EAST appoints Development Director

UnaEAST has recently appointed Úna Dillon to the Executive Team as Development Director.  Úna, who has been a Director of EAST since October 2012, joins EAST Executive Director, Lachlan Gunn, and EAST Finance Director, Douglas Brotherston, on the EAST Executive.  She is currently working on the next EAST Financial Crime and Security (FCS) Forum – EAST FCS 2015 – which will be held in The Hague on 11th and 12th June 2015.

From 2002 to 2014 Úna worked as Head of Card Services & Communications for the Irish Payment Services Organisation (IPSO) and as General Manager of Laser Card Services Ltd (Irish-based debit card scheme).

During her time at IPSO: Úna managed Card Services business operations; led cross industry national and international security and anti-fraud forums and initiatives; helped to define industry standards for security, audit, risk management and self-regulation; was responsible for communications and public relations (internal and external) including Government, general public, industry, press (TV, Radio, print media) web and social media; led SEPA implementation for card payments in Ireland; Developed and implemented policy requirements emerging from the EU review of retail banking; represented the Irish payments industry on key international and national forums including:

  • European Payments Council (EPC) working groups member
  • EPC Card Stakeholders Group member (Appointed by EPC Plenary election to represent 3,000 European retail banks).
  • National representative member for Ireland at EAST
  • Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) National Payments Plan Card Payments Working Group member
  • CBI National Systemic Risk Steering Group member

Lachlan Gunn said “We are delighted to welcome Úna to the EAST Executive.  During the years that she has been involved with EAST she has been an active and enthusiastic contributor to the Group, and she was instrumental in putting together EAST FCS 2013 last year, an event that she ably co-Chaired with Graham Mott.”

Úna can be contacted at una.dillon@eas-team.eu

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