Athlone native, Nicola O’Brien, has been appointed to the role of Chief Financial Officer (CFO ) with Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc, the financial institution confirming the appointment this week following a competitive selection process.
A former student of Our Lady’s Bower, Ms O’Brien resides in Clonbonny with her husband Tom Delaney and their two children, Emma and Lucey.
The prestigious appointment is effective immediately with Ms O’Brien attaining vast banking experience to date.
Ms O’Brien is currently Head of Finance and Investor Relations at Permanent TSB and a member of the bank’s senior leadership team. She has extensive finance, business, strategic and change experience. Prior to her current role, Nicola held a number of senior roles in Bank of Ireland, including Head of Finance Group Customer Operations, Head of Group Finance Strategy and Divisional Financial Controller for the Retail Ireland Division.
Following her appointment, O’Brien will become a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee and will join the Permanent TSB Board as an Executive Director.
“I am delighted to be taking up the role of CFO at Permanent TSB and to be joining the Permanent TSB Executive Committee and Board. The bank is undergoing an exciting transformation and is well positioned for significant growth and I look forward to working with Eamonn and the wider team to bring Permanent TSB to its next stage,” Ms O’Brien stated this week.
“Nicola’s strong business acumen and in-depth knowledge of Permanent TSB will be of huge value to the bank, particularly as we complete the acquisition of certain elements of the Ulster Bank business in the months ahead. I look forward to working with Nicola as we evolve our business to achieve our ambition of becoming Ireland’s best personal and small business bank.2 Permanent TSB CEO, Eamonn Crowley, welcoming her to the role, said.