New and notable appointments at Duff & Phelps Ireland, Irish Funds, AIB

Appointments, Business | Thu 4 Apr | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: Brendan Hanratty, Duff & Phelps Ireland

Business & Finance highlights notable new appointments at Duff & Phelps Ireland, Irish Funds and AIB.

Brendan Hanratty, Managing Director

Duff & Phelps Ireland

Brendan Hanratty has been promoted to Managing Director at Duff & Phelps Ireland in the Restructuring Advisory practice.

Hanratty has over 20 years of experience advising clients on strategic financial issues, debt structuring and corporate restructuring situations. Since joining Duff & Phelps in 2011, he has worked on numerous complex advisory and restructuring assignments across all sectors.

Umar Ahmed,  Head of EU Affairs

Umar Ahmed

Irish Funds

Irish Funds, the representative body for the international investment funds community in Ireland, appointed  Umar Ahmed as its new Head of EU Affairs.

Based in Brussels, Mr. Ahmed will lead Irish Funds’ engagement with the EU Institutions, regulatory authorities and other stakeholders as it ramps up its European advocacy.

Cathy Bryce, Managing Director of Corporate, Institutional and Business Banking

Cathy Bryce


AIB has appointed Cathy Bryce as Managing Director of Corporate, Institutional and Business Banking, succeeding Colin Hunt who was recently appointed as Group CEO. Cathy will join the Executive Committee in the coming months.

Cathy joins from the National Treasury Management Agency where she held the position of Director, National Development Finance Agency and NewERA. Prior to that she was AIB’s Head of Syndicated & International Finance where she had over 20 years’ experience in various capital markets roles. Prior to AIB, Cathy worked in investment banking in London with Morgan Stanley and corporate finance in Dublin with Riada / ABN AMRO. She is a business graduate of Trinity College Dublin and holds an MBA from INSEAD in France.