Board of Directors
Dermott Jewell (B.Sc. (Mgmt.) Law (TCD)) is Policy and Council Advisor at the Consumers’ Association of Ireland.
His current representations include:
Chairperson/Director of the European Consumer Centre (ECC) Ireland; Member of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA); Member of the Financial Services Ombudsman Council; Director of the Investor Compensation Company Limited (ICCL) at the Central Bank of Ireland. He is Ireland’s representative on the European Consumer Consultative Group (ECCG) of the European Commission and a Member of the Banking Stakeholder Group of the European Banking Authority. Dermott is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (Irish Branch) (CIArb) with accreditations in Employment Investigation and Mediation. He is a Member of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (MII).
Paul Brennan is an official of the Department of Jobs, Enterprise, and Innovation and serves as the Departmental representative to the Board of the European Consumer Centre Ireland. Paul joined the Board of the organisation in 2013.
Brian Farrell is Chief Financial Officer of Londinium DAC, an Irish investment manager providing regulated wealth management solutions to high net worth individuals, family offices and institutional clients. During the previous 10 years, Brian was a Vice President in the compliance and regulatory consulting practice, and also managed the financial reporting business, of Duff & Phelps, a global advisory firm. Brian has also worked in finance roles with Goldman Sachs in Melbourne and a number of other investment firms in Australia and Ireland. Brian is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry. Brian was appointed to the Board in September 2016 and is also Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk
Graham Long has worked in the Citizens Information Board since 2007 and has been involved in developing the organisation’s information content and websites, particularly citizensinformation.ie. He is currently responsible for social policy, research, information resources, ICT and eLearning.Committee.
Dr Muiris Ó Ceidigh is Chief Executive of the National Milk Agency. Muiris holds a Doctorate in Governance from Queens University Belfast. He is a member of Property Services Regulatory Authority and has extensive experience in consumer related issues. He is a member of the Medical Scientists Registration Board representing the public interest. He was appointed as a non-executive director of the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland by UK government in 2003. Prior to his appointment as CEO of the National Milk Agency, he practiced as a commercial lawyer with A & L Goodbody solicitors – one of Ireland’s leading law firms. His primary degree was a BA in law and sociology from NUIG and this was followed by an LLB. He qualified as a solicitor in 1992. He holds an MBA from Trinity College and has also achieved an MSc (Economics) from Trinity. In addition, he has graduated with an MA in Public Management from the Institute of Public Administration. Muiris has an interest in the restoration of buildings particularly of the Regency and Georgian periods. He is a published poet and was recipient of the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Prize in 2003. Muiris is an associate faculty member of the National College of Ireland and a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development.
John Shine is the Director of Regulation and Advocacy in the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, since 2014, with a brief that straddles both consumer protection and competition issues. Prior to that, John worked in the National Consumer Agency where he had responsibility for enforcement of consumer legislation. Earlier in his career, John held a variety of roles in the then Department of Enterprise and Employment and the Department of Finance. John is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has a post graduate Diploma in Regulatory Governance from University College Dublin.