The Staff

The staff at Signature Trustee Services Limited aim to provide a professional and fully comprehensive Trustee Service. We are Trustees specialising in Private Defined Benefit Pension Schemes, Private Defined Contribution Pension Schemes, Personal Pensions, Personal Retirement Bonds (PRB's) and Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSA's). We also utilise the services of external providers for the administration of Approved Retirement Funds and Minimum Approved Retirement Funds.

 

Paula Kershaw - Head of Group Pensions

Paula has over 14 years’ experience in the pensions industry, incorporating administration of all occupational pension schemes, with equal experience in both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution type arrangements. Paula is a member of the IIPM (Irish Institute of Pension Managers) and through CPD development has built up in-depth technical expertise tailored towards Occupational Pension Schemes in particular. Paula holds a Degree from UCD.

                       

For information please call 01-4546559 or email Paula@Signaturetrustee.ie

 

Grainne Kearns - Manager SSAS Team

Grainne has over 8 years’ experience in the financial services sector and began her career with Aviva in the Ark Life Pensions Team before moving to PwC and working as a Pension Consultant where she garnered a wealth of experience in full service DC Scheme Portfolio Management. Grainne is a Qualified Financial Advisor and has completed the Professional Diploma in Retirement Planning Advice along with the Professional Certificate In DC Pension Scheme Trusteeship.  Grainne is the Manager of the small- self administration team in Paul Ryan with a focus on the provision of customer service excellence to our SSAP clients and the development of new client relationships. 

For information please call 01-4546559 or email: Grainne@Signaturetrustee.ie

 

Gavin McGuinness - Company Registered Administrator

On graduation from Trinity College Dublin, Gavin began his career in Financial Services working in Business Banking for Bank of Ireland as a Customer Service Advisor. With a strong interest in Pensions and Investments, Gavin is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma in Finance in DIT Aungier Street and is APA in Savings & Investments, Loans and Pensions. He aims to complete his QFA shortly.

For information please call 01-4546559 or email: Gavin@paulryan.ie

 

Darragh Hogan - Portfolio Manager

Darragh has previously worked in the Pensions New Business Team in New Ireland Assurance. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies from Dublin Business School and a Higher Certificate in Mechanical Engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology. Darragh has completed his QFA. Darragh is a Portfolio Manager on the Small Self-Administered Pensions team.  

 

For information please call 01-4546559 

 

Niall Connaughton - Portfolio Manager

Niall has previously completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in University College Dublin, a Higher Diploma in Psychology from Dublin Business School and a further Masters of Science in Management Practice from Dublin Business School. Since graduating in 2014, Niall has gathered experience in the Financial Services Industry, working in Occupational Pension Schemes and Small Self-Administered Pension Schemes. Niall has completed his QFA and has also obtained his Professional Diploma In Retirement Planning Advice. Niall is a Portfolio Manager on the Small Self-Administered Pensions team.  

For information please call 01-4546559

 

Andrea Shore

Andrea has 10 years experience in the Financial Services Sector. Andrea has previously worked in the General Insurance and Banking Finance sectors. A member of the Life Insurance Association of Ireland, Andrea is a Qualified Financial Adviser and holds a Bachelors Degree in Science from Trinity College.
 
 

For information please call 01-4546559 or email Andrea@Signaturetrustee.ie

 

Josephine Justice

Josephine is a Qualified Financial Adviser with over 15 years experience in the Financial Services Sector. Josephine looks after the administration of the day to day running of the office.

 

 

For information please call 01-4546559 or email Josephine@Signaturetrustee.ie

 

Ann O'Brien

Ann has over 20 years experience in Finance and heads our accounts department. Ann has worked for a number of Industry sectors including IT, Media and Training as well as one of the ‘Big 4’ accountancy firms. Ann is a Qualified Financial Adviser and is IATI qualified.  Ann is heavily experienced in the accounting and compliance procedures required for the Financial Services Industry today. 

For information please call 01-4546559 or email Ann@Signaturetrustee.ie

 

Breda Ryan

Breda Ryan has worked for Paul Ryan IPFC since its establishment. Breda is in charge of general filing and assists staff with the internal administration processes within Paul Ryan IPFC. Breda works part-time within the office and is an integral part of our firm.