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
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
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.