Francesca McDonagh, CEO, Bank of Ireland

Francesca was appointed Group Chief Executive Officer in October 2017. She joined the Group from the HSBC Group, where she held a number of key senior management roles over a twenty year period including Group General Manager and Regional Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, UK and Europe; Regional Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Middle East and North Africa; and Head of Personal Financial Services, Hong Kong.

Francesca is a very experienced global retail banker, with an exceptional track record, both in terms of financial performance and her leadership of transformation to drive future results in a range of increasingly senior banking roles, and in a range of countries and operating structures. She brings to the Board a leadership style characterised by strong, commercial results orientation and a clear strategic vision, with significant customer empathy.

Francesca is a member of the PRA Practitioner Panel. She has previously served on the Board of the British Bankers’ Association (BBA), where she was Deputy Chair and on the Board of the National Centre for Universities and Business in the UK. Francesca has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University.

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