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New COO at KBC Bank Ireland plc

26 June 2019

KBC Bank Ireland have appointed Ms. Lavinia Morris as the incoming Chief Operations Officer succeeding Tom De Witte who will be taking up another senior role in KBC Group in September.

A native of Galway, Ms. Morris brings a wealth of senior IT, Technology and Operations experience with her to the bank. She joins KBC Bank Ireland from SMBC Aviation Capital, one of the world’s largest aircraft leasing companies, where she holds the position of Senior Vice President of Information and Technology. Prior to joining SMBC in 2014, Ms. Morris held various senior Technology and Operations positions in Friends First Group, Fujitsu Consulting and AIB.
 
Ms. Morris is actively involved in the technology industry in Ireland, serving as a Steering Committee member for the Technology Ireland Innovation Forum, Committee Member of the Blockchain International Standards Committee as well as Blockchain Ireland, and former Chair of the Cloud Computing Working Group of the Irish Internet Association.  She was also the Runner-up CIO of the Year in the Women in Technology Awards in 2018.
 
Mr. Peter Roebben CEO KBC Bank Ireland said  “I am delighted to welcome Lavinia to KBC Bank Ireland. We have chosen a dynamic leader in Lavinia who has considerable experience at Senior Management and Executive Board level with an excellent track record in operations and technology. With this experience she will make an important contribution to the further development of KBC Bank Ireland  as it rolls out its digitally led retail and micro-SME focused strategy.”
 
KBC Bank Ireland has been operating in Ireland for over 40 years and has been a member of the KBC Group since 1978. It is one of the leading providers of financial services in Ireland and employs over 1,200 staff.