Michael J. McGrath is the Assistant Secretary General with responsibility, for the development of domestic and EU/International policy and legislation in relation to Insurance and Pensions, Funds, Financial Markets and Anti-Money Laundering policy. He also has management responsibility for the Department’s internal Legal Unit.
Michael is currently a member of the Board of the Pensions Authority, and the Vice-Chair of the EU Financial Services Committee. For a 3-year period (2014-2017) he was seconded to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as Ireland’s Alternate Executive Director of the IMF Board. Prior to that, he was the A/Secretary General of the EU & International Division and between 2007 and 2012 he was the A/Secretary General with responsibility for the Economics & Budget Division. He also previously served on the National Economic and Social Council, National Statistics Board, and a range of senior EU economic and fiscal committees.