John O’Beirne Appointed Director of Business Banking, Bank of Ireland


Bank of Ireland has appointed John O’Beirne as Director of Business Banking. He moves into his new role following four years as Director of Products and Digital Banking at the Bank, where he led a portfolio of key business units including mortgages, savings and deposits, loans and credit cards.  

John returned home to work for Bank of Ireland in 2007, having previously worked for Bank of Ireland while based in London from 2003. He has held a range of senior roles at the Bank including Director of European Real Estate, Head of Credit Risk, and Head of Mortgages.

In his role as Director of Business Banking, John will focus on growing Bank of Ireland’s business lending operations, with responsibility for the end to end business banking customer experience.

Discussing his appointment, Gavin Kelly, CEO, Bank of Ireland Retail said: “We are delighted to appoint John to this key role as Director of Business Banking, at a pivotal moment for Irish business as the economy opens up and focus turns to recovery and growth. John has extensive knowledge of the Irish business banking landscape and longstanding experience in this area. 

I look forward to working with John as we enter the next phase of growth for the Bank and I wish him all the best in his new role.”

In addition to a BA in Business, Economics and Politics from Trinity College, John is also a Certified Bank Director and a Qualified Financial Advisor.  He also holds a Professional Diploma in Leading Cultural Change and Applied Behaviour Analysis from UCD.


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