Central Bank of Ireland Director of Financial Stability Appointment

21 October 2022 Press Release

Mark Cassidy

  • Dr Mark Cassidy appointed Director of Financial Stability

The Central Bank of Ireland has appointed Dr Mark Cassidy as Director of Financial Stability. He will take up his role on 1 November 2022 and is moving from the position of Director of Economics and Statistics, which he has held since January 2018. Mark has been acting Deputy Governor for Monetary and Financial Stability and a member of the Central Bank Commission since July 2022.

As Director of Financial Stability, Mark will be a member of the Central Bank’s senior leadership team which has overall responsibility for delivery of the Central Bank’s strategy and its transformation agenda. 

In this role, Mark will be responsible for the Central Bank's work to monitor threats to financial stability and develop the framework for employing macro-prudential tools, or other policy interventions, to mitigate those risks. Mark will also be responsible for enhancing the Central Bank’s financial crisis preparedness and management capabilities as well as preparing for, and managing, the orderly resolution of relevant financial institutions.

Announcing the appointment, Governor Gabriel Makhlouf said:

“I am very pleased to announce the appointment of Mark Cassidy as Director of Financial Stability. He brings a wealth of experience in macro-economics, financial stability and central banking to the role. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Mark for his leadership of the Economics and Statistics Directorate over the past five years.

We have an ambitious Strategy, which represents a renewal and repositioning for the Central Bank. Our Strategy aims to ensure that our direction and ambitions over the next five years are responsive and forward looking. I am delighted Mark has agreed to take on this important role and I look forward to working with him and the rest of the senior team on the delivery of our Strategy.”