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Directors


David Hodgkinson

David Hodgkinson - Chairman - Non-Executive Director
Mr Hodgkinson was Group Chief Operating Officer for HSBC Holdings plc from May 2006 until his retirement from the company in December 2008. During his career with HSBC, he held a number of senior management positions in the Middle and Far East, and Europe, including as Managing Director of The Saudi British Bank, and CEO of HSBC Bank Middle East. Mr Hodgkinson, who joined HSBC in 1969, has also served as Chairman of HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, HSBC Bank A S Turkey, Arabian Gulf Investments (Far East) Limited and HSBC Global Resourcing (UK) Ltd. He was a Director of HSBC Bank Egypt SAE, The Saudi British Bank, Bank of Bermuda Limited, HSBC TrinkausBurkhardt and British Arab Commercial Bank.
Mr Hodgkinson joined the Board as Executive Chairman on 27 October 2010 and became Non-Executive Chairman with effect from 12 December 2011. He has been Chairman of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and a member of the Remuneration Committee since January 2011. (Age 63)

David Duffy

 

David Duffy* B.B.S., MA - Chief Executive Officer
Mr Duffy joined AIB in December 2011 as Chief Executive Officer and Chair ofthe Leadership Team. He has held a number of senior roles in the international banking industry including, most recently, the position of Chief Executive Officer at Standard Bank International covering Asia, Latin America, the UK and Europe. He was previously Head of Global Wholesale Banking Network of ING Group and President and Chief Executive Officerofthe ING franchises in the US and Latin America. He worked with Goldman Sachs International in various senior positions including Head of Human Resources Europe. Mr Duffy joined the Board in December 2011.(Age 52)

 

Bernard Byrne

 

Bernard Byrne* FCA - Director of Personal, Business & Corporate Banking
Mr Byrne joined AIB in May 2010 as Group Chief Financial Officer and member ofthe Leadership Team. He took up the role of Director of Personal & Business Banking in May 2011. He was appointed to his current post in July 2012 when responsibility for corporate clients was added to the role. He began his career as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1988 and joined ESB International in 1994, where he was the Commercial Director for International Investments.In 1998, he took up the post of Finance Director with IWP International plc. He moved to ESB in 2004 where he held the post of Group Finance and Commercial Director until he left to join AIB. Mr Byrne joined the Board in June 2011. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of EBS Limited in July 2011. (Age 45)

Dr. Michael Somers

 

Dr. Michael Somers B Comm, M.Econ.Sc Ph.D - Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chairman and Board Risk Committee Chairman
Dr Somers is former Chief Executive of the National Treasury Management Agency. He is Chairman of Goodbody Stockbrokers, a Non- Executive Director of Fexco Holdings Limited, Willis Group Holdings plc, Hewlett-Packard International Bank plc, the Institute of Directors, St.Vincent's Healthcare Group Ltd,and President of the Ireland Chapter of the Ireland-US Council. He has previously held the posts of Secretary, National Debt Management, in the Department of Finance, and Secretary, Department of Defence. He is a former Chairman of the Audit Committee of the European Investment Bank and Director of the European Investment Bank and former Member of the EC Monetary Committee. Dr Somers was Chairman ofthe group that drafted the National Development Plan 1989-1993 and of the European Community group that established the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He was formerly a member of the Council of the Dublin Chamber of Commerce. He joined the Board in January 2010 as a nominee of the Minister for Finance under the Government's National Pensions Reserve Fund Act 2000 (as amended) and has been Chairman ofthe Board Risk Committee since November 2010. (Age 71)

Dick Spring

 

Dick Spring BA, BL - Non-Executive Director

Mr Spring is a former Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) of the Republic of Ireland, Minister for Foreign Affairs and leader of the Labour Party. He is a Non-Executive Director of Fexco Holdings Ltd.,Repak Ltd,The Realta GlobalAids Foundation Ltd and Chairman of the Diversification Strategy Fund p.l.c..He is Chairman of International Development Ireland Ltd.,Altobridge Ltd. and Alder Capital Ltd.
Mr Spring joined the Board in January 2009 as a nominee ofthe Minister for Finance under the CIFS Scheme. He has been a member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee sinceApril 2009 and the Board Risk Committee since November 2010. (Age 63)

 Catherine Woods

 

Catherine Woods BA, Mod (Econ) - Non-Executive Director and Audit Committee Chairman
Ms Woods is a Non-Executive Director of AIB Mortgage Bank, and Chairman of EBS Limited (from 12 February 2013). She is the Finance Expert on the adjudication panel established by the Government to oversee the rollout of the National Broadband scheme and is a former Vice President and Head ofthe European Banks Equity Research Team,JPMorgan, where her mandates included the recapitalisation of Lloyds' of London and the re-privatisation of Scandinavian banks. Ms Woods is a former director ofAn Post,and a former member ofthe Electronic Communications Appeals Panel. She joined the Board in October 2010, has been a member ofthe Audit Committee and Board Risk Committee since January 2011,and was appointed Chairman oftheAudit Committee in July 2011. (Age 51).

