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 at European Commission. 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. McGuiness was First Vice-President of the European Parliament. She served as an MEP from Ireland for 16 years and was Vice-President of the Parliament since 2014 overseeing relations with national Parliaments, leading the Parliament’s dialogue with religious and philosophical organisations and had responsibility for the Parliament’s communication policy. McGuinness sat on a range of committees, covering agriculture, environment, public health, budgets, petitions and constitutional affairs. Her legislative work included leading for the EPP Group on the European Climate Law, the revision of medical devices legislation, and CAP reform post-2013. As an Irish MEP representing the border region, she was outspoken on Brexit and the consequences for the EU and Ireland. McGuinness chaired the Parliament’s investigation into the collapse of the Equitable Life assurance company which identified issues around weak financial regulation. She was previously an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and commentator.
Mairead McGuinness