Annual Report
2020 – 2021

Annual Report
2020 – 2021


Publications, Speaking Engagements and Partnerships

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Publications, Speaking Engagements and Partnerships

Business Post – The Sunday Interview 18th October, 2020

RTE Business News Friday, 26 Mar 2021


Deputy IBCB Chair, Professor Blanaid Clarke authored a chapter in a book entitled: Pandemic Crisis and Financial Stability. The chapter is called ‘Cultural reforms in Irish banks. Walking the walk during the Covid-19 pandemic’ and an excerpt for it and a link to it can be found on our website under News, Publications and events.

The IBCB were pleased to be included again in this year’s ‘The Starling Compendium: Culture & Conduct Risk in the Banking Sector’ (May 2021).

Pandemic Crisis and Financial Stability
Pandemic Crisis and Financial Stability

Selected Speaking Engagements:

Marion Kelly, Chief Executive was delighted to be invited to speak at the below events over the year:

  • IOB Level 9 Leading Cultural Change and Ethical Behaviour in Financial Services students – IBCB & Ethics (October 2020)
  • Simmons and Simmons- Defining Purpose (October 2020)
  • King’s Inn Regulation and Culture Panel (December 2020)
  • New York Fed Education and Industry Forum on Financial Services Culture (EIF) (February 2021)
  • IOB Regulatory Insight Sessions: The Irish Banking Culture Board 2021 surveys of Bank Culture and Public Trust in Banking – Interview with IBCB CEO Marion Kelly (June 2021)
  • Institute of Public Administration-Governance Forum – Culture and the Role of the Board and Senior Team (April 2021) 


The IBCB continues to work closely with our education partners in IOB.

We have participated in the development of the ‘Women in Finance Charter’ through Financial Services Ireland and are proud to be a supporting organisation in this upcoming initiative.  

The IBCB is a member of Safeguarding Ireland’s National Safeguarding Advisory Committee and Payments Group.

The IBCB collaborated with the European Consumer Debt Network (ECDN) with the aim of sharing information and practices to support those in financial difficulty.  

Over the past year two senior members of our team have completed Common Purpose training. Common Purpose Ireland is a global social enterprise that develops, upskills and connects people from a range of geographies, generations, sectors, specializations, backgrounds and beliefs to help them become more effective leaders.


The IBCB was delighted to become an official partner of LiFT during the year. 

What is LiFT? Lift stands for ‘Leading Ireland’s Future Together’. LiFT’s eight-part learning programme is being rolled out nationwide via a volunteer facilitator network with an overall goal of reaching 10% of the population within ten years. The IBCB, as well as a number of our member banks are LiFT Partner organisations. 

The IBCB core team undertook the LiFT training programme during the year and are now qualified LiFT facilitators.

A number of our member banks are also LiFT partners.

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