Bank of Ireland Announces Senior Appointments

8th February 2021

Posted In: So In Demand

Bank of Ireland has announced appointments for key senior positions across its Corporate Banking business. The roles filled include Chief Operating Officer and Head of Digital & Operations.

Deirdre Nicholl has been appointed to the role of Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Corporate Banking. Deirdre has worked in Bank of Ireland for over six years and is currently a senior leader within the Group Internal Audit team, where she has held the dual role of Deputy Group Chief Internal Auditor and Head of Audit since 2018.

In this newly established position, Deirdre will take on a very exciting and strategically important agenda, leading the transformation journey within the division and overseeing Bank of Ireland’s pivot to a Digital Relationship banking model. Deirdre will start her new role in early 2021.

Deirdre is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland, holds a Degree in Business Studies and a Diploma in International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Susan Brown has been appointed to the position of Head of Digital & Operations. Susan is currently Director of the Lending Support Unit in the bank’s Property Finance Group, where she has responsibility for a wide range of business and lending support activities. Susan has also held various roles in Property Finance, including Director (Portfolio) for several years, with her earlier career spent in Private Banking and Business Banking.

Susan will lead the establishment of the new Digital & Operations team within the COO function, while developing a digital strategy for Corporate Banking. Susan holds a Degree in Business Studies, Diploma in Financial Services and a Postgraduate in Managing and Leading People.