Spending with LifeSight – financial planning service
When considering retirement, members have access to a considerable range of planning tools and helplines. Members can receive guidance over the telephone, or online, to help them plan their retirement income across all product choices (e.g. drawdown/annuity).
Crucially with important decisions to be made all members will be offered an individual (one-to-one) session at their workplace and access to our advisers at important stages prior to, and at, retirement. The adviser will explore the choices for the individual as to how best to use their LifeSight assets taking account of their attitude to risk and any other pensions and investments they may have.
Willis Towers Watson financial planning nationwide team
The decisions you make between now and your Normal Retirement Date will determine and impact the level of benefits and income available to you at retirement.
Our colleagues in the financial planning team can provide you with timely and appropriate advice to suit you in a clear and transparent manner. For more information please refer to our
Member financial planning flyer.
Head of DC Consulting & Solutions in Ireland
Maria leads the Defined Contribution Consultant team in Dublin and has overall responsibility for delivery to our clients and the acquisition of new DC pension business. Maria has worked with Willis Towers Watson for over 20 years and over that time has had client management responsibilities across some of our largest clients. Maria holds a Bachelor of Actuarial and Financial Studies (Hons.) degree conferred by University College Dublin and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland.
Head of Investments – Ireland
Joseph has 30 years’ experience as an adviser to pension funds and other institutional investors. Joe is head of the Investments business of Willis Towers Watson in Ireland. Joe is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and holds a B.A. (Mod) degree in Mathematics from Trinity College Dublin,
Head of Risk & Compliance
Paul helps our businesses meet their regulatory obligation by designing and implementing effective compliance plans. An experienced Risk & Compliance professional with over 15 years in the Financial Services Industry Multi-jurisdictional experience in UK, United States and Ireland. Paul is a Solicitor (UK) and holds an LLM in International Business & Trade law from the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, BCL in Law & German from University College Cork, CAMs - Certified Anti Money-Laundering specialist & FINRA Compliance Diploma.
Linda is a Senior Investment Consultant. She specialises in advising DC Trustees and Corporates on DC scheme design and structure, investment strategy, investment manager / provider selection, implementation of investment changes and management of asset transitions. She acts as lead Investment Consultant on a number of DC pension schemes. Linda has 16 years’ experience in the pensions and investment industry with Willis Towers Watson. She is a member of the Society of Actuaries’ Finance and Investment Committee.
Linda holds a first class honours degree in Actuarial and Financial Studies from University College Dublin. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and a Qualified Financial Advisor. She is a gold medal winner in the LIA QFA exams and winner of the MyIBA Life Educational Achievement Award.
Director and Senior Defined Contribution Consultant,
John is a Director and Senior Consultant in our DC Practice with over 25 years’ experience in both Irish and international pension and not-for-profit schemes. John leads the delivery of retirement services for many of our largest advisory clients. A key area of focus of John’s is to ensure that schemes benefit from our knowledge of best practice, latest trends and ideas as they emerge in the global DC marketplace. John has worked closely with some of the largest schemes in the country focussing on fund selection, default fund construction and tailoring, DC member engagement and communication programmes.
John holds a John holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from University College Dublin and is a Qualified Financial Adviser.
Master Trust Board
Independent Chair of LifeSight master trust
Ciarán is an experienced Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Board Risk and Audit Committees in Life Assurance and General Insurance companies. An Actuary by training, Ciarán’s executive and management career has been focused on Pensions, Life Assurance and Banking. He has also managed governance issues for Boards in large complex regulatory and plc environments, while serving as a Company Secretary, during a period of extensive restructuring and regulatory intervention in financial services. In addition to being a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, Ciarán is also a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management and a Certified Bank Director.
In his role as Independent Chair of LifeSight Ireland Trustees DAC, Ciarán will lead the growth of the LifeSight Ireland master trust, which enables employers to benefit from high-quality, lower risk, market-competitive pension provision without the governance burden for trustees.
Managing Director of Trustee Principles Limited / Trustee Representative
Bruce has over 30 years’ experience in the pensions industry and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role.
Prior to TPL, Bruce worked in WTWs advisory business and managed a team of corporate pension consultants and acted as relationship manager on some of their largest pension clients. In the period from 2001 to 2015 Bruce worked for IFG Ireland Group which was acquired by WTW (then Willis Risk Services Ireland Limited). Bruce was a director of Planlife Trustee Services Limited, IFG’s Ireland Group’s corporate trustee company during that time.
Bruce has successfully completed the IIPM Law and Governance Programme for Trustees and is QPT (Qualified Pension Trustee) and is a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management (FIIPM). Bruce is also a Revenue Commissioner approved Pensioneer Trustee.
Director of TPL / Trustee Representative
Kirstie qualified as a barrister in 1997 and has specialised in pensions law since 1998, providing advice and guidance in relation to pension scheme management.
In February 2015 Kirstie was appointed by the Tánaiste to the Pensions Council, the body which advises the Minister for Social Protection on pensions issues.
She is a former Chairman of the Association of Pensions Lawyers in Ireland, a Member of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management and a past member of the Legislation Committee of the then Pensions Board (now the Pensions Authority).
Senior Director, WTW and Director of LifeSight Ireland Trustees DAC
Neil is a senior pensions consultant who for, more than 35 years, has worked in the Irish pensions industry as a strategic adviser to defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid pension schemes. Since 2018, Neil has led our governance and risk management initiatives on behalf of clients, managing research and tools development; supporting consulting teams in building strong governance frameworks for clients; and, developing our leading trustee risk management offerings. Neil currently chairs our related Risk Leadership Group. Neil's involvement with LifeSight Ireland pre-dates his appointment as a trustee director through supporting the then Trustees on development of governance and risk management frameworks.
Neil is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, an Associate of the Irish Institute of Pensions Managers, and a Qualified Pension Trustee.