Statement - Central Bank’s new Director of Economics and Statistics announced

20 December 2017 Press Release

Central Bank of IrelandMark Cassidy has today been announced as the Central Bank’s Director of Economics and Statistics. Mark will take up the role from 1 January 2018.

Mark joined the Central Bank in 2000 and has worked in a range of roles, including Head of Monetary Policy and International Relations and most recently Head of Financial Stability.

Governor Lane said “I am delighted to announce Mark as the Central Bank’s new Director of Economics and Statistics. Mark has nearly twenty years’ experience in central banking and academia, and will bring his extensive expertise in monetary policy, Irish and international economic policy issues and indeed financial stability to the role. I look forward to working with Mark in this new leadership position”.

The Director of Economics and Statistics is responsible for the Monetary Policy Division, the Irish Economic Analysis Division and the Statistics Division. The Director is a member of the Senior Leadership Team of the Central Bank and leads a large team of approximately ninety economists and statisticians.

He holds a B.A. and Ph.D in Economics from Trinity College Dublin. He has represented the Bank on a range of Eurosystem and international committees including the ECB’s Financial Stability Committee, the Monetary Policy Committee, the International Relations Committee, Banking Supervision Committee and Working Group on Forecasting. He is also the Chair of the Central Bank’s Brexit Taskforce.