Tom Barry appointed Chairman of New Ireland

Tom Barry has been appointed as Chairman of the New Ireland Board of Directors. Tom has been on the Board since April 2014 and has enjoyed a distinguished career in the Financial Services industry particularly in the Life & Pensions sector.

He was previously Chief Executive of Canada Life (Ireland) and has extensive non-executive director experience, together with being a former President of the Irish Insurance Federation.

Tom has assumed the Chairmanship following the scheduled retirement of Pat Healy as Chairman/Director after 9 years on the Board.

Michael Murphy, Managing Director, New Ireland said: “On behalf of New Ireland, my thanks to Pat for his guidance and leadership through a period of significant change for the Company. I welcome Tom to the new role and wish him every success, and also wish Pat well in the future.”

Founded over 100 years ago, New Ireland distributes protection, investment and pension products to the Irish market, through independent financial brokers, its own tied Financial Advisor network and Bank of Ireland Group’s distribution channels.