Eddie Casey is Chief Economist and Head of Secretariat. He was seconded to the Council in 2013 and joined as an Economist in 2014. He was previously employed as an Economist in the NTMA and as a Research Assistant in the ESRI and Central Bank of Ireland. His research has primarily focused on macroeconomic analysis/forecasting. Eddie holds a PhD in Macroeconomics from University College Dublin, and first-class honours degrees in M.Sc. Financial Economics and B.A. Economics from University College Cork.
Niall Conroy is an Economist in the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council. Prior to joining the Secretariat in November 2015, he worked at the Economic and Social Research Institute, where his work focused on macroeconomic modelling and forecasting. Niall holds first class honours degrees in M.A. (Economics) and B.A. (Economics and Mathematical Studies) from UCD.
Kevin Timoney is an Economist. Prior to joining the Irish Fiscal Advisory Council in April 2017, he was an Analyst for the NTMA’s Funding and Debt Management unit. He previously worked in macroeconomic forecasting for the Economic and Social Research Institute. He has completed a B.A. (Mod.) in Economic and Social Studies at Trinity College Dublin, a Master’s Degree in International Trade, Finance and Development at the Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, and Level II of the CFA Programme.
Killian Carroll joined the Secretariat as a Research Assistant in September 2018. He holds first class honours degrees in MSc. Quantitative Economics from University College Dublin and BSc. Economics and Mathematical Sciences from University of Limerick. He has previously worked as a Risk Analyst at FundRock Management Company S.A. in Luxembourg.
Elliott Jordan-Doak joined the Secretariat as a Research Assistant in April 2020. Prior to this, he was employed as a Sovereign Analyst at Kroll Bond Rating Agency, a Research Assistant at Dublin City University, and a Lead Researcher at Transparency International Ireland. He holds a PhD in Political Economy from Dublin City University.
Karen Bonner is the Administrator and Secretary to the Fiscal Council. Karen joined the Secretariat in November 2018 having spent the past 14 years working for a Statutory & Regulatory Body, the Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI) as Office Manager and Secretary to both its Audit, Risk & Finance Committee and Fitness to Practise Committee. Karen holds a Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Management from the Institute of Technology Carlow, and a Professional Certificate in Regulatory Affairs.