The FSPO Council

The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Council was established 1 January 2018 by the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman Act 2017. The functions of the Council include:

  • recommending guidelines on how we are to run our service
  • determining levies and charges
  • monitoring our efficiency and effectiveness.

The Council has no role in dealing with complaints.


The Members of the Council (January 2017) are:

Maeve Dineen (Chairman) Corporate Communications Consultant and formerly Business Editor of Irish Independent
Valerie Bowens Director of Regulatory and Compliance, Dillion Eustace Solicitors
Don Gallagher CEO, Health Insurance Authority
Dermott Jewell Policy and Council Advisor, Consumers' Association of Ireland
Ken Murnaghan Member of the Management Board of Finance Ireland Limited
Deborah Reidy Director of Investment Consulting, Aon Hewitt
Elizabeth Walsh Solicitor, Elizabeth Walsh Solicitors