Isolde Goggin is the chairperson of the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission. She was previously the chairperson of the Irish Competition Authority, from October 2011 until October 2014. She took up her present responsibilities on 31 October 2014 upon the amalgamation of the Authority with the National Consumer Agency.Isolde was appointed member of the Competition Authority in July 2010 and was responsible for the Advocacy Division. From 2004 to 2006, she was chairperson of Ireland’s Commission for Communications Regulation, and Commissioner from 2002 to 2004. Before joining ComReg, Isolde was director of the Regulated Markets Division at the Competition Authority. She began her career in 1980 with Eircom (then Telecom Éireann) as an engineer, and later moved into business management and then regulation, working with Eircom, DG Information Society of the European Commission and Ericsson.Isolde holds a first class honours engineering degree, a Masters in Business Administration, and a postgraduate diploma in European Competition Law, and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers of Ireland.