Bernard was appointed Chief Executive Officer of AIB in May 2015. He joined AIB in May 2010 as Group Chief Financial Officer and member of the Bank’s Leadership Team and Board. In January 2015, he was appointed President of the Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI). In March 2017, he was appointed President of The Institute of Banking.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Bernard joined PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1988 and moved to ESB International in 1994, where he worked as Commercial Director for International Investments. He later became Group Finance Director and Commercial Director with parent company, ESB, until he left to join AIB. Prior to that, he was Finance Director, and later the Deputy CEO of IWP International plc.
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