AIB Group win two prizes at the Women in Finance Awards Ireland 2019

The Women in Finance Awards Ireland 2019, held at Clontarf Castle in Dublin, celebrated leading females in the industry

AIB Group were the biggest winners at the Women in Finance Ireland Awards 2019, securing the Outstanding Achievement and Woman of the Year prizes.

The event was held on Thursday 28 November at Dublin’s Clontarf Castle, hosting an impressive 360 attendees.

Broadcaster Kathriona Devereux hosted the ceremony. She presents Irish television show, ‘10 Things to Know About…’ on RTE.

Following on from Kathriona Devereux’s introduction, the keynote was delivered by Catherine Duffy, senior vice president and general manager at the Northern Trust, Limerick. She won last year’s Woman of the Year award at the Women in IT Awards.

Other winners include Laura Humphreys of Davy, who nabbed the One to Watch gong and ABSTRACT, who won the Diversity Initiative of the Year with their Accelerate programme.

Suzie Nolan, Fund Manager of the Year winner, said on Twitter: “Wow! I am absolutely honoured to have taken home the Fund Manager of the Year Award at the Women in Finance Awards last night. The calibre of the women shortlisted in all categories was phenomenal. For once, I am lost for words.”

Here is the list of winners in full:

Accountancy Leader of the Year

Martina Keane – EY

Diversity Ambassador of the Year

Kate Butler – Bank of Ireland

Diversity Initiative of the Year

Accelerate – ABSTRACT

Employer of the Year

Fidelity International

Finance Team (led by a woman)

Ruth Smith-Allen – Fexco

Fintech Project of the Year (led by a woman)

Fidelma McGuirk – Payslip

Fund Manager of the Year

Suzie Nolan – Aviva Ireland

Legal Adviser of the Year

Tara Doyle – Matheson

One to Watch

Laura Humphreys – Davy

Outstanding Achievement

Catherine Woods – AIB Group

Specialist Investor of the Year

Isabelle O’Keefe – Sure Valley Ventures

Wealth Manager of the Year

Laura Devoy – Goodbody Stockbrokers

Woman of the Year

AnneMarie Flynn – AIB Group

This year’s sponsors were AIB, Fidelity, Matheson, Northern Trust, Oracle and U.S. Banks Elavon.

The charity partner of the event was UNICEF Ireland.

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