9th July, 2008
Northern Bank has announced the appointment of Angela McGowan to the newly created position of Chief Economist.
Angela joins the bank from the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland (ERINI) where she was Senior Economist. She has 13 years’ experience in the economics field, having previously worked in the Department of Economics at Queen’s University and the former Northern Ireland Economic Council.
Her role will be to provide analysis and commentary on Northern Irish, UK and global economic trends, in particular those elements of economic performance which impact the Bank's personal and business portfolios.
Gerry Mallon, CEO designate, Northern Bank said: “Angela is an experienced Economist with a refreshing approach to local economic issues. She will be a huge asset to us for both staff and customers and we’re delighted to have her on the team. The creation of this post comes at an exciting time for the bank, alongside a number of other new positions and new faces as we continue our investment in building an organisation which can meet the diverse needs of our growing customer base.”
Angela has worked on a number of significant research projects for ERINI. In particular she has worked on projects such as ‘The Cost of Doing Business in NI’, ‘Public Expenditure on Children’, ‘Industrial De-rating’ and ‘The Welfare Trap’.
Angela’s research has predominantly focused on the local economy and has allowed her to touch on a variety of research areas including competitiveness, energy, rating reform, the labour market and education.
Angela, from Holywood Co. Down, has a BSc in Economics from Queen’s University and an MBA from the University of Ulster. Married with two young children, Angela is a keen artist in her spare time and enjoys travelling.