PAW21 Key Speakers

Profiles & featured sessions 

Dean McClelland

Dean is CEO of Tontine Trust, the award-winning fintech/fiduciary institution building a platform for issuing and operating tontine-style Pan-European Personal Pensions (PEPPs).

Sessions

Auto enrolment, PEPPs and regulatory change – what does it mean for me and my business?
Tues 16:30

 

Liz Dwyer

Liz is an award winning journalist, serial entrepreneur and co-founder of Future Beauty, as well as a brand ambassador for the likes of Google, Diageo, Bank of Ireland, Brown Thomas & many more.

Sessions

Wealthcare for healthcare – wealth and pensions for medical and dental professionals.
Wed 13:00

 

Ian Slattery

Ian is President of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management, which promotes pension standards in Ireland.

Sessions

Auto enrolment, PEPPs and regulatory change – what does it mean for me and my business?
Tues 16:30

 

Maura O’Neill

Maura is chair of the ACCA Financial Services Committee, and senior investment manager at Goodbody.  Maura is a qualified accountant (FCCA), a member of the Irish Taxation Institute, a Qualified Financial Advisor, and a Registered Stockbroker.

Sessions

Project Pension – maximising wealth for people working in professional services.
Fri 13:00

 

Paul Kenny

Paul Kenny spent more than 34 years in the pensions industry before being appointed as Ireland’s first Pensions Ombudsman in 2003. He retired from that position in May 2016. Paul was a founder Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management, and a Director for ten years of the Retirement Planning Council of Ireland and its Chairman for three years. He has written and lectured extensively on pensions and related matters and holds a Level 7 Certificate in Training and Continuing Education from NUI Maynooth.

Sessions

Approaching retirement 10 years out.
Tues 11:30

Project Pension – maximising wealth for people working in professional services.
Fri 13:00

Approaching retirement 1 year out.
Fri 14:30

Peter Oakes

Peter is founder of Fintech Ireland, chairman of AWM Wealth Advisors, and a former senior assistant director general of the Central Bank of Ireland.

Sessions

Programming your future – pension considerations in tech and rapid growth businesses.
Thurs 13:00

Sohini De

Sohini is founder and CEO of Empeal, the health coaching and employee wellness app. 

Sessions

Wellness technology.
Wed 10:00

Barry Prost

Barry is managing partner of Yala.ie, which helps SMEs hire and engage with talent in Ireland and across Europe.  

Sessions

Changing jobs or leaving service – Defined Contribution schemes.
Thurs 11:30

Redundancy and your pension.
Thurs 15:30

Sarah Norris

Sarah manages the Global Equity Impact fund for Aberdeen Standard Investments. The fund invests in companies listed globally that aim to create positive measurable environmental and/ or social impacts. 

Sessions

Investing your pension ethically.
Wed 15:30

Michael Houghton

Michael is host of Firepodcast.ie, a personal finance podcast.  Michael sees pensions – and financial independence generally – as a way to use money to buy freedom for himself and his family.

Sessions

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work
Mon 14:30

Self-directed pensions: a personal view on making it work
Wed 11:30

Kim O’Callaghan

Kim O’Callaghan is an event manager with MCD and a director of Minding Creative Minds. Kim was Chief Operating Officer The Olympia Theatre during the refurb of the iconic Dublin venue. Over the last few years Kim has worked on CPLT20 cricket in the Carribean and on large scale boxing events in New York , Vegas, London, Belfast and Scotland. Kim is the founder of EvntzApp which pivoted during Covid to launch the #WeAreTheSupportAct initiative with The Blizzards to raise funds to support Crew in the Live Events Industry in Ireland due to the impact of Covid 19 on the live events industry.

Sessions

Creative with money.
Mon 13:00

Ralph Benson

Ralph is co-founder of online investments and pensions advisor Moneycube.ie.  A chartered accountant and qualified financial advisor, he is a tireless advocate of straight-talking and action when it comes to pensions.

Sessions

Project Pension – maximising wealth for people working in professional services.
Fri 13:00

Starting a pension.
Mon 10:00

Self Directed pensions – a professional.
Mon 14:30

Investing your pension ethically.
Wed 15:30

Redundancy and your pension.
Thurs 15:30

Stuart Clark

Stuart is deputy editor of Hot Press magazine.  He has interviewed everybody from David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen and Amy Winehouse, to Séamus Coleman, Bundee Aki and President Michael D. Higgins.

Sessions

Creative with money.
Mon 13:00

Olive Ryan

Olive is head of client services at online pensions and investments advisor Moneycube.ie. Her focus is on making financial services comprehensible, inclusive, and meaningful for people who want to take charge of their financial future. She has worked in banking, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.

