David Harney

President and COO, Europe at Great-West Lifeco

David Harney was appointed President and Chief Operating Officer, Europe for Great-West Lifeco in February 2020. Prior to that, David was Executive Vice-President and Chief Executive Officer of Irish Life Group since 2016. In this role he led the Group’s businesses in Ireland which includes Irish Life Financial Services, Irish Life Assurance, Irish Life Health, the investment companies, Irish Life Investment Managers and Setanta Asset Managers, and several leading financial advisory businesses. He has worked in the company for over 30 years and has held a number of senior roles over that time including Director of Finance, Director of Marketing, Director of Sales and Managing Director of Irish Life Corporate Business. David holds an MSc. in Financial Mathematics from DCU and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.


  • President and COO, Europe

    Current role

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