22nd March 2023 – Barry Manning, Head of Transaction Banking at Danske Bank Ireland, has been appointed Chair of the Irish Payments Council (IPC) for a two-year tenure. Established and facilitated by Banking & Payments Federation Ireland, the IPC is the representative and administrative body for the payments industry in Ireland.
With over 20 years leadership experience in banking and payments, Barry leads the transaction banking team who support Danske Bank’s large corporate and institutional Irish customers. This includes indigenous global corporates, State/government bodies, financial institutions and Nordic multinationals with operations in Ireland. He also represents Danske Bank across a number of cross industry forums, is chairman of Danske Bank Ireland’s IT and Cyber Security Risk Council and is also a member of Danske Bank’s global transaction banking leadership team.
On taking up his new role, Mr Manning said: “Ireland has a strong history and reputation internationally in the payments sector. I am delighted to have been selected as the Chair of the Irish Payments Council at a key moment of growth and innovation for our members.”
“In my role as Chair, I will be working to further develop the already strong cross industry collaboration within the Irish payments ecosystem and create a platform which enables member banks and payment service providers leverage new and developing technologies and infrastructures. The IPC will continue to work closely with a wide range of stakeholders such as the Central Bank of Ireland, the EU and wider Government to adopt regulation and policy and further enhance Ireland’s reputation as a driving force in global payments.”
The IPC facilitates discussion between Payment Service Providers about strategic payment agendas, policy and legislation. It also provides a platform for members to engage on a cohesive interpretation of legal, regulatory, operational and business challenges for payments services and payments schemes.
Mr Manning’s appointment comes ahead of the inaugural National Payments Conference at the Westin Hotel, Dublin on Monday March 27th in association with Square and Diebold Nixdorf. The event will be opened by EU Commissioner for Financial Stability Mairéad McGuinness and will bring together industry experts and policy makers to share their insights and perspectives on the major forces bringing change to the Irish Payments landscape.
Note: Banking & Payments Federation Ireland (BPFI) represents the banking, payments and fintech sector in Ireland. Together with its affiliates, the Federation of International Banks in Ireland, and the Fintech & Payments Association of Ireland, BPFI has over 125 member institutions and associates, including licensed domestic and foreign banks and institutions operating in the financial marketplace here.
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