus. Patrick is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and Associate of the Institute of Directors.

    Term of Office
    Appointed to the Court in December 2011.
    Independent
    Yes.
    External Appointments
    Non-executive Director of International Fund Services (Ireland) Limited and Director of Beachvista Limited.
    Committee Membership
    Member of the Group Audit Committee since December 2011.