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Emma Cunningham

From: Department of Finance

Emma is the Assistant Secretary in the Banking Division. She leads a team responsible for the development of policy and legislation at domestic and EU level on issues such as banking regulation, the provision of credit, and consumer protection. The team is also responsible for policy development in relation to the powers and functions of the Central Bank and the NTMA.

Emma has held a number of positions in the Department throughout her career to date, including working in the International and EU Division and in Budget and Economic Division. She has also worked as Budget Counsellor in the Permanent Representation of Ireland to the European Union and at the International Monetary Fund.

Emma holds a PhD (History), a M.Econ.SC (Policy Analysis) and a BA (History & Economics) and has completed postgraduate training with the Institute of Banking in the areas of compliance, financial services and risk management.