The inaugural Signium Interview was held on the 9th March with Patrick Kennedy, Deputy Governor of Bank of Ireland and Chairman of CarTrawler, the online travel business. As well as Alastair Paton, Signium EMEA Regional Director – there were over 70 different organisations represented with senior executives stretching across 20 different industry sectors.

From 2006 to 2014, Patrick was Chief Executive of Paddy Power plc. It was one of the most successful CEO tenures in Irish corporate history, where notable highlights included:

400% growth in group turnover and profitability.
Shareholder returns of 500%+.
Transformation of the business from predominantly Irish & retail channel focused to c.80% online and international.
Employee growth from 1500 to 5000.

Before joining Paddy Power, Patrick was Chief Financial Officer of Greencore Group plc. Prior to this he worked as a strategy consultant with McKinsey in London, Dublin & Amsterdam and commenced his career in Corporate Finance at KPMG Dublin.

Patrick was a first-rate leadership interviewee; informative and entertaining and the feedback we received has been outstanding:

“Congratulations on a great inaugural Signium breakfast. The venue & format were excellent and your speaker Patrick exceptional, probably the most impressive (after Warren Buffet) I’ve heard”
“humble, genuine, genius”
“type of bloke you would love to have a pint with”
“Patrick Kennedy presents well and Paul’s questions spurred him to some great responses.  Great location, top rank attendance excellently organised.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed listening to Patrick, he is clearly a clever guy who works within a strong set of core values…..Super stuff and well worth attending.”

Please click on the link below for a selection of photos taken at the event:

The Signium Interview with Patrick Kennedy