Ireland's EBS Building Society said on Tuesday its finance director had left the group to pursue other opportunities following its merger with the much larger Allied Irish Banks (AIB) .

Emer Finnan was appointed an executive director of EBS in July 2007 and became finance director in February 2010.

EBS became a division of state-controlled AIB earlier this year as part of government plans to shrink the sector in the aftermath of a devastating property crash.

(Reporting by Carmel Crimmins; Editing by Greg Mahlich)