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McCreevy joins market trading company

Former EU commissioner Charlie McCreevy has joined WorldSpreads group

CHARLIE McCREEVY, the former European commissioner for internal market and services, has joined the board of financial market trading company WorldSpreads Group.

While a commissioner, McCreevy encouraged opening up the audit market and announced a public consultation on the matter. He was previously Ireland’s minister for finance from 1997, where he simplified the tax system and steered Ireland’s entry to the Euro, following a spell as minister for social welfare, tourism and trade. He currently sits on the board of Ryanair.

He will join WorldSpreads as a non-executive director with immediate effect.

Conor Foley, group CEO, said: “We see Europe as our growth market and we see developing strong partnership agreements as a key part of our growth strategy. From his position as EU commissioner, Charlie McCreevy gained a unique insight into the EU financial services sector.”

McCreevy said: “I am very pleased to make my export promotion experience gained as a minister and my knowledge of the UK and EU markets available to assist companies such as WorldSpreads. I look forward to working alongside its board and management team to help the company fulfil its potential”.

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