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Sharon Donnery

Deputy Governor, Central Bank of Ireland and Chair of the SSM NPL Task Force

Sharon Donnery was appointed Deputy Governor - Central Banking on the 1 March 2016. She is an ex officio member of the Central Bank Commission and the Governor's Alternate on the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB). Sharon previously served as the Bank’s Alternate Member of the Supervisory Board of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM). She is the Chair of the ECB’s High Level Group on Non-Performing Loans (NPLs) and was also appointed Chair of the ECB Budget Committee (BuCom) in December 2016.

Sharon joined the Bank in 1996 as an Economist in the Monetary Policy Division and has held a range of senior positions as head of division. From February 2013 to August 2014, she held the statutory position of Registrar of Credit Unions and from April 2014 to May 2016 was Director of Credit Institutions. She was also vice-chair of the EBA's Standing Committee on Consumer Protection and Financial Innovation.

Sharon holds a BA in Economics and Politics and an MA in Economics from University College Dublin.