The Central Bank Governor will talk about his current priorities and the financial landscape, followed by a group discussion with attendees about Central Bank initiatives to support SMEs during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Governor of the Central Bank is looking forward to a free-flowing dialogue with Chamber members to understand the issues affecting SMEs in the Dublin region. This is a listening exercise, and he wants to know how what SME concerns are, what the Central Bank can do to help by improving the business environment.
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Webinar, Dublin Chamber, NA NA
The Central Bank of Ireland is engaged on a local level, is listening and is acting on issues faced by SMEs during the COVID crisis
We shall also focus on focused on Central Bank COVID initiatives that support SMEs during COVID crisis, including payment breaks, insurance concerns around business disruptions
This as an exceptional opportunity for SMEs to put questions directly to the Governor of the Central Bank about a range of issues, including payment breaks, insurance costs, and concerns around business disruption.
Attendees are also encouraged to send in questions in advance in order to kick off the discussion in the event that attendees are shy about starting to talk. Please send all questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Governor Gabriel Makhlouf, Central Bank of Ireland
Gabriel Makhlouf took up his position as Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland on 1 September 2019. He chairs the Central Bank Commission, is a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the European Systemic Risk Board, and is Ireland's Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund.
Before joining the Central Bank Gabriel was Secretary to the New Zealand Treasury and the Government's chief economic and financial adviser from 2011 to 2019. During his time as Secretary, he led reviews of New Zealand's three macroeconomic pillars (monetary, financial stability and fiscal policy) and the development of a new framework for the development of economic and public policy focused on intergenerational wellbeing. In addition Gabriel was New Zealand's Alternate Governor at the World Bank, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, Asian Development Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He was also co-chair of the Trans-Tasman Banking Council.
Previously Gabriel worked in the UK civil service where his roles ranged from policy on domestic and international tax issues through to large-scale operational delivery. He has also chaired the OECD's Committee on Fiscal Affairs and was responsible for the UK's Government Banking Service.