Bank names new chairman


Cantrell and Cochrane group managing director, Mr Tony O'Brien, is to succeed Mr Gerry Murphy as chairman of Anglo Irish Bank, when he retires next year. Mr O'Brien has been a non-executive director of the bank since 1997. An accountant, he is also a not-executive director of CRH and the Enterprise Trust. Mr Murphy is due to retire after the bank's annual general meeting next January.