Council Members

Alvaro Lopez-Laguna President

Alvaro has a degree in Law from Complutense University of Madrid and is a qualified Spanish Solicitor and member of the Bar Association of Madrid. He is also a qualified Irish Solicitor and member of the Irish law Society. Alvaro worked in Private Practice between 2004 and 2006, following which he joined the Legal Department of Grupo Santander. In 2008, he moved to Santander’s Legal & Compliance Department within the Global Insurance & Banking Division and in 2010 relocated to Dublin as Head of Legal & Compliance for the CNP Santander’s life and non-life subsidiaries in Ireland. In July 2016 he joined AXIS Capital as International Regulation & Compliance Vice President based in Dublin


Pablo Vallejo

Pablo Vallejo was born in Canterbury, England in April 1964, his parents, both Spanish, having moved to England from Spain a few years earlier.


Alice Orr

Alice Orr is ISEA’s company secretary and can also be contacted with any question you may have about the organisation or membership.


Brona McGinley
Council Member

Brona is a Relationship Manager within Bank of Ireland Corporate Banking managing a large portfolio of corporate clients across diverse industries, predominantly from the FDI sector. Brona has over 9 years banking experience and holds a number of qualifications from the Institute of Banking Ireland.


Javier Moral
Council Member

Javier Moral is the Director of the Economic and Commercial Office of the Embassy of Spain in Ireland, which aims at promoting exports from Spain to Ireland and Irish investment in Spain.


Stephen Ranalow
Council Member

Stephen Ranalow is a partner at Arthur Cox, one of Ireland’s leading corporate law firms. Stephen specialises in corporate law and public sector advisory work.

Gloria Rull
Council Member

Gloria was born in Sabadell (Barcelona). She is a Chartered Banker and holds degrees in Finance Services and Human Resources Management. Gloria has 15 years experience in the financial services sector specialising in Business Propositions and Event Management. She is also Board member of Dyslexia Association Ireland.

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Ursula Tipp

Ursula Tipp is a founding partner of TippMcKnight solicitors, a corporate law firm specialising in inwards investment and cross border legal and tax matters.

Pablo Zaldivar
Council Member

Pablo works in the Banking & Finance Department of William Fry, a leading law firm in Ireland. Pablo holds a degree in Law (B.A.) from the Complutense University of Madrid, is a member of the Bar Association of Madrid and is a registered lawyer with the Law Society of Ireland. He has previously worked in leading foreign law firms in Madrid.

Edmund Sweetman
Council Member

Edmund holds a law degree from University College Dublin (European Legal Studies) and a LLM (Maritime Law) from the University of London. He was granted the right to practice as an Abogado by the Spanish Justice Ministry in 2005. He is currently a practising Barrister in Ireland and Abogado in Spain. He commenced practice in 2001. He is a partner in the firm Campón & Sweetman Advocats, a boutique law firm based in Barcelona which specialises in matters of private international law, commercial law, property law and transport law.

Tom McGrath
Council Member

Tom McGrath is a Solicitor and practising Notary Public in Dublin. He is a Member of the Faculty of Notaries of Ireland and also a member member of the Professional Practice Committee of that Faculty. Tom has acquired a vast wealth of knowledge and experience in international transactions, both business and personal, during his many years as Solicitor and as Partner in a number of large Dublin Firms as well as Managing Partner of his own Legal Firm in Dublin. He has imparted lectures in The Law Society and Universities in Spain, comparing Notarial systems between both countries. He is fluent in Spanish. Tom has now retired as a Solicitor and continues to act as a Consultant with

Iñigo Guerrero

Iñigo Guerrero is Head of Go Protect! at CNP Santander Insurance. Iñigo holds a large professional experience in retail banking and insurance in the European and Latam markets in the areas of quality & customer experience.