Lucy Ryan, head of Food & Drink

Lucy Ryan biography

Lucy joined Bank of Ireland in Jan 2023 as Head of the Food & Beverage Sector, to support the Bank’s lending in this important, indigenous industry.

She brings an in-depth understanding of the Food & Drink sector to the role having worked for 25 years in food and drink operators in Ireland, Italy and UK across a number of companies and product categories.

She has held various senior commercial positions, many of them customer-facing, in consumer goods companies including Diageo, C&C Group (Bulmers Ltd), Mark Anthony Brands International, Valeo Foods and BFree Foods.

One of her areas of expertise is profitable business growth for food and drink producers in the Irish market and abroad.

Lucy holds a French and Italian languages degree from UCC and a Post Graduate qualification from UCD Smurfit Business school.