Tue, 14 March 2023
08:00 - 09:30
1 North Wall Quay,
Tue, 14 March 2023
08:00 - 09:30
1 North Wall Quay,
The power of a network in a tumultuous world
The world is in a period of uncertainty, and we are facing greater uncertainty. Networks and connection will help us to navigate uncertain times. Building and maintaining professional networks can take time, and sometimes mean we have to step out of our comfort zones. At this special in-person event we will focus on how professional connections can be made, how we can maintain them, and the benefit they have in our world.
At this event, we will hear from senior industry leaders about their own experiences of how their networks have shaped their careers, the impact of confidence and the importance of diverse connections.
We will also be joined by special guests who will give unique views of their own experiences.
Of course, there will be opportunity to network at this special breakfast event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2023 in North Wall Quay, IFSC, Dublin 1.
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.
Áine McCleary is Business Director in Bank of Ireland. Having started her career as a foreign exchange dealer, Áine has led senior teams across Retail, Corporate and Institutional banking. In her current role she is leading a significant growth and transformation programme for the bank via the migration of the KBC Ireland portfolios and customers to Bank of Ireland.
A business graduate of UCD, Áine holds a Master’s Degree in Business Studies from the Smurfit School of Business. She is a Certified Bank Director and a Fellow of the Institute of Banking. Áine is a non–executive Director of the Bank of Ireland Mortgage Board and past President of IOB.
Mary is a member of AIB’s Executive Committee leading a number of group functions including Sustainability. Mary chairs AIB’s Group Sustainability Committee and over the past number of years, she has been responsible for leading a groupwide transformation to place Sustainability are the heart of AIB’s business. Mary has held a number of senior leadership roles across the bank spanning retail, corporate and treasury businesses. Prior to joining AIB, Mary trained as an accountant and tax advisor with PwC. Mary is also a Non-Executive Director of Goodbody, a financial services firm offering wealth management, asset management and investment banking services.
In 2007 she returned to Kyiv where she worked and studied part-time with the Academy of Advocacy of Ukraine. Her plan was to become a lawyer in a bank. Tetiana started her career as a credit expert in the domestic bank Delta and was soon promoted and became a manager of the business development department. The financial crisis of 2008 was a difficult time for the Ukrainian banking system, and during these years she worked as a legal adviser in a restaurant chain. In 2011, she finished studying and returned to work in the banking system at Raiffeisen Bank Aval. From 2011 to 2022, she worked in different positions and gained experience as a manager with clients, compliance manager and wealth manager, including work with international consumers, and in 2020, finished studying as an economist at Ternopil National Economic University. We are proud to have Tetiana as part of the IOB member community.
Suzanne Holden is the Head of Operational Risk at Wells Fargo Bank International (WFBI) which she joined in August 2021. Suzanne has over 25 years’ experience in the financial services sector, both in London and in Dublin, having commenced her career as a graduate in risk management with Price Waterhouse (PWC) in London. Suzanne graduated from London Guildhall University where she studied European Business.
Suzanne joined WFBI from HedgeServ where she was Head of Risk, a PCF role pre-approved by the Central Bank. Suzanne has held a number of senior positions in risk management across financial services, including AIB, LeasePlan Insurance, and Citi in Dublin, and previously at ING in London where she was Head of Operational Risk for UK region. Suzanne has been responsible for establishing risk management functions and developing and implementing risk management programmes and methodologies commensurate with the requirements of the appropriate regulatory requirements including Basel II and Solvency II. Suzanne also spent four years in financial services within the public sector where she was Head of Enterprise Risk and Operational Risk at the NTMA. Suzanne was a member of the NTMA’s Senior Leadership Team and gained valuable experience as a participant in the NTMA’s accredited leadership, coaching and mentoring programmes. Suzanne was also one of the founding members of the NTMA’s Women’s Network.