Management Team


  • Barry O'Leary

    Mr. Barry O'Leary (Chief Executive Officer)

    An accountant by profession, Barry was appointed as Chief Executive Office in September 2012. He has worked with the Housing Finance Agency since 1988, holding the roles of Financial Controller/Company Secretary and Head of Treasury. Barry also has experience of insolvencies and previously worked with the Comptroller and Auditor General.


  • Seán Cremen

    Mr. Seán Cremen (Head of Treasury)

    Sean has over thirty years' experience working in Treasury and Capital Markets. Sean previously served as Executive Director on the Board of AIB Mortgage Bank and joined the HFA as Head of Treasury in 2014.


  • Tom Conroy

    Mr. Tom Conroy (Head of Finance & Company Secretary)

    An accountant by profession, Tom has worked for the HFA since 1999 in a number of key financial roles, before being appointed in his present capacity in 2008. As such, he has extensive experience in all elements of the HFA’s business. Tom previously worked as an accountant with the Jurys Hotel Group plc.


  • Damian Flynn

    Mr. Damian Flynn (Financial Accountant)

    Damian joined the HFA in 2000 and currently holds the role of Financial Accountant, managing the HFA Corporate Services team. He holds an MA-Financial Management and a Higher Diploma - Public Management. Damian previously worked in the private sector for Irish Cement Ltd, (part of the CRH Group), where he qualified as an accountant.


  • Maria O'Reilly

    Ms. Maria O’Reilly (Lending Team Lead)

    Maria currently manages the HFA Lending Services team. She graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology in 2006 with a Bachelor of Business Studies (Hons). Maria has worked with the HFA since graduating, holding the roles of Accounts Assistant, Lending Executive AHBs and Senior Lending Officer and in that time has accrued experience lending into the AHB sector.


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