Our Senior Team 

Philip R. Lane, Governor of the Central Bank

Philip R. Lane is the 11th Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland, taking office on 26 November 2015.  Prior to his appointment, he was on the academic staff at Trinity College Dublin and he remains affiliated with the university as Whately Professor of Political Economy (on leave).  Philip has chaired the Advisory Scientific Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board and was Director of the International Macroeconomics and Finance Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).  He has also acted as an academic consultant for the European Central Bank, European Commission, International Monetary Fund, World Bank, OECD, Asian Development Bank and a number of national central banks. In September 2016 he was appointed as chair of the ESRB High-Level Task Force on Safe Assets.

A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, he received his PhD in Economics from Harvard University in 1995 and was Assistant Professor of Economics and International Affairs at Columbia University (1995-1997) before returning to Dublin. His research interests include financial globalisation, macroeconomics of exchange rates and capital flows, macroeconomic policy design and European monetary integration.

The appointment of the Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland is made by the President for a seven year term.

Sharon Donnery, Deputy Governor (Central Banking)

Sharon Donnery

Sharon Donnery was appointed Deputy Governor (Central Banking) on the 1 March 2016.  She is an ex officio member of the Central Bank Commission and the Governor's Alternate on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB).  Sharon previously served as the Bank’s Alternate Member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM).  She is the Chair of the ECB’s High Level Group on Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) and was also appointed Chair of the ECB Budget Committee (BuCom) in December 2016.

Sharon joined the Bank in 1996 as an Economist in the Monetary Policy Division and has held a range of senior positions as head of division.  From February 2013 to August 2014, she held the statutory position of Registrar of Credit Unions and from April 2014 to May 2016 was Director of Credit Institutions.  She was also vice-chair of the EBA's Standing Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation.

Sharon holds a BA in Economics and Politics and an MA in Economics from University College Dublin.

Cyril Roux, Deputy Governor (Financial Regulation) 

Cyril Roux was appointed to the position of Deputy Governor (Financial Regulation) on 1 October 2013.  Prior to taking up this role, he served as First Deputy Secretary General of the French resolution and supervisory authority (ACPR) since the Authority was created in March 2010.  He also served as a board member of the ANC, the French accounting standard setting authority.  Before joining the ACPR, Cyril was the Deputy Secretary General of the French insurance supervisory authority (ACAM), and spent 10 years at AXA in a variety of posts.  

He is the Chair of the Investment Management Standing Committee of the European Securities and Markets Authority. 

Cyril holds a PhD in Economics from Harvard University. He is a graduate of Ecole Polytechnique (France) and a member of the French Institute of Actuaries. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Literature, summa cum laude, from the University of Paris - Sorbonne.

Gerry Quinn, Chief Operations Officer

Gerry Quinn

Gerry Quinn was appointed Chief Operations Officer in March 2011.  In this role he has responsibility for HR, IT, Corporate Services (Procurement, Facilities etc.) Regulatory Transactions and for Currency Issue and Currency Production. He joined the Central Bank of Ireland as Chief Information Officer in May 2010.  Gerry joined the Central Bank from the telecommunications sector where he spent the previous seven years as Chief Information Officer/IT Director of one of Ireland’s largest companies.  Gerry has over 25 years management experience gained in the public and private sectors. He has previously held a number of non-executive director positions and has an MSc Management (Organisational Behaviour) from Trinity College. 

John Coyle, Director of Resolution and Corporate Affairs

John Coyle was appointed as Director of Resolution and Corporate Affairs in September 2014.

A career banker, John joined the Central Bank from Standard Bank Isle of Man Limited, where he served as Chief Executive Officer from 2005. John is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and a Chartered Director. He holds an MBA from Bangor University and a Masters of Science degree from the University of Strathclyde.

Sylvia Cronin, Director of Insurance Supervision

Sylvia Cronin

Sylvia Cronin was appointed as Director of Insurance Supervision in October 2014 and is a Member of the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (“EIOPA”) Board of Supervisors. Before joining the Central Bank, she spent the majority of her career working in the insurance industry, most recently as Chief Executive of Augura Life Ireland Ltd. Previously, Sylvia was the Chief Executive of MGM International Assurance Ltd. and spent several years with the AXA Group where she was head of Business Development, Services and Marketing in Ireland. She started her insurance career with the Fortis Group where her focus was on IT Management.

