Mairead McGuinness

Commissioner for Financial Services, Financial Stability and Capital Markets Union, European Commission

Mairead McGuinness is European Commissioner for financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union. The Commissioner’s vision for the portfolio is focused on ensuring the financial sector’s strength and stability, so that it can deliver for people, society and the environment. Before joining the Commission in October 2020, Ms McGuinness was First VicePresident of the European Parliament. She served as an MEP from Ireland for 16 years. In the Parliament, she served on committees covering agriculture, environment, public health, and constitutional affairs. In 2006-2007, Ms McGuinness chaired the Parliament’s investigation into the collapse of the Equitable Life assurance company, identifying issues around weak financial regulation. Prior to becoming an MEP, she was an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and commentator.

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