Former UK civil servant nominated to lead Irish central bank

The Central Bank of Ireland
The Central Bank of Ireland
William Murphy

Ireland’s finance minister has nominated Gabriel Makhlouf to lead the Central Bank of Ireland, in a surprise choice of a foreign candidate for the role.

Makhlouf is the most senior civil servant in New Zealand’s Treasury, serving as Treasury secretary and chief executive, as well as serving as the New Zealand government’s chief economic adviser.

Irish finance minister Paschal Donohoe said in a statement: “I am delighted to nominate a person of Gabriel Makhlouf’s international calibre for

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