Fergal O'Leary appointed to Competition and Consumer Protection Commission
Enterprise minister Mary Mitchell O'Connor has appointed Fergal O'Leary as a member of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC).
Mr O'Leary's appointment comes after the completion of an open Public Appointments Service competition and is for a term of five years.
He will oversee the Consumer Enforcement division and the Communications and Market Insights division in the committee.
Mr O'Leary has held a number of roles in consumer research, policy analysis, financial education and communications in the National Consumer Agency, where he joined in 2008 after six years at the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland.
The CCPC was formed through the amalgamation of the Competition Authority and the National Consumer Agency in 2014.
Speaking about the appointment Mr O'Leary said he was "proud" to be taking on the role.
"I believe that the combination of our economy-wide remit and our dedicated, expert staff can increasingly make a real impact in making markets work better for consumers and businesses in Ireland," he said.