Sylvia holds a Masters in Business Administration from DIT and in 2010 was admitted as a Chartered Director to the Institute of Directors in London.

Gerry Cross, Director of Policy and Risk

Gerry Cross was appointed as Director of Policy and Risk in May 2015 and is responsible for the Prudential Policy, Risk Governance and Accounting Policy, and Markets Policy divisions. Prior to joining the Central Bank, he was Managing Director for Advocacy at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). He previously worked at the Institute of International Finance in Washington where he was Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs.

Gerry spent eight years in policy functions at the UK Financial Services Authority. He has also been Director of Group Credit Policy at Fortis Group. A barrister by training, Gerry completed his law degree at UCD and his Master of Laws at Cambridge University before attending Kings Inns, Dublin.

Gabriel Fagan, Chief Economist

Gabriel Fagan was appointed Chief Economist in October 2014. He previously worked in the European Central Bank, where he held a number of key roles, most recently as Senior Advisor in the Directorate-General Research since 2011. He also previously headed up the Monetary Policy Research and Econometric Modelling Divisions. Prior to joining the ECB, he was Head of the Monetary Strategy Section at the European Monetary Institute and an economist at the Committee of Governors in Basel. Between 1985 and 1992, he was an economist at the Central Bank of Ireland, responsible for monitoring and forecasting the Irish economy. He has also been an economics lecturer in Frankfurt University and Trinity College Dublin.

Gabriel holds a PhD in economics from Trinity College Dublin and an MA in economics from University College Dublin.

Kevin Garland, Chief Information Officer

Kevin Garland was appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer in October 2014, bringing 30 plus years of Financial Services IT experience to the position. Kevin started his career with Irish Life, subsequent to holding a number of management positions he moved to the UK with Irish Life, where he was a member of the executive management team with responsibility for IT across Irish Life UK, City of Westminster Insurance, and the establishment of Irish Life International.

After returning to Ireland Kevin joined Norwich Union as IT Director and subsequent to the merger with the Hibernian Group became an Executive Director serving on the boards of Hibernian General Insurance and Hibernian Life and Pensions. After the formation of the Aviva Group in Ireland, Kevin was appointed Chief Information Officer, a position he retained until he left the company at the end of 2012. Subsequently Kevin operated as an independent consultant in the financial services industry.

Michael Hodson, Director of Asset Management Supervision


Michael Hodson is responsible for the supervision and regulation of investment firms and fund service providers in Ireland.  This broad range of firms includes stockbrokers, asset managers, depositaries, fund administration firms and market infrastructure.  He also represents the Central Bank at European Supervisory Convergence forums, such as at the European Securities and Markets Authority.

Michael joined the Central Bank in October 2011 and has held a number of senior roles in the organisation.  Prior to this, he worked in Finance Director / Chief Operating Officer roles in the Irish stockbroking industry.  

Liz Joyce, Director of Human Resources

Liz Joyce was appointed as Director of Human Resources in May 2011. She joined the Central Bank from Pioneer Investments where she held a number of human resources roles.  She was previously the Human Resources Director at Greenstar and at Diageo, where she held roles including Human Resources Director of United Beverages and Human Resources Business Partner for Global Functions.  Prior to this, she worked in human resources with Concern Worldwide for 10 years, ultimately as Human Resources Director. 

Liz holds a BA degree in psychology from University College Galway and an MBS in Human Resources Strategies from Dublin City University.  She has completed diplomas in business, finance and coaching and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.   

Gráinne McEvoy, Acting Director of Securities and Markets Supervision


Gráinne McEvoy is responsible for the supervision and regulation of Ireland’s primary and secondary securities markets.  This wide ranging portfolio includes primary and secondary market monitoring and surveillance, oversight of related supervisory data analytics and supervision of over 6,000 investment funds.  Gráinne was recently appointed as Acting Director of Securities and Markets Supervision at the Central Bank and prior to this held a number of senior roles in the organisation.

Gráinne has represented the Central Bank on a range of European and International policy and supervisory convergence forums.  This includes engagements at the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) and the International Organisation of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).    

