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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