Permanent TSB Group Holdings plc has announced the appointment of two new senior executives to the Bank. Following competitive selection processes, Peter Vance has been appointed as Chief Operations Officer and Claire Heeley will be joining the bank as Head of Group Internal Audit. Both appointments will come into effect on the 01st of November 2021.

Peter Vance, Chief Operations Officer

Peter is currently Head of Customer Services in AIB where he leads 1500 colleagues across multiple mission critical activities in both Ireland and the UK including; Payments, Treasury services, Financial Crime, SME Lending and the Customer Service Centre. Peter also led AIB’s largest Customer Transformation programme with specific focus on transforming how AIB delivers digital propositions to customers.

Prior to his current role, Peter held a number of other senior executive positions at AIB including; Head of Payments, Cards and Treasury Services, Head of Payments and Head of Payments Transformation.

In his new role, Peter will be a member of the Bank’s Executive Committee.

Claire Heeley, Head of Group Internal Audit

Claire will be joining permanent tsb following completion of her current role as Managing Director Risk and Regulatory Consulting at KPMG, where she leads major risk transformation projects and the delivery of internal audit services to a portfolio of financial services clients.

Prior to her role at KPMG, Claire held a number of senior roles including: Audit Partner, Group Internal Audit, and Deputy Group Secretary at Bank of Ireland; Global Group Secretary, Ecosecurities Group plc; and, Group Secretary & Group Financial Controller, United Drug plc.

In her new role, Claire will attend and contribute to the Bank’s Executive Committee and Board. 

Commenting on the appointments, Eamonn Crowley, permanent tsb Chief Executive, said:

Both Peter and Claire bring a wealth of experience, leadership skills and a proven track record in their fields. I have no doubt that they will provide a significant contribution to the future direction of the Bank and evolve their respective functions to the next stage of maturity. I am delighted to welcome both Peter and Claire to permanent tsb and I look forward to working with them both.’

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