Marie Collins is an experienced non-executive director in both the private and public sectors. The former General Manager of the ESB Pension Fund, she currently serves on the boards of Irish Property Unit Trust Plc. (IPUT), Bank of Ireland: General Investment Trust DAC, the Trinity College Dublin Foundation and Eco-UNESCO. She previously chaired the Irish Association of Pensions Funds (IAPF), as well as currently chairing the Audit & Risk Committees of several organisations. Marie is a Chartered Director, holds an MBA from TCD and Post Graduate Dip in Corporate Governance from UCD.
Dara Deering is CEO of HBFI having joined the organisation on 2nd September 2019. Dara has extensive experience in Financial Services having previously served as Executive Director and Head of Retail Banking at KBC Bank Ireland plc since February 2012. During that time Dara led the launch and implementation of a new Retail Bank, broadening the range of products and services available, and offering a new banking alternative for Irish consumers. Prior to her time in KBC Dara held a number of leadership positions in the retail financial services industry. She holds an MBA from Smurfit Business School and a Bachelor of Science Management from Trinity College Dublin
Des Carville is head of the Shareholding & Financial Advisory Division (SFAD) of the Department of Finance, which is responsible for the completion of the restructuring of the banking system and managing the State's shareholdings and investments in the banking sector.
The SFAD is also responsible for the management of the Minister's shareholding in the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA) and the Division represents the Minister's interests in relation to the oversight of NAMA. This Division is also responsible for representing the Minister's interests in relation to the liquidation of IBRC and has policy oversight for the Credit Union sector. The Division also provides financial advisory services to the Department. He previously worked with Davy Corporate Finance for 15 years. He is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland (FCA), having trained with KPMG from 1994 to 1998, and is a Certified Bank Director with the Institute of Banking. He is a director of the European Investment Bank.
Grainne Hennessy is a senior partner at Arthur Cox with over 27 years’ experience in advising lenders and borrowers on the funding of real estate investments, including some of the largest construction finance projects in the country. She was Head of the Finance Department and a member of the management committee of Arthur Cox for 6 years.
Andrew O’Flanagan is Director of the National Development Finance Agency and NewERA at the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). He joined the NTMA in 2011 and as Chief Legal Officer worked across all of the NTMA’s mandates. Prior to joining the NTMA, he was Group Head of Legal at ESB and Chief Legal Officer of Ervia and worked in New York and London for seven years as a corporate lawyer with the Wall Street law firm Davis Polk & Wardwell, which included a secondment to the international investment bank Morgan Stanley. Andrew is a graduate of NUI Galway and Yale Law School (where he was a John F. Kennedy Scholar).
Ken Slattery has extensive board room experience in the financial services sector, currently on the board of Permanent TSB where he sits on the Audit and Remuneration Committees. He is also on the board of the National Shared Services Office where he chairs the Audit & Risk Committee. Previously he held a number of senior leadership positions with Bank of Ireland including Corporate Banking Director (15 years) and Credit & Operations Director with Social Finance Foundation (9 years). He is a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers and a Certified Bank Director.
Claire Solon is Head of Property at Aviva and is responsible for managing in excess of €600m of property funds in Ireland and UK. Claire was previously responsible for the management of the ESB property portfolio in Ireland as Head of Estates Management. She served as President of the Society of Chartered Surveyors in 2016 and also served on the Board of the Irish Green Building Council.