Des Crowley was appointed Director of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc in September 2009. Des joined BOI Group in 1988. He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of BOI (UK) plc in March 2012. In March 2000 he became a member of the Bank of Ireland Group Executive Committee, on being appointed Chief Executive of Retail Banking UK. Des was appointed Chief Executive of UK Financial Services, Director of Bristol & West plc and Bank of Ireland UK Holdings plc in January 2006.
He was appointed Director of the Parent in October 2006, until his retirement from this position in June 2011. He was appointed as Chief Executive Officer – Retail (Ireland & UK) in May 2009 and Chief Executive- Retail UK Division in March 2012.
Des was previously Chairman of Post Office Financial Services and is Director of First Rate Exchange Services, the foreign exchange joint venture with UK Post Office. Des is also Director of New Ireland Assurance Company plc.