In January 2022 Alan was appointed as HSBC’s first Head of Sustainable Finance for Europe Commercial Banking. Prior to this Alan held the roles of CEO & Head of Banking HSBC Ireland based in Dublin having established HSBC’s commercial banking business in Ireland in 2006. During his career Alan has worked in a variety of international wholesale banking roles with Scotiabank and ING and has extensive experience of the North American, Nordic and European banking markets. A Business Studies graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Alan also holds an MBA from University College Dublin. He is a qualified Chartered Director with the Institute of Directors, London and a member of the Institute of Bankers. Alan has also completed Sustainable Financing training with the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.