Maurice McGuire, Director of Financial Operations

Maurice McGuire was appointed Director of Financial Operations in October 2011 and is responsible for the Financial Markets and Payments and Securities Settlement divisions.  Maurice previously served as Director of Economic Services and Financial Stability from November 2009 until May 2012.   He joined the Central Bank in 1989 as an economist focusing mainly on forecasting and modelling the Irish economy, subsequently transferring to the monetary policy and international relations area. 

Previously Maurice held a position in the Central Statistics Office where his responsibilities included running the Labour Force Survey and the Quarterly National Household Survey, the main measure of employment and unemployment in the State.  Before this, he studied economics, history and mathematics at University College Dublin.   

Paul Molumby, Director of Currency and Corporate Services

Paul Molumby was appointed Director of Currency and Corporate Services in August 2012 and is responsible for the Currency Production, Currency Issue, and Corporate Services divisions. He previously served as Head of Payment and Securities Settlements Division from July 2010 to July 2012.

Prior to joining the Central Bank, Paul was a senior manager with Ulster Bank Group where he held roles in information technology, payments, change management and mortgage operations. Before this, he was Head of Information Technology at the NTMA, having joined from ICC Bank where he was Systems Development Manager. Paul commenced his career with Aer Lingus and he holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Dublin.

Derville Rowland, Director of Enforcement

Derville Rowland was appointed Director of Enforcement in April 2013 and is responsible for the activities of the Enforcement Directorate which includes investigations and enforcement of issues relating to prudential, conduct of business, consumer protection, securities regulations, fitness and probity, enforcement policy, refusal and revocations of authorisations and specialist Anti-Money Laundering/Counter-Terrorist Financing supervisory inspections.  Derville joined the Central Bank in 2004 to set up the Administrative Sanctions Procedure and was appointed Head of Enforcement 1 in 2010. Prior to this, Derville worked for ACCA as Regulatory Counsel, where she led Disciplinary and Admissions and Licensing cases, and gained extensive experience whilst practising as a barrister in London and the South Eastern Circuit. Derville completed a Bachelor of Law Degree and barrister's training (Inns of Court School of Law) in London. Subsequently she obtained a Barrister-at-Law degree from Kings Inns in Dublin and a Diploma in Applied Finance Law.

Bernard Sheridan, Director of Consumer Protection 

Bernard Sheridan was appointed Director of Consumer Protection in May 2010 and is responsible for the Consumer Directorate covering Banking, Insurance, Investment and Policy, and Retail Intermediaries and Payment Institutions. The directorate is responsible for developing the Consumer Protection Framework and for monitoring compliance with conduct of business requirements by retail firms and the development of consumer protection codes. It is also responsible for the supervision and authorisation of retail intermediaries and payment institutions.  

Bernard joined the Central Bank in 1985 and has held a range of senior positions including head of domestic credit institutions, consumer protection codes and consumer information.  He previously held the role of Chief Operations Officer of the Investor Compensation Company Limited (ICCL).  Bernard holds a BComm from University College Dublin and an MSc in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University. 

Ed Sibley, Director of Credit Institutions

Ed Sibley was appointed Director of Credit Institutions Supervision in April 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the Central Bank's supervisory work for all banks and credit unions operating in Ireland and is the Central Bank's Alternate Member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM).

Prior to this appointment, Ed was Head of Banking Supervision: Supervision Division, having joined the Central Bank in October 2012. Ed has more than twenty years' experience working in the financial services sector. His previous experience includes working for the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) leading the supervision of the European banks operating in the UK; and a variety of risk management roles in Bank of Ireland and PwC.  

Ed has an MBA from Smurfit Business School, and a first class honours BA Economics degree.

Anne-Marie McKiernan, Registrar of Credit Unions

Anne Marie McKiernan was appointed to the statutory position of Registrar of Credit Unions in the Central Bank in September 2014, with responsibility for the regulation and supervision of the credit union sector in Ireland.  Anne Marie joined the Central Bank in 1994 as an Economist and has held a number of senior positions in the Bank, including Head of Risk, where she was responsible for risk management of the Bank’s investment portfolios, collateralised lending, balance sheet management and non-financial risk. Anne Marie has represented the Bank on committees of the European Central Bank, European Banking Authority and European Commission.

Anne Marie holds a BA in Mathematics and Economics and an MA in Financial Economics from University College Dublin.