Bank of Ireland today (Friday 22nd March) announced the appointment of Pat Farrell as Head of Group Communications and Government Affairs. Pat is currently Chief Executive of the Irish Banking Federation.
Pat Farrell has been Chief Executive of the Irish Banking Federation, the representative body of the banking and financial services sector in Ireland, since 2004. In that position Pat played a key role in managing the response of the banking sector to the crisis in financial services and the extensive programme of regulatory change over recent years.
Prior to that, in a wide-ranging career, Pat held a number of senior executive positions in financial services, public affairs and healthcare sectors. These included positions as Head of Marketing and Communications at EBS Building Society between 1998 and 2003, General Secretary of Fianna Fail from 1991 to 1997 and a number of senior positions in health administration, including a period as Chief Executive Officer of Galvia Hospital in Galway.
Pat Farrell is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and a former member of Seanad Eireann.
Pat will take up his new role with Bank of Ireland over the next couple of months.