The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) has announced the appointment of Noel Brett as its new Chief Executive. He will take up his new role within the next three months.

Mr Brett is a native of Castlebar, County Mayo and a graduate of University College Dublin and the University of Kent. He is currently Chief Executive of the Road Safety Authority (RSA), a position he has held since 2005. Prior to this Mr Brett was Assistant Chief Executive with the Western Health Board from 2001, having joined the Health Board in 1999.

John Reynolds, President, IBF welcomed Mr Brett, saying: “He brings with him a wealth of general management and policy development experience. He takes up his new role at a critical time as we strive to return the Irish banking sector to profitability and build step by step on the progress that has been made to date in restoring confidence and rebuilding trust in our sector. I wish him every success in his new role.”

The Irish Banking Federation (IBF) is the principal voice of the banking and financial services sector in Ireland, representing over 70 member institutions and associates, including licensed domestic and foreign banks and institutions operating in the financial marketplace here.