Maurice Harte ran Treasury Holdings during some of its most feverishly busy years. Now he counts Nama-ed parties among his clients at the property asset management business which he chairs.
An accountant by training, Harte worked for merchant bankers Hill Samuel for over 20 years, then went on to lead AIB Investment Managers.
He joined Johnny Ronan and Richard Barrett's Treasury Holdings as CEO in 2000. He laid the groundwork for such projects as the convention centre at Spencer Dock, the €43m Westin Hotel development and the Central Park complex in Leopardstown.
It was Harte who launched Treasury's listed €1.3bn REO fund. He also fronted the Treasury bid for the Millennium Dome in London (Tony Blair blocked the deal) and for Green Property (though Treasury walked away in the end).
He was approached to join Irish Nationwide as general manager at the start of 2002. However, he exited again less than a year later.
He is chairman of Capital Assets Property Management, which works on behalf of banks and other lenders as a fixed charge receiver, and for borrowers, including advising on Nama business plans.
He's a director of wealth management company Covestone and an adviser to accountants BMOL, a firm involved in debt restructuring. He's chairman and a principal of Empeira, a corporate governance consultancy.
In his spare time he enjoys golf and sails out of Howth.
Sunday Indo Business