Declan Kenny is the Executive Chairman.
infectious enthusiasm, Celtic passion and unconventional leadership style make him a real character to do business with.
A natural storyteller and creative force, Declan
inspires leadership across the Group to deliver the independence of thought that is the hallmark of First Names Group
"Be prepared!"? is Declan'??s motto, which he
knows is fundamental to achieving long-term company growth.
In fact, being ready for change and dealing well with ambiguity are the characteristics he
admires most in the many talented individuals who have joined him on his
journey with the business.
If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.
A Certified Accountant, Chartered Secretary and Member of the Institute of Bankers
has spent his
entire career within the financial services sector.
Starting out as an Assistant Accountant with the business back in 1989, his
effort and dynamism propelled him through the ranks to an Executive Director of IFG Group plc
from 2004 and CEO of the International Division.
In 2012, Declan
laid the foundations for his
vision of the future when he
spearheaded the buyout of the IFG International Division business - and First Names Group
is also a firm believer that with change comes opportunity - and he
is always determined to make the most of it.
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punishing schedule, Declan
is very much a family man.
loves waking up every morning to face the promise of a new day, and travelling with his
wife and two children is a favourite pastime.
rarely visits the same place twice -?? a possible exception being the Big Sur, where the spectacular Santa Lucia Mountains rise abruptly from the Pacific Ocean.