Central Bank appoints Colm Kincaid as director of consumer protection

He will succeed Gráinne McEvoy in key role from October

Central Bank headquarters in Dublin: Colm Kincaid will bring ‘considerable leadership’ to role, it said. Photograph: Alan Betson

Central Bank headquarters in Dublin: Colm Kincaid will bring ‘considerable leadership’ to role, it said. Photograph: Alan Betson

 

The Central Bank has appointed Colm Kincaid as its new director of consumer protection with effect from October 1st.

Mr Kincaid, who has served as the bank’s director of securities and markets supervision since 2018, succeeds Gráinne McEvoy, who will leave the Central Bank in January 2022 to take up a role in the private sector.

Central Bank director-general Derville Rowland said Mr Kincaid brought “considerable leadership” as well as experience of consumer and investor protection to the key role.

“Colm also brings a broad range of financial knowledge and experience to the position and is a committed public servant,” Ms Rowland said, acknowledging the “immense contribution” made by Ms McEvoy.

Mr Kincaid was previously head of consumer protection in the bank’s policy and authorisations division and deputy head of its legal division. He practised as a solicitor in London and Dublin before joining the Central Bank in 2004.

The process to fill the role of director of securities and markets supervision will now begin with the aim of filling this position without delay, the Central Bank said.