New BPFI President and Vice President Appointed
Gavin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, Retail Ireland, Bank of Ireland has been appointed President of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). He succeeds Jonathon Lowey, Country Manager of Citadel Securities in Ireland, who held the position for the two years 2017-2018. At the same time, Jeremy Masding, Chief Executive Officer permanent tsb, takes over as BPFI Vice President.
Since joining Bank of Ireland in 2007, Gavin has held a number of senior management positions. In his current role as Retail Ireland CEO he oversees the provision of banking products and related financial services to personal, business and wealth management customers across Ireland – including consumer and business lending, commercial and asset finance, and general insurance and the New Ireland Assurance Company.
Before joining Bank of Ireland Gavin held a number of senior product and marketing roles in permanent tsb, and prior to this worked in branch banking and marketing with AIB. Gavin holds a Commerce Degree and a MBS from University College Dublin and is a Certified Bank Director from the Institute of Banking.
Speaking on his appointment Mr. Kelly said:
“I am delighted to be appointed as President of Banking & Payments Federation Ireland. The banking sector is a vital component of a strong economy, and looking to the year ahead – and Brexit especially – our members will rely upon BPFI to have a strong voice on domestic and European affairs. I look forward to working with Brian Hayes, who will take up the position of BPFI CEO in April, and the current BPFI team during what will be a very important time for the sector and the wider economy.”
Note: Banking & Payments Federation Ireland is the voice of banking and payments in Ireland, representing over 70 member institutions and associates, including licensed domestic and foreign banks and institutions operating in the financial marketplace here.