Financial Services Conference

Event Details

€90 (discount code required)

Date and Time

Fri, 12 March 2021

09:30 - 12:30


Online via Zoom

Event Details

€90 (discount code required)

Date and Time

Fri, 12 March 2021

09:30 - 12:30


Online via Zoom

Event details

Register online at using IOB discount code IOB21.

Presented by IOB and Chartered Accountants Ireland, this fast-paced morning will focus on key issues facing the financial services industry in Ireland with impactful professional and commercial insights from high profile speakers.

The keynote speaker, EU Commissioner Mairead McGuiness, will open the conference.

Conference Overview:

  • Opening Address (Mary O’Dea, CEO, IOB)

  • Financial Services, the European Commission and Commissioner McGuiness’s Priorities in 2021 (Mairead McGuiness, EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union)

  • Securities Market Dynamics post COVID (Brian Healy, Former COO/CFO of the Irish Stock Exchange Plc)

  • The Future of Work and Sustainable Employment in Financial Services (Melíosa O’Caoimh, Country Head, Northern Trust Ireland)

  • The next waves of change in Financial Services Transformation (Garvan Callan, Founder at ONEZERO1)

  • The Future of Financial Services – Panel discussion (Chaired by Eimear McBride, IOB)

  • Connect and Grow - How to Grow Your Talents (Pedro Angulo, Head of Leadership Development, AIB)

  • Closing Address (Paul Henry, President of Chartered Accountants Ireland)

The discount code for IOB members is IOB21. 

There are CPD hours for the following areas:

  • QFA – Savings and Investment – 1 Hr

  • APA – Savings and Investment – 1 Hr

  • Registered Stockbroker – Savings and Investment – 1 Hr

  • LCOI – 1 Hr

  • AFP – 2 Hrs

  • Professional Banker- 2.5 Hrs

  • Chartered Banker-2.5 Hrs

  • Certified Bank Director- 2.5 Hrs

Mairéad McGuiness

EU Commissioner

Mairead is the EU Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union. She has been a member of the European Parliament since 2004 and became the First Vice-President of the European Parliament in 2017.

Prior to entering politics, she was a journalist, broadcaster and commentator. She holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance.

Brian Healy

Former COO/CFO of the Irish Stock Exchange Plc

Specialist in securities markets, with 20 years’ experience as COO/CFO of the Irish Stock Exchange Plc, as well as non-executive/Chair roles in a number of investment management, market infrastructure and other entities.

A fellow of CAI and of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment.

Melíosa O’Caoimh

Country Head, Northern Trust Ireland

Melíosa has extensive experience in Financial Services with Northern Trust and previously as European Head of Transfer Agency Operations for Pioneer Global Investments.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and the Institute of Taxation in Ireland

Pedro Angulo

Head of Leadership Development, AIB

Pedro is passionate about creating more human, purpose led and customer-centric workplaces where HR plays a vital role in embedding a culture, values, talent practices, and organisational models, processes and systems to ensure authentic ‘customer delight.

Garvan Callan

Strategist, Innovator and Transformation Advisor

Garvan, through his advisory practice ONEZERO1, works with business leaders to develop and execute ambitious transformations with particular focus on commercial, customer and cultural strategies. He combines 18 years of executive experience across strategy and execution, transformation leadership, and deep domain experience in customer, digital and innovation with a proven track record of 10 years in customer, sales and service management Bringing fresh perspectives, ambitious thinking and transformational change management to dynamic market and organisational challenges to unlock opportunities and execution Garvan is a learning advocate having spent over 10 years as a Council member of the IOB and completing numerous educational opportunities including executive programmes at IMI, IMD, Harvard Business School, Oxford Said Business School, MIT and Singularity University.

Garvan Callan

Paul Henry

FCA, President of Chartered Accountants Ireland

Paul is the President of Chartered Accountants Ireland and the Chair of the Consultative Committee of Accountancy Bodies. Paul is a Director in Osbourne King where he leads the advisory and consultancy service.

Eimear McBride

Director of Digital and Innovation

Eimear is the Director of Digital and Innovation in IOB, working with industry to understand current and future skills needs.

She specialises in the design and delivery of world class, professionally relevant, Digital, Innovation, and Sustainable Finance education and training programmes.

She is currently Programme Director for the Professional Diploma in Digital Transformation in Financial Services, Professional Diploma in Data and Analytics in Financial Services and Professional Certificate in Responsible and Sustainable Finance.

Eimear holds a Bachelor of Business Studies and a MSc in Education and Training Management from Dublin City University. She has a keen interest in the social sciences, with particular emphasis on inclusion

Eimear McBride

Mary O'Dea

Chief Executive of IOB

Mary joined IOB in April 2018 from the Central Bank of Ireland where she was Director of Securities and Markets Supervision. She was previously Ireland's representative at the World Bank and prior to that held the role of Alternate Executive Director representing Ireland with the International Monetary Fund. Mary previously held several director roles with the Central Bank of Ireland, including Director of Financial Operations, Consumer Director and Acting Chief Executive of the Financial Regulator.

Mary O'Dea