Lochlann was educated at Blackrock College and University College Dublin (UCD) where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce. Lochlann qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1966. He joined Arthur Andersen & Co. in London and, in 1969, he returned to Dublin to head up their audit practice in Ireland until 1980. Whilst at Arthur Andersen he became auditor and financial advisor to a small Irish start-up Glen Electric (now Glen Dimplex).
He was Chairman of Allied Irish Bank (AIB) from 1997 to 2003 and was Chairman of ESB (Ireland's national electricity company) from 2008 to 2015. He is a former Director of the Irish Museum of Modern Art (1990 – 2000) and a former Chairman of the National Gallery of Ireland (2002 – 2010). He has been a Director of the Graduate Business School of UCD since 1992 and was the major donor to the UCD undergraduate Business School called the “Lochlann Quinn School".
In 1979, Lochlann Quinn joined Glen Dimplex as Deputy Chairman and Finance Director. He retired from Glen Dimplex in 2007. Lochlann's private business interests include: a hotel in Dublin, commercial properties in several European cities and a vineyard in Bordeaux.
Working at Glen Dimplex
We are an international group, connecting more than 8,000 people, working together across 4 key sectors in 20 countries.
To be a leader in the transition to a sustainable world, empowering the lives of our customers with products that are built to last.
With a wealth of experience and industry knowledge, our executive team, executive board and supervisory board work together to deliver on our strategy and purpose for our people and our customers.
Staying true to these guiding principles has allowed us to foster an inclusive and innovative culture, whilst ensuring the Glen Dimplex brand remains a name our millions of customers know and trust.