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Meet the Board

Helen Keelan, Non-Executive Director

Helen Keelan
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in April 2012 and Chair of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC in September 2015. Helen has 25 years of senior finance and strategic leadership experience gained in KMPG, Ericsson and Intel. She is familiar with the challenges both of re-structuring and of scaling companies globally. She is an experienced Non-Executive Director and is currently a Non-Executive Director on the Boards of PM Group Ltd, Liberty Insurance Ltd and Standard Life International Ltd. Helen holds a B.Comm; an M.Sc in Mgmt, is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and is a Chartered Director.

Helen Keelan has also served on the board of Science Foundation Ireland. Helen is a graduate of UCD with a B.Comm and has an M.Sc (Management) from Trinity College Dublin. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. In 2009 she was awarded Chartered Director by the Institute of Directors, London.

Kevin Wall, Director

Kevin Wall
Chief Executive Officer, Barclays Bank Ireland PLC

Kevin joined Barclays Bank Ireland PLC in May 2017 as Chief Executive Officer. Kevin most recently served as Chairman of Corporate Banking and Vice Chairman, Investment Banking for Barclays based in London.

Kevin joined Barclays in 1981. He held roles in Corporate Banking, Project Finance and Foreign Exchange in the UK, US and Australia, and London-based management roles in Strategic Planning and Human Resources. These were followed by Investment Banking roles in Hong Kong, Singapore and London, and Corporate Banking in London.

He is a trustee director of the Barclays Pension Fund and is a non-executive director of the Business Growth Fund.

Kevin has a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Financial Analysis from Warwick University.

James Kelly, Chief Risk Officer

James Kelly
Chief Risk Officer

Appointed as Finance Director in January 2005. Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. James Kelly is the Chief Risk Officer of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC, appointed in May 2012. James previously worked for the Royal Bank of Scotland in London and overseas in the international division for 12 years with his last position in RBS as Chief Financial Officer of the Wealth Management Division and Finance Director of the Royal Bank of Scotland International Ltd.

Sinead Mahon, Chief Operating Officer

Sinead Mahon
Chief Operating Officer

Sinead joined the Bank as Chief Operating Officer in August 2015. A Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, Sinead holds an MBA from Dublin City University and a Diploma in Company Direction from IoD. Prior to joining Barclays, Sinead held a number of senior finance roles with other international banking groups, most recently with Danske Bank in Ireland where positions held included Chief Financial Officer and Programme Director of a major transformation project. Sinead is a member of the Board of Make a Wish Foundation, and sits on the Governance and Ethics Committee of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Pauline Gallagher, Company Secretary

Pauline Gallagher
Company Secretary

Appointed as Company Secretary of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC in July 2013. Pauline joined Barclays in 2009 from a top-tier Dublin law firm and acts as Head of Legal & Data Privacy Officer for the bank. She is admitted as a solicitor in Ireland, England and Wales (non-practising). She is also a qualified AITI Chartered Tax Adviser and Trade Mark Agent.

David Farrow, Non-Executive Director

David Farrow (British)
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in May 2014, David joined Barclays in 1990 and has worked across London and the South of England in Retail, Business and Corporate Banking.

Prior to his current role, David was Managing Director for the Eastern region for five years, leading a team of Relationship Directors across eight locations focusing on various industry sectors from manufacturing and technology to restaurants, law firms and agribusiness.

As Co-Head of International, David leads the origination teams responsible for supporting global corporates based across the UK and Africa as well as our Corporate Banking businesses across Europe.

Eoin O’Driscoll, Non-Executive Director

Eoin O’Driscoll
Non-Executive Director

Eoin O’Driscoll was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC in December 2014. He is currently the Chairman of the Tyndall National Institute. Eoin is a Governor of the Irish Times Trust, a member of the Board of Directors of the Irish Times Ltd and the Cork University Foundation and serves as a member of the National Executive Council of IBEC.

Eoin was previously a Senior Vice President with Lucent Technologies Inc. He served as Chairman of Forfas, SWS Group, e|net and Shenick Network Systems and as a member of the Board of Science Foundation Ireland, Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience and as President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland

Eoin graduated with a BE (Elec Eng) and a M.Eng Sc. from UCC and is a Fellow of the Irish Academy of Engineering.

David Martin, Non-Executive Director

David Martin
Non-Executive Director

David was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of Barclays Bank Ireland PLC in December 2014. He is a former Financial Director of IAWS Group PLC. Prior to that he was a Management Consultant with KPMG. He has extensive strategic management and financial experience.

Since retiring from his executive role he has served as a non-executive of a number of companies and government organisations. He is currently a non-executive director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of FBD Insurance PLC. He is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

David Martin, Non-Executive Director

John Mahon
Non-Executive Director

Appointed as a Non-Executive Director in May 2017, John is Head of Corporate Banking, based in London. John joined Barclays in 2003 and has held a number of senior management positions within the Investment Bank, including Co-Chief Risk Officer in 2011, and Barclays Non-Core, where he was appointed Head of Asset Divestment before becoming Co-Head in 2015.

Prior to Barclays, John was at JPMorgan where, during a 16-year career, he was responsible for establishing a counterparty credit risk management operation. He also held several other credit and derivative-related management roles.

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