The Board of Appeal is composed of six members and six alternates , who
were appointed by EBA, ESMA and EIOPA respectively in 2011, as required
by the ESAs' Regulations.
The members are individuals with a proven track record of professional
experience in the fields of banking, insurance, occupational pensions
and securities markets or other financial services, and with the
necessary legal expertise to provide expert legal advice in relation to
the activities of the Authorities.
Current staff of the national competent authorities, or other national,
or Union institutions involved in the activities of the ESAs are not
eligible for service on the Board of Appeal.
In 2012, the Board of Appeal elected William Blair as President and Juan
Fernández-Armesto as Vice-President, in accordance with the ESAs' Regulations.
The members and alternates of the Board of Appeal are:
Sir William Blair (Member, UK), High Court Judge, Queen's Bench Division
Giuseppe Godano (Alternate, Italy), Retired and former director of Bank of Italy; at present lecturer in Cassino University
Katalin Mero (Member, Hungary), Associate professor, Department of Finance and Accounting, International Business School, Budapest
Pat McArdle (Alternate, Ireland), Retired, formerly Chief Economist and public servant, now economic consultant and non-executive director
Juan Fernández-Armesto (Member, Spain), Arbitrator, formerly Chairman of the Spanish Securities and Exchange Commission
Lars Afrell (Alternate, Sweden), Senior Vice President, Swedish Securities Dealers Association
Marco Lamandini (Alternate, Italy), Professor of Company and Securities Law, University of Bologna
Beata Bartkiewicz-Mrozowska (Member, Poland), Legal Counsel, DLA Piper
Anna Konstantinou (Alternate, Greece), Legal Adviser and General Director of the Motor Insurers' Bureau of Greece
Bob Wessels (Alternate, Netherlands), Professor of International Insolvency Law, Leiden University