Leader on Conduct of Business Policy Team, Consumer Protection Department, EIOPA

David Cowan is the Leader of the Conduct of Business Policy Team in the Consumer Protection Department at EIOPA. He has been working at EIOPA since its establishment on 1 January 2011. Prior to this date, he was working in the Secretariat of EIOPA’s predecessor body, CEIOPS from April 2009 to end of December 2010 as a secondee from the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA)’s EU/ International division. David’s current responsibilities at EIOPA cover ensuring, as a project manager, that EIOPA delivers effectively on the different empowerments/tasks envisaged in the Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD). However, he is also working on a variety of consumer protection issues such as the PRIIPs KID and PEPP Regulation.

David first joined the FSA in November 2004, working initially in its Retail Policy Division on the implementation of MiFID into the FSA’s Conduct of Business Sourcebook before being seconded to the Investment Funds division of the German Financial Supervisor, BaFin from end of March 2008 to end of March 2009.

Prior to joining the FSA, David worked for 7 years for the UK law firm, DAC Beachcroft LLP, including a period of 4 years spent in the firm’s Brussels office working in the field of EU financial services law, competition law and public procurement law.

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