Barry O'Leary

Chief Executive, Housing Finance Agency

Barry O’Leary is Chief Executive of the Housing Finance Agency plc. An accountant by profession, he has worked for HFA since 1988, holding a number of financial roles before being appointed Chief Executive in 2012. He was responsible for developing the assessment process for Approved Housing Bodies wishing to borrow from the HFA. This process allowed the European Investment Bank support a €300 million fund which the HFA extends to AHBs for new development and refurbishment projects. The fund is fully subscribed and with additional funding available, the HFA is very much open for business and keen to lend, both to existing approved borrowers and potential new entrants to the market.