Press Release 23 November 2012

Sharon Donnery has been appointed Registrar of Credit Unions in the Central Bank of Ireland. Ms Donnery is currently a Head of Division within the Bank’s Consumer Protection Directorate. She will be responsible for regulation and supervision of the credit union sector in Ireland and succeeds the current registrar Mr. James O’Brien who is leaving the Bank to take up a role abroad.

Ms Donnery will take up her new position on 1 February 2013.

Announcing the appointment today, Director of Credit Institutions and Insurance Supervision at the Central Bank, Fiona Muldoon said: ‘I am delighted to announce the appointment of Sharon Donnery as Registrar of Credit Unions. Sharon brings a range of regulatory knowledge and experience to the position along with a strong consumer protection background.’

Ms Donnery joined the Central Bank in 1996 as an economist. She has held a number of management positions in the Bank and has been in her current role for almost three years where she has gained significant experience in dealing with regulatory issues and mortgage arrears.

Ms Donnery has chaired the European Banking Authority’s Sub-Group on Consumer Protection since its establishment in early 2011. She is also the vice-chair of the EBA’s Standing Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation.