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Alan Kelly is a communications specialist who has 35 years of banking experience in investor relations, corporate governance, and market and stock exchange rules and regulations. Mr. Kelly also has a proven record in media relations, public affairs, internal communications, and crisis management.

Mr. Kelly has extensive experience meeting investors and analysts around the world and is a skilled presenter at international conferences. As a senior member of the executive management team in a leading Irish bank with up to 23,000 employees, he held responsibility to brief, provide market feedback and train board directors, management, and staff. He was also the bank's senior spokesperson, in print and broadcast media, covering a range of high-profile domestic and international issues/crises, and he successfully dismantled and rebuilt the bank’s communication capability during a period of intense change and uncertainty.

Mr. Kelly currently holds executive and non-executive board positions.


Trinity College, Dublin
M.Sc., Business Administration

Employment History

Alstra PLC
Board director
2014 - present

Makinson Cowell
Ireland representative 

Allied Irish Banks
Director of Corporate Affairs and Marketing
Head of Group Investor Relations
General manager of Group Finance
Regional director of Retail Banking
Senior corporate banking manager
Commercial lending manager
1977 - 2012

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Institute of Bankers