New CEO at Barclays Bank Ireland
Barclays Bank Ireland has announced the appointment of Kevin Wall as its new chief executive. He succeeds Sarah Wiggins who will take up a new role within Barclays as head of east and south east in UK corporate banking next month. Mr Wall joined Barclays in 1981 and has held a variety of roles across the business, including project finance and foreign exchange in the UK, US and Australia. These were followed by investment banking roles in Hong Kong, Singapore and London. He is a trustee director of the Barclays pension fund and a non-executive director of the business growth fund.
Mr Wall said: “Barclays has been operating in Ireland for almost 40 years, and has built a strong business in Dublin, attracting talent from around the world. I’m very proud to be leading Barclays Bank Ireland at a crucial time for the business.”
Barclays Bank Ireland chair Helen Keelan welcomed the appointment. “Kevin has a wealth of experience from his many and varied roles at Barclays which will be of great benefit to Barclays Bank Ireland,” she said.
“He will lead a very strong and committed team that has successfully positioned Barclays as a key player in our core business areas in Ireland.”