Accolades for Des Crowley (CEO) Talk to LBDC


Photos from Des Crowley (CEO’s) Talk

DES CROWLEY  (CEO of Bank of Ireland UK) was our 30th Guest Speaker at the LBDC  (“Lawyers’ Business Development Club”) in London on Wednesday 8 October 2014. Our venue was the stunning Innholders’ Hall in the City of London.

DES  gave us a fascinating Talk about his personal career journey.

One of our guests said afterwards that “Des was inspiring authentic and highly engaging” .  See more comments below.


Accolades for Des Crowley’s Talk

des2.jpeg“Great session – Des was inspiring authentic and highly engaging – you run a great network Colin – you can be rightly proud !”

Hi Colin, just wanted to thank you again for yesterday. Des Crowley’s talk offered tons of valuable insights into his career journey and life experiences, which I found to be both very helpful and extremely inspirational! It was a great experience for me and I would love to be involved in similar events in the future.”

Thanks Colin. I really enjoyed Des’s talk. Following Peter Sutherland was no easy task but I thought Des spoke very well and, as you commented, was brutally frank in response to the question I asked him about his ‘self-renewal’ exercise. See you soon. Best regards.”

Hi Colin, thanks very much for the invitation to my first LBDC event. I have been meaning to attend for a long time but find the early mornings difficult! I thought Des was an excellent and very engaging speaker.  I thought he was very generous to share his personal career journey with us.  Great to hear a CEO speaking about the importance of self-awareness, teamwork etc.  It was an inspiring start to the morning (and definitely glad I got up early for it!).”

Hi Colin – an inspiring Talk this morning from Des Crowley. Thank you for the invitation.  Keep up the great work and looking forward to next year’s Talks already!

“Hi Colin, Des’s talk was very engaging and humorous but also very insightful in terms of his general approach to his career and in particular the way he learned to adapt his leadership style depending on the particulars circumstances of his own position or the organisation he was working for.”

“Hi Colin, thank you for the talk last week by Des Crowley. I found it really interesting to hear his story. Sorry I did not get to meet you after!”

“Hi Colin, many thanks for the great breakfast talk by Des Crowley on Wednesday. Looking forward to seeing you at the next LBDC Talk.”

“Hello Colin, It was a pleasure hearing Des Crowley sharing his (professional) life experience! I very much enjoyed the talk. Looking forward to next year’s program! Thank you again for organising the events. Best wishes.”

“Thanks for a great event this morning, Colin with Des Crowley. I really enjoyed his Talk. Very much looking forward to Richard Hytner already!”

“Hi Colin, many thanks again for this morning. Well done – Des Crowley was another excellent speaker.  I will reply to Twitter and tweet a photo took this morning later tonight after work.” 

“Hi Colin, thanks for today’s seminar with Des Crowley.   Look forward to the next seminar.”

“Hi Colin, delighted to have finally made it to one of your LBDC Talks. Des Crowley was a terrific speaker.  I will definitely be telling people in the office that they need to attend your future LBDC Talks.  Looking forward to hearing from you with details about the next event.”

Des Crowley, CEO | Profile

des-crowley-j7222-gws-fullDes was appointed Director of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc on 17 September 2009.    He was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bank of Ireland (UK) plc on 20 March 2012.

Des joined Bank of Ireland Group in 1988.

In March 2000, he became a member of the Group Executive Committee, on being appointed Chief Executive of Retail Banking Ireland.    He 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 then appointed Director of The Governor and Company of the Bank of Ireland in October 2006, until his retirement from this position in June 2011.

Des was appointed as Chief Executive Officer – Retail (Ireland & UK) in May 2009 and Chief Executive – Retail UK Division in March 2012.

He is Chairman of Post Office Financial Services and Director of First Rate Exchange Services, the Group’s joint ventures with UK Post Office.   He is also a Director of New Ireland Assurance Company plc. 

Des has a breadth of experience within the Group which he has gathered over twenty five years.

Our LBDC  event sponsor:  CityJet

cityjet2I would like to thank CityJet  for sponsoring our LBDC  event at the stunning Innholders’ Hall in London.

CityJet offers the most comfortable, flexible and direct travel to and from London.

With up to 8 daily return flights to choose from between the two capitals, passengers can choose the flight that best suits their needs.  Whether it be at home or in the office, passengers will be able to maximise their time where they most need to be with this ideal schedule.

CityJet flies direct to London City Airport, which is just three miles from Canary Wharf, and connected to the London Underground via the Docklands Light Railway.

With a no-queues policy and a host of features tailored for business travellers, London City Airport is the UK’s leading business airport.”

Future LBDC events

It would be great to see you at a future  LBDC  event.

If you would like more information, please drop me a line:

colin [at]

Have a great weekend.


Colin Carroll


LBDC  | Lawyers’ Business Development Club | 

London │ Dublin │ Dubai │ Boston │ New York

Telephone:   0044 7917 301 070




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