Teresa Kelly Oroz, Irish Life
Teresa is head of public policy and governance for Irish Life group, and company secretary to all Irish Life and Canada Life regulated companies.
Dan Malone, Malone Financial
Dan Malone is a fully qualified accountant, tax advisor and financial advisor. Dan quit his job with a leading financial services firm to share his knowledge about personal finance with those who need it most. On his YouTube channel ‘Malone Financial’ Dan talks about investing, retirement planning, the latest financial news and much more.
Olive Ryan, Moneycube.ie
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. Prior to joining Moneycube.ie, Olive worked at Ulster Bank, for accountants BDO, and for Aviva.
Paul Kenny, Retirement Planning Council
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, 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.
Maeve McCleane, Chief People Officer, Lidl
Maeve joined Lidl as a Trainee District Manager and progressed quickly and took over as Personnel Manager in 2006, with responsibility for Payroll & Personnel Administration. Prior to joining Lidl Maeve studied Business Studies & Leisure Management in DIT (now TU Dublin). In June 2013, Maeve moved to international headquarters in Germany – initially responsible for Employer Brand and thereafter also Engagement. She gained valuable experience working with HR colleagues across 30 countries developing and implementing our global HR strategy. Maeve returned to Ireland in January 2016 to take up the reins as the first Chief People Officer.
Aran O’Toole, Moneycube.ie
Aran is a financial advisor at Moneycube. He has over 10 years’ industry experience with previous roles including at Zurich Life and Friends First/ Aviva.
Estelle Davis, Brightwater
Estelle joined Brightwater in 2004 and set up its Brightwater Executive Search arm in 2011.
She has extensive experience in managing scale ups and personally manages senior management hires across Brightwater’s SME and multinational clients.
In June 2017, Estelle was appointed to the Group board and in September 2018, she was part of the senior team that led the MBO of Brightwater Group.
John Alford, Irish Life
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, nudge behaviours and individual consultations.
Dana Paraschiv, Pensions Authority
Dana Paraschiv joined the Pensions Authority in 2018 as Assistant Head of Supervision and Enforcement. Prior to joining the Pensions Authority, Dana worked in supervision and regulation of energy markets with the Commission for Regulation of Utilities (CRU) and in policy development with the Department of Environment, Climate and Communications.
Feargal McKenna, Moneycube.ie
Feargal is co-founder and head of corporate at Moneycube.ie. He has spent over 20 years working in the financial services sector across corporate banking, debt advisory, and relationship management roles. He spent the majority of his time in these roles working with AIB Capital Markets and Westpac Institutional Bank across Europe and Asia Pacific before returning to Ireland in 2016.
Alan Dineen, Zurich Life
Alan has spent the last 14 years working for Zurich Life in a variety of roles. He is a Certified Financial Planner®, keen golfer and proud Kerryman.
Claire Louise Murphy, Aviva
Claire Louise joined the Aviva Life and Pensions team in 2006 and has responsibility for the Master Trust and SDIO proposition. In 2019 Claire Louise created the Aviva Member Education Programme for Master Trust schemes. Claire Louise holds full QFA, RPA and Professional Certificate in Compliance from the Association of Compliance Officers Ireland.
Ralph Benson, Moneycube.ie
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.
Moyagh Murdock, Chief Executive Officer, Insurance Ireland
Moyagh Murdock is the Chief Executive Officer of Insurance Ireland. Previously she was the CEO of the Road Safety Authority, a position she has held since February 2014. Prior to taking up the CEO role in the RSA, she was Chief Operating Officer for Bus Éireann after having first joined the company in 2007 as the Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer with responsibility for the fleet maintenance and garage operations. Originally from Newry, Co. Down, Moyagh graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a B.Eng. Mechanical Engineering. She also holds an MBA from Dublin City University and a Certificate of Professional Competence in Road Transport Operations Management.
Ian Slattery, Zurich Life
Ian joined Zurich in 2013. Ian’s current role is as a Head of Investment Solutions where his main responsibilities include producing investment commentary and insights, helping to ensure compliance with key regulation and legislation, and speaking at Zurich and Industry events. He is the current President of the Irish Institute for Pensions Management, a CFA® Charterholder, a CAIA® Charterholder, and holds a Masters in Economic Policy Studies from Trinity College, Dublin.
James Skehan, LIA & Trustee Support Services
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. He is also the Retirement Planning module lecturer on LIA’s Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning – the gateway to the CFP®.
Gary Connolly, Davy
Gary is an experienced investment professional with wide ranging experience in the financial services industry. Gary set up and subsequently sold an investment consulting business to Davy in 2014 and ran it for over four years from within Davy. Recently he expanded his remit in Davy to a Head of Investment role overseeing the investment proposition to direct to consumer and intermediary clients.
Mark Reilly, Royal London Ireland
Mark joined Royal London Ireland in 2019 as Pensions Proposition Lead after 18 years at Aviva Life & Pensions, most recently as Pensions Sales Manager and previously as the Pensions Propositions Manager. He is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), and holds an MSc in Marketing from Stirling University, Scotland as well as a BA in Business and Legal Studies from University College Dublin.
Susan Elliott, Employee Engagement Expert
Susan worked in financial services for more than 20 years holding positions in Ulster Bank, RBS, Tesco Bank and most recently in as head of employee engagement at AIB in Dublin. She works as an independent consultant specialising in employee engagement and wellbeing.
Declan Allen, Allen Retirement & Finance
Declan has over 35 years’ experience in the Pension & Investment industry. He worked for several large brokerage houses including Mercers, Aon Consulting and FBD in Ireland and Australia before found Allen Retirement & Finance.
Joanne Keane , LIA
Joanne Keane was appointed to the position of LIA’s Chief Executive Officer in January 2020 having worked in various roles in LIA over a 20-year period. Joanne is passionate about lifelong learning and continuously driving forward standards in the Finance Profession. She is focussed on accelerating LIA’s ability to bring innovative products and services to LIA’s members and students, thereby providing Finance Professionals in Ireland with the tools to help their customers achieve financial freedom.