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Dermott Jewell (B.Sc. Mgmt, Law) is the Policy and Council Advisor at the Consumers’ Association of Ireland. His current representations include: Chairperson/Director of the European Consumer Centre Ireland, member of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority, member of the Financial Services Ombudsman Council, Director of the Investor Compensation Company Limited at the Central Bank of Ireland, a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration with accreditations in employment investigation and mediation, and of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland. He is Ireland’s representative on the European Consumer Consultative Group of the European Commission and a member of the Banking Stakeholder Group of the European Banking Authority.
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 since 2013.
Brian Farrell is a senior executive of Link Fund Manager Solutions Ireland, a global provider of technology-enabled administration solutions. 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. Previously Brian worked in a finance role 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 was appointed to the Board of European Consumer Centre Ireland in September 2016 as chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
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.
Dr Muiris Ó Ceidigh holds a BA in law and sociology and an LLB from National University Galway, an MSc in Economics and an MBA from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Public Management from the Institute of Public Administration, and Phd in Governance from Queens University Belfast. He associate faculty member of the National College of Ireland and a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Training and Development. He is Chief Executive of the National Milk Agency, 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 in 2003. He has also practiced as a commercial lawyer with A&L Goodbody solicitors since 1992. 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.
John Shine is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and has a post-graduate Diploma in Regulatory Governance from University College Dublin. He 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. He has 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.