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Wednesday 21 March 2018

Senior executives leave National Irish Bank ahead of rebranding

Laura Noonan

Laura Noonan

TWO of the most recently-appointed senior executives at National Irish Bank (NIB) have left the soon-to-be restructured lender, including HR boss David Keenan who joined the bank less than five months ago.

A spokeswoman for the bank last night confirmed that Mr Keenan and NIB's head of retail banking Rob Hurley had both stepped down after deciding it was "timely to consider new opportunities outside the bank".

The news comes a fortnight after NIB's long-standing boss Andrew Healy announced he was stepping down, on the same day the bank's Danish owner unveiled plans to rebrand NIB as Danske and merge its operations with Northern Bank.

"There have been some changes following the announcement of the new organisational structure across Danske Bank Group," a spokeswoman said, adding that NIB and Northern Bank's management teams were "being integrated.

"In light of these changes, Dave Keenan and Rob Hurley both decided that it was timely to consider new opportunities outside the bank," she said.

Mr Keenan joined NIB from EBS in January, having left the former building society not long after it was merged with AIB. Mr Hurley had been with the bank just seven months; he had previously spent 14 years with ACC/Rabobank.

NIB has insisted the upcoming restructuring, which also involves splitting the bank 'core' and 'non-core' units, won't trigger any redundancies.

Irish Independent

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