Who should be on Brian Lenihans nominee panel to become bank directors?

Over the weekend, I posted my thoughts on the proposal from Brian Lenihan to place his nominees onto the boards of any banks involved in the governments bank bail-out / guarantee scheme. There were two comments posted in response, but along the same lines.

The question is – who should Brian Lenihan actually put onto his panel of nominees?

The suggestions in the comments for potential nominees were as follows:

  • Senator Shane Ross
  • Joe Higgins – “has time on his hands these days – in fact why not make him Financial Regulator instead of that wimp we have?”
  • Eithne Tinney – “she shook up the EBS board”
  • Brenda Power – “she annoyed the HSE so much they won’t take her calls”
  • Nell McCafferty – “she’d take on anyone”
Who else do you think should be on this panel? Who would you like to see walking into the board rooms of Bank Of Ireland or AIB in the coming months? Or who do you think should definitely not be sent in?

I have a few that I’ll post later in the week, but in the meantime, e-mail or post a comment below with your thoughts. Like our Consumer Pre-Budget Submission, I’ll compile the listing of suggestions from everyone by the end of the week and I’ll e-mail them into the Minister on Friday.

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5 Responses to Who should be on Brian Lenihans nominee panel to become bank directors?

  1. Lisa October 21, 2008 at 08:20 #

    Dont include –

    Celia Larkin
    Glenda Gilson
    Roseanna Davison

  2. cathal_o_c October 21, 2008 at 11:46 #


    David McWilliams – put his money (or action) where his mouth is
    George Lee – lets see if he can act as well as he can talk

    Don’t want:

    Eddie Hobbs – needs the banks now to fund his brendan investments
    Anyone to do with the Financial Regulator – proven to be no good at their jobs already

  3. Tommy October 21, 2008 at 16:22 #

    Not everyone will agree with this but I nominate Bertie Ahern.

    he doesn’t trust banks. he knew the safe in St Luke’s, under his bed, and in his office drawer in govt buildings – were safer places for his bribes than our banks.

    he knows which banks lose documents and whose senior managers ‘cant recall’.

    And I also nominate his trusty former secretary Grainne Carruth – great experience with cash handling.

  4. Anonymous October 22, 2008 at 19:07 #

    I suggest someone from the Consumers Association of Ireland. They are long established and independent.

  5. fenda October 24, 2008 at 08:45 #

    How about Dr. Alan Ahearne from UCG? He seems to make a lot of sense whenever he’s on the radio recently.

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