PAW23
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Company Pensions for SME’s

29 Sep – Friday: Starts 13:00 (1pm)

What does a good SME company pension look like in 2023?

Getting your pension offering right for management and staff can make a real difference,

Running a small or medium-sized business, or forming a new business in Ireland, means wearing a lot of hats.

The focus needs to be on business growth, product development, and smooth operations. When it comes to HR, keeping it simple and delivering benefits your team actually values is critical.

At the same time, a strong pension and benefits offering is a great way to recruit, reward and retain staff. Pensions can also enable owner-managers to extract value in a highly efficient manner. And if you set up your pension offering right, the administrative burden on the business can be minimized.

Happily, it has never been easier for SMEs and new businesses to put a compelling workplace benefits plan in place, whether you are starting from scratch, or want to improve on your existing offering. The purpose this session is to explain how.

Session 4 Key Speakers

Ryan Tubridy, PAW Host

Ryan Tubridy is a broadcaster and best-selling author from Dublin. His stellar broadcasting career includes fourteen years at the helm of the iconic ‘The Late Late Show’, where he has interviewed guests such as U2, Saoirse Ronan, Michael Bublé and Sinead O’Connor on the world’s longest running chat show, and helped raise more than €17,000,000 for charity. His successful radio career has spanned more than 20 years to date, where each morning listeners tuned into the eponymous ‘Ryan Tubridy Show’. His first book ‘JFK in Ireland’ was a number one bestseller selling more than 100,000 copies. It is a profile of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit to Ireland. In his second book, ‘The Irish Are Coming’, he examines the relationship between Britain and Ireland – two countries separated by a small stretch of water but for so long divided politically, socially, culturally and emotionally. Ryan's third book was his first children's book called ‘Patrick and the President’, a captivating read which tells the story through the eyes of a young boy, of John F. Kennedy's return to his ancestral home in 1963. Most recently he wrote a festive book for children called ‘The First Christmas Jumper (and the sheep who changed everything)’.

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Pensions & Benefits for Business Leaders: Maximising benefits and planning for regulatory change.

Rachel Nolan, Boots Ireland

Rachel has been an integral part of Boots Ireland since 1997, across diverse roles within Human Resources. With extensive experience in Ireland's retail and pharmacy sectors, Rachel leads the HR Operations team, supporting the complete employment lifecycle at Boots, including recruitment, retention, and reward, encompassing pension. Rachel is a graduate of University College Dublin and the National College of Ireland, and is a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD.

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Pensions & Benefits for Business Leaders: Maximising benefits and planning for regulatory change.

Neville Maxwell, New Ireland

Neville Maxwell is the Group Pension sales and development manager for MyPension365, New Ireland’s group pensions platform which is delivering both our Master Trust and Single Trust solution to the Group Pension market. He has worked with New Ireland for the last 21 years and has vast experience in the group pension section with both retail and corporate brokerages. Neville is a graduate of University Galway and holds a Post grad in Business & Finance from UCD, is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and a Certified Financial Planner (CFP)

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Pensions & Benefits for Business Leaders: Maximising benefits and planning for regulatory change.

Claire Parsons, New Ireland

Claire Parsons is a Corporate Pensions Consultant with New Ireland for over 25 years. She is a UCD graduate and holds a post grad in Business Studies, is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), Pension Trustee Practitioner (PTP) and Retirement Planning Advisor (RPA). Her expertise lies in working closely with employers, trustees and members to navigate the complex landscape of pension planning and management. Throughout her career she has demonstrated commitment to helping organisations and individuals secure their financial futures through comprehensive pension solutions. She is dedicated to delivering tailored pension strategies with communications and engagement programmes as well as informative clinics designed to meet her clients’ unique needs and goals. She is committed to ensuring that employees enjoy a positive and informed pension experience, ultimately providing assurance and peace of mind to employers.

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Pensions & Benefits for Business Leaders: Maximising benefits and planning for regulatory change.

Jerry Moriarity, IAPF

Jerry has been CEO of the Irish Association of Pension Funds since 2012 having joined as Director of Policy in 2007. The IAPF is a non-profit membership organisation that represents the interests of pension schemes in Ireland. They provide input to policy making and help trustees and employers. Jerry is also on the Board of PensionsEurope, the Brussels based association that represents the various national associations of pension funds and similar institutions for workplace pension provision. Jerry is also a member of EIOPA's Occupational Pensions Stakeholder Group.

I was previously Head of Compliance at the Irish pensions regulator, the Pensions Authority. I also worked with Sun Life Financial of Canada in the UK and started my career with Irish Life in Dublin.

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Feargal McKenna, Moneycube

Feargal is a Qualified Financial Advisor and is head of corporate at Moneycube.ie. He has spent over 20 years working in the financial services sector across corporate banking, financial and debt advisory, and relationship management roles. He spent 1the 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 where he co-founded Moneycube. Feargal sits on the compliance and legislation committee within Brokers Ireland and is also a director of Allen Retirement & Finance, O’Sullivan Tierney Financial Management, and Alexander Beard Ireland.

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Pensions & Benefits for Business Leaders: Maximising benefits and planning for regulatory change.

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.

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Pensions & Benefits for Business Leaders: Maximising benefits and planning for regulatory change.

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