Right People, Right Place, Right Now


Virtual Event November 4th 2020.

This was a fascinating event exploring the opportunities for companies and individuals in financial services in the regions here in Ireland.

Dr. Nicola Stokes, from the IDA, delivered an outstanding key note presentation showing just how successful the agency has been in attracting some of the world’s leading financial players to set up in the regions. She outlined both the business case and the clear benefits for individuals in locating outside the Capital.

This was followed by a lively panel discussion chaired by John Moran (CEO and founder at RHH International) with Catherine Duffy (Northern Trust) and John Leonard (DMS Governance), which looked at the human story behind the impressive statistics. Decisions to re-locate are made at both the board table and the kitchen table!


The lifestyle benefits for individuals and families were highlighted as well as the whole ecosystem including academic access, improved connectivity, support services etc. Improved productivity, higher staff retention, lower costs were just some of the business “wins” for companies.

There is continued huge potential for financial services in Ireland’s regions and this was reflected in the wide range of interest this event garnered from UK, Europe, Africa, India – and of course Ireland!

CISI members can log in to view the recording of the webcast here.