Jim O'Hara

 

Jim O'Hara - Non-Executive Director and Remuneration Committee Chairman
Mr O'Hara is a former Vice President of Intel Corporation and General Manager ofIntel Ireland, where he was responsible forIntel's technology and manufacturing group in Ireland. He is a Non-Executive Director of Fyffes plc, a board member of Enterprise Ireland, and Chairman ofa number of indigenous technology startup companies. He is a past President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Ireland. Mr O'Hara joined the Board in October 2010 and has been a member of the Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee since January 2011,and was appointed Chairman ofthe Remuneration Committee in July 2012. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of EBS Limited in June 2012. (Age 62)

Simon Ball

 

Simon Ball BSc (Economics) FCA - Non-Executive Director and Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee Chairman
Mr Ball is currently the Non-Executive Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Director of Cable & Wireless Communications plc, a Non-Executive Director of Tribal Group plc, and a Non-Executive Director of Common wealth Games England. Prior to this,Mr Ball served as Group Finance Director of3i Group plc and the Robert Fleming Group, held a series of senior finance and operational roles at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson, and was Director General, Finance for the HMG Department for Constitutional Affairs. Mr Ball joined the Board in October 2011 and has been a member of the Board Risk Committee since November 2011 and a member of the Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee since February 2013. He was appointed Chairman ofthe Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee in June 2013. (Age 53)

Tom Wacker

 

Thomas Wacker - MBA (International Business & Finance) - Non-Executive Director
Mr Wacker was a Non-Executive Director of the USA Rugby Board and is the former Chief Executive Officer of the International Rugby Board. He was a Non-Executive Director and former Chief Executive Officer of Belmont Advisors (UK) Limited and was a former Chief Executive of IFG Group plc's offshore business and Non-Executive Director of the parent company. Prior to this,Mr Wacker held senior management roles with Royal Trust Company of Canada, Bank of Montreal, Citibank, and Citigroup Investment Banking Group. Mr Wacker joined the Board in October 2011 and has been a member of the Audit Committee since November 2011.(Age 70)

Peter Hagan

 

Peter Hagan BSc, Dip BA - Non-Executive Director
Mr Hagan is former Chairman and CEO of Merrill Lynch's US commercial banking subsidiaries, he was also a director of Merrill Lynch International Bank (London), Merrill Lynch Bank (Swiss), MLBusiness Financial Services and FDS Inc.Overa period of 35 years he has held senior positions in the international banking industry, including as Vice Chairman and Representative Director oftheAozora Bank (Tokyo,Japan). During 2011 and until Sept 2012, he was a director of each of the US subsidiaries of IBRC. He is presently a consultant in the fields offinancial service litigation and regulatory change. He is currently a Director and Treasurer of 170 East 70th Corp. and a Director of the Thomas Edison State College Foundation. Mr Hagan joined the Board in July 2012 and is a member of the Board Risk Committee, Nomination and Corporate Governance Committee and the Remuneration Committee. (Age 65).

Tom Foley

Tom Foley BComm, FCA - Non-Executive Director
Mr Foley is a former Executive Director of KBC Bank Ireland and has held a variety of senior management and board positions with KBC,including in Corporate Finance,Treasury,Business Banking, Private and Mortgage Banking as well as KBC's UK Division. He was a member of the Nyberg Commission of Investigation into the Banking Sector during 2010 and 2011 and the Department of Finance (Cooney) Expert Group on Mortgage Arrears and Personal Debt during 2010. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) and is a former senior executive with Ulster Investment Bank and is a Non-Executive Director of BPV Finance (International) plc, and IntesaSanPaolo Life Limited. Mr Foley joined the Board in September 2012 and is a member ofthe Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee. He was appointed Non-Executive Director of EBS Limited in November 2012. (Age 60)


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