Financial News

New faces at Ulster Bank

By Business & Finance
25 September 2013
Ellvena Graham

Ulster Bank has announced the appointment of Eddie Cullen, Chris Davis and Ellvena Graham to three senior positions in the bank.

Eddie Cullen has been appointed managing director of Corporate and Institutional Banking. Cullen joined Ulster Bank in 1993 and has worked in corporate and international banking in Ireland in addition to roles in Natwest/RBS subsidiaries in the UK. He trained as a chartered accountant in KPMG Dublin and is a member of the Board of Financial Services in Ireland.

Chris Davis has been appointed chief operating officer, joining Ulster Bank from Royal Bank of Scotland where he served as chief operating officer for the UK Corporate Banking Division and formerly as director of Change Management for Corporate Banking and Financial Markets. Prior to joining RBS, Davis worked as an account director in KPMG and was part of the first ever graduate intake to NatWest IT in 1987.

Ellvena Graham has been appointed managing director SME Banking and will continue in her role as head of Ulster Bank Northern Ireland. Graham has served as Ulster Bank’s chief operating officer since 2011 and was appointed head of Ulster Bank Northern Ireland in March 2013. She has also held other senior positions at the bank including director of Business Services Ireland, head of Operations in EMEA and chief operating officer – Corporate Markets.

Ulster Bank chief executive Jim Brown says: “I am delighted to welcome Eddie and Chris to the Ulster Bank executive committee and to announce Ellvena’s expanded role. These key appointments and changes will strengthen Ulster Bank as it continues to build a sustainable and valued business that serves our 1.9 million customers across the island of Ireland.”

These announcements follow the appointment in August of Paul Stanley as Ulster Bank’s chief financial officer. Reporting to the chief executive, Jim Brown, Stanley will also take up a position on the Ulster Bank Board. Stanley has over 30 years experience in the financial services industry. He joins Ulster Bank from AIB where he served as a senior leader in a range of finance and treasury roles across financial control, treasury operations, capital markets, and asset liability management. He most recently served as acting chief financial officer for AIB.