Brendan McDonagh is Chief Operating Officer of HSBC Bank USA, N.A. In his role as COO, which he assumed in October of 2004, Mr. McDonagh serves as a member of the bank’s senior management committee and is responsible for HSBC’s retail and commercial banking business in the USA. He also has responsibility for the bank’s general operations and technology divisions and is chairman of HSBC Investments (USA) Inc. In August 2005, Mr. McDonagh was appointed a Group General Manager of HSBC Holdings PLC.
McDonagh is Treasurer and a member of the board of directors of the New York Bankers Association (NYBA) and a director of both the Consumer Bankers Association (CBA) and British American Business Inc. (BABI). He is also an associate of the Institute of Financial Services and a fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, UK-based organizations.
McDonagh is a first-generation Irish American whose father is from Dublin and mother is from Ballina, and received his Bachelor of Business Studies and Master of Arts degrees from Trinity College, University of Dublin. He is active in several USA / Ireland organizations including the New York Regional Board of the American Ireland Fund and the USA board of Cooperation Ireland. He currently resides in New York with his wife and two children.