Project Insight Series: Northern Trust

Venue: Virtual online session: contact or to register

Date & Time: Thursday, November 26th. 11.00 am – 12.00 pm GMT


Join us for a panel discussion that will highlight the opportunities and challenges experienced by the team during delivery of transformational change at Northern Trust.

We are looking forward to a updated format which will include insights into projects along with an emphasis on networking and knowledge share amongst the project community in the Mid-West.

Speaker Profiles:

Niamh Ryan – Senior Vice President & Head of Business Evolution, Northern Trust

Niamh is a Senior Vice President at the Northern Trust Company and is the Head of Business Evolution group, which supports the strategic objectives of the EMEA Fund Administration business, based in Limerick. In her role Niamh is responsible for the design, development and deployment of incremental innovations across the Fund Administration business, ensuring all changes initiatives are aligned to business strategy, optimise business processes and support new business growth. The volume and diversity of change initiatives and innovations led by the Business Evolution function has created a positive change momentum across the EMEA Fund Administration business, instilling a normalised change culture. 

Prior to her current role, Niamh was Divisional Manager within Ireland Fund Accounting. She was responsible for leading a number of operational teams, servicing 50+ clients including several franchise relationships.

In addition to her 15+ years’ financial services experience, Niamh holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics and History from the University College Cork, Ireland. Niamh is currently undertaking an Executive MBA at the University of Limerick and hopes to graduate in 2020. She is currently developing a thesis project to research how Financial Services organisations have responded to COVID-19 through innovation.

Geraldine Quaney – Vice President & Product Owner – EMEA FA Reconciliations, Northern Trust

Geraldine is a Vice President at the Northern Trust Company and is an experienced Project Manager within the Business Evolution Team, which supports the innovation and transformation in the Fund Administration business.  In her current role. Geraldine is the EMEA FA Reconciliations Product Owner responsible for development of the Global FA Recon Operating Model.  In addition to her 16+ years’ financial services experience, Geraldine holds a Bachelor of Business (Honours) degree,  Geraldine is PMI-ACP®, PRINCE2® and Scrum Master certified with extensive knowledge working in Agile and Waterfall environments. Geraldine leverages her operational experience in financial services alongside her focus on project control and delivery when implementing change within Northern Trust