Nuala joined the firm as a Partner in 2021 and is Head of Insurance for Grant Thornton Ireland. Nuala is a former regulator, qualified actuary, internal auditor and project manager, with extensive experience across the Insurance industry in areas such as regulation, audit, risk & governance, pricing and product development.
Nuala has a deep understanding of the regulatory environment, from her time as Head of Insurance Supervision within the Central Bank of Ireland. In this role, Nuala led teams with responsibility for the prudential supervision of all insurance entities regulated out of Ireland, spanning domestic, cross-border, life, non-life and reinsurance business lines.
Alongside this, Nuala brings authentic client-side insurance experience through her work as a Chief Internal Auditor and as an industry Actuary, both domestically and internationally. She has operated in the role of pre-approved control function for Internal Audit (PCF-13) for a number of entities regulated out of Ireland, both domestic and cross border, and has engaged effectively with Audit Committees, Risk Committees and Regulators in both Ireland and Canada.
- Fellow of the Society of Actuaries
- Chartered Internal Auditor, through the IIA.
- Qualified project manager
- Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma
- Diploma in Regulatory Management in the Irish Management Institute