Noel Hiney

Senior Financial Services and Public Affairs Leader

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Key Experience:

  • Head of Government Relations: Created, developed and successfully led Bank of Ireland’s Government Relations area for Ireland and the UK. Responsible for Government / political engagement and parliamentary interactions.
  • Head of Strategy and HR functions: Led HR and strategy / change activities supporting retail bank businesses and Group functions at varying stages of the business cycle, through start-up, growth, maturity and wind down phases.
  • Regulatory Affairs: Led major regulatory interventions for Bank of Ireland, involving Irish Competition Authority, EU Competition Commission, Payment Protection Redress and Irish Banking Inquiry.
  • General Insurance: Managed General Insurance P&L, completed strategic review and was instrumental in divestment of motor business and outsourcing of home insurance administration to major insurer.
  • Head of Digital Business and Payments: Led development of successful digital platforms and organisation engagement model, supporting online banking, interactive product capability and e‑payment activities.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Developed and managed strong and effective stakeholder relationships with Government, Regulatory Bodies, State Agencies, Industry Federations and Professional Services Firms.
  • Governance: Director of Boardmatch Ireland, which matches professionals with not-for-profits, strengthening their boards, management and governance committees.
  • Programme Management: Most recently I have provided expert advice on stakeholder communications and engagement for a major Third Level Institution, led strategy planning development for a Government Department, and facilitated and helped develop a funding proposal for a major Health Care Organisation.
Key areas of Expertise:


Management Functional
–          Leadership and Team Management

–          Business Strategy and Planning

–          Communications and Public Affairs

–          Facilitation and Mediation

–          Crisis Management

–          Governance and Policy

–          P&L Management

–          Senior Stakeholder Management

–          Change and Programme Management

–          Strategy and Corporate Affairs

–          Government Relations

–          Retail Banking

–          HR Leadership

–          Digital Businesses

–          General Insurance

–          Regulatory Affairs

–          Not for Profit Management