We have a great team of dynamic finance professionals who work hard to provide our customers with the expertise and insight to grow their businesses with confidence. We can offer you a range of financial solutions for development, which can be tailored to your specific needs. Our board are vastly experienced and add hugely to the strength of this company. Let me introduce you to the team and the board members that will work together with you, to grow your business.

 

John Prosser Signature

JOHN H. PROSSER B COMM FCA

Managing Director

As Managing Director and key board member of this financially creative and successful company, John is responsible for all strategic planning, general management and new business development. Under John’s leadership, the business has achieved stable growth through both geographical and business line diversification. He has provided the vision that allows Abbey International Finance participate in a wide range of sustainable activities with a diverse group of counterparties. He has over 30 years of wide and varied experience in financial services and additionally holds non-executive directorships of several insurance and reinsurance companies in Ireland. John has been part of Abbey International Finance from its beginnings in 1990 and has been the strategic nucleus responsible for its growth to the strong and successful company we have today. His dynamic approach to business has earned him great respect within the financial services industry.


John is an avid sports enthusiast. He has a passion for rugby and GAA and is an active member of Powerscourt Golf Club.

Gerry holds the senior position of Chief Financial Officer and has been a board member since 2013. He was first involved with the group at its formation in 1990, serving as a board member until 2001 when he departed to set up his own financial consultancy business. Returning to the group in 2008, Gerry has responsibility for portfolio management, financial controls and compliance plus all general corporate matters. He has over 35 years’ experience across all areas of international financial services and during his career, has held positions with some of Ireland’s leading companies. Gerry is a highly regarded financial professional whose dedication and integrity has helped to grow Abbey International into the strong company we see today. Outside of work, Gerry is a gadget enthusiast and is always on the lookout for the latest technology – he is rarely disappointed! He has a keen interest in boating on the River Shannon and the inland waterways of Ireland. Family occasions are very important to Gerry – golf, if time permits, comes after everything else!

GERRY CLIFFORD

B.Sc (Mgmt), M.A., FCCA, QFA
Chief Financial Officer/ Director

DERMOT LANIGAN

Chief Operating Officer 

Dermot joined the Company in September 2016 as Chief Operating Officer.  He brings a wealth of experience to our team, gained through twenty years working in senior management roles within the leasing and finance sectors.   Prior to joining Abbey, he spent a decade working for Deutsche Leasing Ireland, the last eight years of which were as a member of the Board of Directors.  He is a dedicated professional with a passion for structuring and completing financial transactions. Dermot has been an active director of the Irish Finance Houses Association for the past 7 years. Outside of work Dermot is also a member of the Board of Management at his daughter’s school.  Dermot likes to spend time with his young family, travel and watch sports, when time permits!

Niall joined Abbey International Finance in 2009 and now holds the strategic position of Investment Director, where this creative and dynamic finance professional, has responsibility, inter alia for the management of the self-managed investments within the group. He is actively involved in all aspects of new business, identifying and reviewing new investment opportunities. Niall has recently taken on responsibility for taxation and internal audit. He has also created an internal financial model which is an important tool for the group’s corporate governance. In his previous career Niall has held a number of key financial roles in insurance, mortgages and banking and was involved in a number of start-up businesses. Niall’s insights have been key to the development of the business over the past 7 years and he is a valued team member.

NIALL MCKEON

FCA
Investment Director 

PAURIC HARTE

CCT, BABS
Group Treasurer 

Pauric joined Abbey International Finance in 2005 and has been Treasurer of the group since 2007. He is a member of IACT and is also a member of the investment committee for our insurance division.  Pauric is a director of the plant hire company, also within the group. His responsibilities extend through all processes and procedures in relation to treasury and banking. Pauric’s thirteen years’ experience in financial services has given him a distinctive advantage in managing the day-to-day cash flows of this dynamic company. Pauric is a keen supporter of GAA and Rugby.

Tom joined Abbey International Finance in 2013 and his primary responsibilities are for group operations and compliance. He has previously held senior management positions within marketing, IT and operations functions, which has given him extensive experience in systems design, implementation and change management, process re-engineering and general operational development. Tom is a marketing graduate from the MII and holds a B.Sc. (Hons) Information Systems from Trinity College Dublin. His career has spanned 24 years within financial services organisations. Tom is actively involved in Killester basketball club and has represented his country at International level. He has a passion for encouraging and supporting children’s participate in sports.

TOM RICHARDSON

B.Sc. (Hons)
Operations Director 
MII GRAD, QFA, GI APA