Gerry Cross was appointed as Director of Policy and Risk in May 2015 and is responsible for the Prudential Policy, Risk Governance and Accounting Policy, and Markets Policy divisions. Prior to joining the Central Bank, he was Managing Director for Advocacy at the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME). He previously worked at the Institute of International Finance in Washington where he was Deputy Director, Regulatory Affairs.
Gerry spent eight years in policy functions at the UK Financial Services Authority. He has also been Director of Group Credit Policy at Fortis Group. A barrister by training, Gerry completed his law degree at UCD and his Master of Laws at Cambridge University before attending Kings Inns, Dublin.