Sessions

Creative with money.
Mon 13:00

How to consolidate your pensions.
Tues 15:30

Changing jobs or leaving service.
Tues 15:30?

It takes two – how matched contributions.
Thurs 16:30

Brian Mooney

Brian Mooney is one of Ireland’s most prominent guidance counsellors and a regular Irish Times columnist. Brian was recently hired by pensions and investment company Standard Life in a new role as End of Career Guidance Counsellor. Brian himself retired in 2019 after 43 years and will now “help guide those approaching retirement towards a fulfilling and rewarding second life”.

Sessions

Approaching Retirement – 5 years out.
Wed 16:30

Regina Bushell

Regina is owner of Grovelands Childcare, a large full day care service in the midlands employing >150 people. Regina also sits on Childcare Services Ireland’s Council and is the chair of Seas Suas.

Sessions

A masterclass on personal finance for the Early Years sector.
Tues 13:00

James Skehan

With more than 40 years of pensions industry experience under his belt, James Skehan was head of pensions with New Ireland for 20 years. James currently acts as an independent professional trustee and advises employers and trustees on pension matters

Sessions

Pension Adjustment Orders and Everything you need to know about topping up pensions for public servants.
Fri 15:30

Blány Henderson

With over 12 years of experience in pensions and investments Blány is a Financial Advisor with Moneycube. Blany previously worked with Aviva as a customer service team leader and in training roles. Previous to this Blány worked with Friends First and Zurich Life.

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.
Mon 15:30

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.
Mon 16:30

A masterclass on personal finance for the Early Years sector.
Tues 13:00

Pensions for Millennials.
Wed 11:30

Jerry Moriarty

Jerry Moriarty is CEO of the Irish Association of Pension Funds which represents pension savers in Ireland. Its members are responsible for some €140 billion in retirement savings.  Jerry chairs of the Irish Sustainable and Responsible Investment Forum, and is vice-chair of PensionsEurope.

Sessions

Your pension and the climate
Tues 10:00

Stephen Gillick

Stephen is a partner and head of pensions at Mason Hayes Curran. Stephen also sits on the Pensions Council, a statutory body that advises the Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection on matters relating to policy on pensions.

Sessions

Project Pension – maximising wealth for people working in professional services.
Fri 13:00

Alan Dineen

Alan has spent the last 13 years working for Zurich Life in a variety of roles. He is a Certified Financial Planner, keen golfer and proud Kerryman.

Sessions

How to consolidate your pensions.
Tues 15:30

Geraline Magnier

Geraldine is co-founder of Idiro Analytics, which pioneers in advanced analytics. Geraldine is a Board member of Technology Ireland (IBEC) representing Ireland’s tech sector. With a keen interest in educational initiatives as a former enterprise and economics educator, she currently serves on the Skillnet SFA Steering Group. ‘Where the Needle Lands’ is Idiro’s podcast that Geraldine co-hosts and produces dealing with the societal impact of AI for better and for worse. 

Sessions

Programming your future.
Thurs 13:00

JP Maguire

JP has over 20 years’ experience in capital markets. He was head of equity trading for Dolmen Stockbrokers from 2005-2010, and director of stockbroking for Cantor Fitzgerald before taking on his current role as head of intermediary sales.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional view on investment strategy.
Mon 14:30

Darragh Whelan

Darragh is the Director Ibec’s trade association for the Early Years sector, Childhood Services Ireland, having previously provided advocacy and representation to a range of sectors within Ibec. Darragh also represents Ibec at the Internal Labour Organisation within the United Nations.

Sessions

Early years/ Later years. A masterclass on personal finance for professionals in the Early Years sector.
Tues 13:00

Stephen Rice

Stephen is Pensions & Investment Propositions Lead at Aviva Life & Pensions. He is a pensions and investments specialist who is passionate about helping Irish customers and advisors make sense of pensions.

Sessions

Self directed pensions – a professional.
Mon 14:30

Claire Louise Murphy

Claire works as a product propositions consultant in the Corporate Pensions & SDIO division at Aviva. She has extensive experience in developing and implementing Corporate Pensions propositions, including creating a Corporate Pension Member Education Programme. 

Sessions

Pensions and other money essentials for parents.
Mon 15:30

What happens my pension when I go on maternity leave.
Mon 16:30

John Alford

John leads the workplace financial wellbeing team within Irish Life, working with employers to improve the overall financial wellbeing of their employees through a combination of digital tools, webinars/seminars, email nudges and individual consultations.

Sessions

Programming your future – pension considerations in tech and rapid growth businesses.
Thurs 13:00

It takes two – how matched contributions work.
Thurs 16:30