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AIB – Chief Information Officer (CIO)


AIB is a financial services group operating predominantly in the Republic of Ireland and the UK. They provide a comprehensive range of services to personal, business, and corporate customers and have leading market shares in banking products in the Republic of Ireland. AIB’s business has been restructured in recent years with the aim of becoming a customer focused, profitable, and lower risk institution, well positioned to support economic recovery in Ireland while seeking to generate sustainable shareholder returns. AIB is on an exciting journey. Their mission is to become more innovative, digital, and stream-lined and to be an organisation famous for great customer service. AIB has placed the customer at the heart of their strategy.

The Assignment

The services required for this project were to work with the client on a crucial hire to assist in the realisation of their overall objective to become a technology-led bank. Reporting to the Group Chief Operating Officer, the CIO (Chief information Officer), is a member of the Business and Customer Services (BCS) Senior Management Team.

Our Solution

At the heart of AIB’s transformation journey is the organisation’s technology. AIB’s overall objective is to become a technology-led bank. They also aspire to create the best technology team in Ireland.

Morgan McKinley went to market in Ireland and internationally to identify and present the best candidate selection that was capable of setting and delivering a business aligned technology strategy to deliver the infrastructure supporting the vision of a customer focused, technology enabled, cost-effective, highly available, secure and agile banking service to Retail, SME and Corporate customers alike.

We needed a highly experienced technology leader with a track record in driving technology and organisational transformation at scale in a legacy environment. The successful candidate would be capable of providing thought leadership for AIB’s community of technology practitioners.

The CIO (Chief information Officer) would be responsible for the delivery of change and run IT solutions and services across both core and enterprise platforms and would also have responsibility for the delivery of change and run for all infrastructure solutions and services in support of all banking and corporate systems. Morgan McKinley delivered a diverse slate of Technology leadership talent located in the UK & Ireland. The successful candidate remains in role today and AIB were delighted with the outcome of Morgan McKinley Executive Search Services.

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