Meet the Team
Certified Financial Planner
I am a Certified Financial Planner, a Fellow of the Life Insurance Association by diploma and a Qualified Financial Adviser. I joined the Financial Services business in 1985 and have worked at senior management level both in Ireland and the UK with a number of leading life companies prior to setting up Optimum Pensions Company (now Lifestyle Financial Planners) in 1997. I’m a strong advocate of continuous professional development and completed my Masters in Finance & Risk Management through UCD in 2015 with a 1st class honours.
I am a Ballina native, now living in Crossmolina with my daughter Aoibheann. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Law & Taxation from Letterkenny Institute of Technology and graduated from NUI Galway with a Masters in Law, Technology & Governance in 2011. I love travelling and even spent a year working in the Emerald Isle Immigration Centre in New York in 2012. I joined Lifestyle Financial Planners in 2019 and love it. Aside from the human side of the business, I actually love all the paperwork and dealing with all the administration, and God knows, there’s plenty of that.
Client Service Manager
I am involved full-time as part of the team since 2008 and ad-hoc in the family business for years, prior to this. My role as Clients Services Manager means that I will be most clients first point of contact, either front of office, email, post or telephone.
I deal with all internal IT systems, PR and Marketing and currently studying the final module towards my QFA qualification while simultaneously finishing a BA (Hons) in Insurance Practice through Sligo IT.
I started my career with Bank of Ireland Group Treasury in 1989 before moving to Mayo as a Senior Bank Official where I spent 7 years and attained my Financial Services Degree. I am a QFA and a Chartered Banker. After moving to New York, I worked as a paralegal before joining Northwestern Mutual in 2003, where I worked as an Associate Financial Planner. Having returned to Ireland, I got the opportunity to join Lifestyle Financial Planners and love helping solve clients financial issues.
Advisor Financial Qualifications
Specialist Investment Advisor (SIA) – The Life Insurance Association of Ireland
Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) – The Life Insurance Association of Ireland
Fellow of the LIA (FLIA) – The Life Insurance Association of Ireland
Graduate Diploma in Financial Planning – University College Dublin
CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ CFP® – Financial Planning Standards Board Ireland
Masters Degree in Finance – University College Dublin