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 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 Business, 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 a senior executive of Link Fund Manager Solutions Ireland, a large third party fund manager and part of Link Group, a global provider of technology-enabled administration solutions. Prior to joining Link Group, Brian was Chief Financial Officer of Londinium DAC, an Irish investment manager. 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. Brian was appointed to the Board of ECC Ireland in September 2016 and is also Chairman of the Finance, Audit and Risk Committee.
Claire Lanigan is Head of Division in the Central Bank of Ireland with responsibility for the Asset Management Supervision Division (AMSD). Prior to her role in AMSD, Claire was Deputy Head of Division for Banking Supervision with responsibility for the supervision of the five significant domestic banks operating in Ireland. Claire has more than 25 years’ experience working in the financial services sector. Her previous experience includes working for Allied Irish Bank Corporate Banking in North America, and as Head of Credit for Cantor Fitzgerald (formerly Dolmen Securities Ltd), Dublin. Claire was awarded an MBA from Smurfit Business School (UCD) in 2004 and a Bachelor of Business Studies from Dublin City University (DCU) in 1994. Claire was appointed to the Board of ECC Ireland in October 2017.
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 O’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 is also a Chairperson on CORU Education Review Panel. Muiris was appointed as a non-executive director of the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland by UK government in 2003. Previously 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. Muiris qualiﬁed as a solicitor in 1992. He holds both an MBA and an MSc (Economics) from Trinity College. 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 of the Regency and Georgian periods. Muiris is a Director of the Irish Council for Civil Liberties and a Trustee of the Institute for Conflict Research in Belfast Northern Ireland. He is 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.