Council Members

The following are the current members of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management Council

PJ Buckley - President

PJ Buckley
PJ Buckley

PJ Buckley is President and Associate Member of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management.

 PJ has over 15 years of experience offering pension administration and consultancy services to both defined benefit and defined contribution corporate clients. PJ works with Willis Towers Watson and joined legacy Willis in 2005 having previously worked for another major consultancy firm. He holds a BA (Hons) Degree in Business Enterprise, is a Qualified Financial Advisor, Retirement Planning Advisor, Specialist Investment Advisor and holds the designation of QPT (IIPM) having completed the IIPM Law and Governance Programme for Trustees

Rose Leonard - Vice President

Rose Leonard
Rose Leonard

Rose Leonard has extensive experience of working with employers and trustees on the design, implementation and communication of their employee benefits schemes. Rose is Head of Corporate Distribution and Customer Relationship Management in Zurich. She is a Director of Zurich Trustee Services Limited and of Zurich Pension Trustees Ireland Limited.

Rose holds a Masters in Business (Leadership and Management) and a Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance from the UCD Michael Smurfit Business School. Rose is a member of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland and serves on various committees in IBEC including IBEC’s Retirement & Pensions Working Group. Rose is a former President and current fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management

Gerard Clarke - Secretary

Gerard Clarke
Gerard Clarke
Ger is currently the Assistant Head of Funding and Actuarial Services in the Pensions Authority with 18 years’ experience working in the Authority in areas directly responsible for the supervision and regulation of occupational pension schemes and PRSAs. Prior to joining the Authority, he had 7 years’ pensions industry experience in trustee consultancy services. He is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management and a member of its governing Council since December 2011.

Elma Fox - Treasurer

Elma Fox
Elma Fox
Elma joined the IIPM Council in April 2015 and has been an Associate of the Institute since 2007. She joined ITC in 2005 and is responsible for managing services to their group pension clients and delivering the Group’s trustee training programme. Elma has worked in the pensions industry since 2000 specialising in trusteeship. Elma is also a member of the Irish Association of Pension Funds Benefits Committee and is on the Connecting Women in Pensions Committee.

Stephen O’Hanlon

Stephen O’Hanlon
Stephen O’Hanlon
Stephen is an Account Manager in Irish Life’s corporate business division where he manages a portfolio of key clients. His role requires him to work closely with intermediaries to develop pension and risk benefit solutions for employers and trustees. Stephen has over 20 years of industry experience. He is an Associate of the IIPM and has served on the IIPM Council since 2014.

Joan Bray

Joan Bray
Joan Bray
Joan Bray is the Deputy Pensions Ombudsman and is the Senior Investigator in the Office of the Pensions Ombudsman. Having worked on all aspects of pensions schemes through her many years of service in both pension consultancy firms and insured providers, she has a thorough understanding of the pensions business and industry.
Joan is an associate of the Pensions Management Institute in the UK, a Fellow of the IIPM and has served on the IIPM Council for the last 4 years.

Philip Ferguson

Philip Ferguson
Philip Ferguson
Philip Ferguson is a retirement consultant in Towers Watson’s defined contribution Dublin practice. Philip is a Fellow and Past President of the Institute and has served on IIPMs Council at various levels over the past number of years.

Martin Condon

Martin Condon
Martin Condon
Martin Condon is Director Consulting at Aon Hewitt.
Martin joined Aon Hewitt in 2004 and is the leader of the benefits consultancy and administration division within their Dublin office. He also provides pensions consultancy services to a portfolio of Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension clients.
In 1989, he commenced his career in financial services when he joined Irish Pensions Trust (IPT) and subsequently worked with Sedgwick Group and Marsh, in a number of different senior capacities in both Ireland and in Europe.
He holds an MBS degree in Corporate Planning. He is an Associate of the IIPM and a former President of the Institute.

Harry McGeehan

Harry is a senior member of the Allied Pension Trustees advisory team and is very experienced in providing advice to the various stakeholders in occupational pension schemes.

Harry is a Qualified Financial Advisor and also holds a MSc in Computational Science from UCD. Harry joined Allied Pension Trustees in 2006 and prior to that he worked for Bank of Ireland.

Harry is an Associate of the IIPM and has been an IIPM council member since 2016.

Deirdre Gough

Deirdre Gough
Deirdre Gough
Deirdre Gough joined New Ireland Assurance Co in 1980 and through her 30+ years of service has a deep understanding of the pensions business and industry. Deirdre has extensive people management experience and has headed up Pension New Business & Existing Business Functions. In 2007 she was asked to form a new Claims Department. In her current role she leads a team of 70 technical Claims Specialists who administer Group and Individual retirement and health claims as well as looking after the post retirement suite of products ARFs and Annuities. Deirdre is an associate of the IIPM and joined the council in April 2015.

Adrienne Byrnes

Adrienne is currently a Risk Manager & Senior Compliance Officer with Mercer.  She has worked in various roles within the pensions industry since 1984 gaining extensive knowledge and experience. In her current role she conducts risk assessments, compliance monitoring and provides guidance on technical, operational and compliance matters across Mercer’s pensions business.  Adrienne is a Fellow of the IIPM and has been an IIPM council member since 2016.