Patrick Kennedy (banker)

Patrick Kennedy is the Governor of the Bank of Ireland.[1] He took over the role on 31 July 2018 after Archie Kane retired. Patrick Kennedy previously served as the deputy governor of the bank since 2015.[2] After school in Gonzaga College, he graduated from University College Dublin,[3] and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

Patrick Kennedy
Governor of the Bank of Ireland
Assumed office
31 July 2018
Preceded byArchie Kane
Personal details
BornDublin, Ireland
Alma materUniversity College Dublin

Kennedy is also chairman of CarTrawler and Honorary Treasurer of the Irish Rugby Football Union.[4] After working with KPMG Corporate Finance and McKinsey & Company, he served Greencore Group plc for seven years as Chief Financial Officer. He subsequently joined Paddy Power plc as a non-executive director in 2004, and was their chief executive from 2006 to 2014.[5] He also served as a non-executive director of Elan Corporation plc.

Patrick Kennedy joined Bank of Ireland in 2010 as a non-executive director, and became the deputy governor of the bank in 2015. He also chaired its Risk Committee from 2016 to 2018.[6]


  1. ^ "Patrick Kennedy". independent. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  2. ^ Sat; Apr, 14; 2018 - 09:00 (2018-04-14). "New BoI chair in line for €490,000". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 2021-07-23.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)
  3. ^ "Patrick Kennedy, Bank of Ireland: Profile and Biography". Bloomberg. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  4. ^ "Patrick Kennedy". Irish Rugby. Retrieved 2021-07-23.
  5. ^ Poole-Wilson, P. A.; Langer, G. A. (September 1975). "Effect of pH on ionic exchange and function in rat and rabbit myocardium". The American Journal of Physiology. 229 (3): 570–581. doi:10.1152/ajplegacy.1975.229.3.570. ISSN 0002-9513. PMID 2014.
  6. ^ Guinan, Sean. "Bank of Ireland - Appointment of new Chairman". Bank of Ireland Group Website. Retrieved 2021-07-23.

External linksEdit

  • Guinan, Sean. "Directors". Bank of Ireland Group Website. Retrieved 2021-07-23.