Patrick Haren, Non-executive Director
Appointment Date: 29.06.2012
Company: Bank of Ireland UK plc
Business Type: Banking and financial services
Position: Non-executive director
Patrick Haren joined Northern Ireland Electricity (NIE) as chief executive in 1992 and took the company through privatisation. He later became group chief executive of Viridian Group plc as part of the restructuring of NIE, which he led in 1998.
Haren led the enlarged group to become a leading FTSE 250 company, employing over 1,600 staff, before overseeing the sale of the business to Arcapita in 2006.
Since 2007, Haren has served as deputy chairman and chairman of Viridian Group. He was appointed to the Court of Directors of the Bank of Ireland Group in January 2012.