Donal is a Fellow of the Institute Of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and holds a Certificate in Director Duties and Responsibilities from Chartered Accountants Ireland. He also holds a Certified Bank Director designation and an Accredited Funds Professional designation from the Institute of Bankers in Ireland. Donal qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen in Dublin where he went on to become a practice manager specialising in Financial Services. Donal has held a number of Chief Financial Officer positions in Ireland with Orix, the Japanese financial services company, Airbus Industries, the aircraft manufacturer, and GMAC Commercial Mortgage Bank, the commercial property financing arm of General Motors. Donal currently sits on the Board of Permanent tsb plc and Dell Bank International DAC, both of which are regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland, where he also chairs the audit committees.