CBI announces Northern Ireland banker as next chairman
The CBI has appointed Northern Ireland banker Adrian Doran of Barclays as its next chairman in the province.
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Mr Doran, the head of Barclays' corporate banking business here, has started in the role of vice chairman, which he will hold for the rest of this year. He will then succeed Fane Valley boss Trevor Lockhart as chairman in January next year.
Since Mr Doran became head of Barclays' corporate arm in 2000, the bank has become a significant player in the Northern Ireland market.
It has also supported the technology sector, and opened the co-working Eagle Labs in the former Ormeau Baths in 2017.
He trained as a chartered accountant with PwC, and then spent four years in Bank of Ireland's corporate team.
Mr Doran said: "I'm honoured to be appointed to this prestigious role, particularly at the current challenging time for business in Northern Ireland. The CBI plays a critical role representing businesses of all shapes and sizes right across Northern Ireland.
"I hope I can continue the great work being done by Trevor Lockhart and Angela McGowan."