Dr. Joseph M. Gavin, Chief Executive Officer, Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA)
Dr Joseph Gavin is the Chief Executive Officer of the Authority responsible for chairing the MFSA’s Executive Committee and sits on the Board of Governors of the Authority. In his role as Chief Executive Officer of the MFSA, Joseph shall be responsible for the overall management and performance of the Authority, and the implementation of reforms and consolidation in the financial services sector. Critically, Joseph acted as General Counsel within the Central Bank of Ireland between 2009 and 2015, at a time in which the Irish regulator was undergoing significant policy and structural change, and he was instrumental in guiding the Irish watchdog during a sensitive time, post-recession. Joseph was more recently employed as a Partner and Head of Financial Services at an Irish law firm, providing specialist input in areas relating to regulation and enforcement in financial services. Joseph has more than 40 years of experience as a lawyer in Financial Services generally.