The following are the current members of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management Council
Davin Spollen - President
Davin is Chief Executive Officer of Glennon Employee Benefits. Davin has many years’ experience working in senior positions including; Director, Head of Function, Senior Consultant and Operations within regulated financial, medical and professional consultancy services firms. He has also served as Board Advisor to a Global Employee Benefits Network.
Davin is an Associate of the IIPM, Qualified Pension Trustee and Certified Financial Planner.
Ian Slattery - Vice President
Ian joined Zurich in 2013. Ian’s current role is as an Investment Consultant where his main responsibilities include producing investment commentary and insights, meeting with customers, and speaking at Zurich and Industry events. He is an Associate 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.
Frank O'Reilly - Secretary
Frank is Head of Irish Life’s Corporate Business Shared Services Division, with responsibility for Banking, Pension Payments and Servicing, Controls and Authorisations, Incoming Correspondence and Technical Servicing. His key focus is on managing operational risk. He also has responsibility for relationships with all relevant Regulatory Authorities and ensuring service levels are maintained. Frank has 35 years of industry experience. He is a Fellow of the IIPM and has served on Council since 2016.
Marian Conway - Treasurer
Marian has worked in the Pensions industry for over 25 years and is currently a senior manager with Irish Life Corporate Business with responsibility for the Group Protection product lines.
Prior to joining Irish Life in 2019 Marian held senior roles in Utmost Pan-Europe and Friends First.
Marian is an Associate of the IIPM and joined council in 2020.
Ellen Bailey - Deputy Secretary
Ellen joined the IIPM Council in March 2022 and has been an Associate of the Institute since 2001. She joined the Pensions Authority in 2018 and is currently Assistant Head of the Supervision & Enforcement Team. The Supervision and Enforcement Unit is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Pensions Act through forward-looking risk-based supervision and instigates prosecutions and other sanctions where breaches are found to have occurred.
Prior to joining the Authority, Ellen worked in the private pensions sector as a corporate trustee representative with Willis Towers Watson and previously as a senior investment consultant and a pensions consultant with Mercer Ireland and in the UK.
Ellen is a Fellow of the Irish Institute for Pensions Management, a CFA® charter holder, a Qualified Pension Trustee and a Qualified Financial Advisor.
Nicola Dunphy - Deputy Treasurer
Nicola is a Client Manager and Senior Associate with Mercer with over 20 years pensions experience. She joined Irish Pensions Trust, now Mercer in 1998 and specialises in Defined Benefit and Public Sector schemes with a portfolio of Public & Private sector schemes.
Nicola is a Member of the IIPM and joined the Council in November 2021.
Elma Fox - Council Member
Elma joined the Council in 2015 and has since held the roles of President, Vice-President and Treasurer. She is Chair of the Trustee Sub-Committee, and an Associate of the Institute since 2007.
Elma is a professional trustee and joined Law Debenture in 2022. She works on DB & DC plans and Master Trusts, with sponsors and service providers to improve governance standards and outcomes for members.
Elma is also on the IAPF Benefits Committee and CWIP.
PJ Buckley - Council Member
PJ Buckley is a Past-President and Associate Member of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management.
PJ has over 20 years of experience offering pension administration and consultancy services to both defined benefit and defined contribution corporate clients. PJ is a Director and Senior Pension Consultant in the Willis Towers Watson DC Retirement team. 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.
Aaron Gaynor - Council Member
Aaron joined the IIPM Council in April 2018 and has been an Associate of the Institute since 2015. Aaron has experience in pension scheme design and implementation, and has worked primarily in technical and proposition roles over the past number of years. He currently works for Irish Life, having previously worked with Bank of Ireland, New Ireland Assurance, and KBC Life and Pensions.
Aaron holds a BA and MSc in Psychology, is a Qualified Financial Advisor, Retirement Planning Advisor, Specialist Investment Advisor, and is a qualified pension trustee holding the designation of QPT.
Derry Moran - Council Member
Derry is a Senior Consultant with Aon and has been working in the pensions industry for over 22 years. He began his career with Irish Pensions Trust Ltd and Mercer prior to joining Hewitt Associates (now Aon) in 2007. He is responsible for providing consultancy services to a portfolio of companies and trustees on all aspects relating to both DB and DC pension schemes.
Derry is an Associate of the IIPM and joined the council in April 2018.
Tanya Grimes - Council Member
Tanya has over 20 years’ experience working in the pensions industry. She is the Scheme Administrator for the Zurich Ireland Group Pension Scheme, one of the largest defined benefit pension schemes in Ireland. She specialises in both defined benefit and defined contribution pension arrangements.
Tanya is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and also holds the Retirement Planning Advice (RPA) and Qualified Pension Trustee (QPT) qualifications.
Tanya is a Fellow of the IIPM and joined the IIPM council in 2022.
Brian Hosford - Council Member
Brian has over 30 years’ experience in the industry. He is an industry-leading expert on Group Risk, working in Corporate and Multi-National Risk and specialising in the Voluntary Risk market. He works closely with Corporate Brokers and Employee Benefit Consultants across the Group Risk Proposition. He is a member of the IIPM’s Membership Committee and has been a trustee of the Friends First Group Retirement & Death Benefits Scheme since 2011. In 2022, Brian was appointed a director of Aviva Master Trust Ireland DAC, acting as trustee to the Aviva Corporate Master Trust; and a director of Aviva Retail Master Trust Ireland DAC, acting as trustee to the Aviva Retail Master Trust. Brian is a Qualified Pension Trustee, having completed the IIPM Law & Governance Programme for Trustees.