Committee Members

Committee Members

The committee is made up of individuals from a number of large, medium and small firms. All representing different segments of the APTI membership and each with a unique set of skills. The committee members give their time for free, united in an effort to enhance the APTI message into the wider community.    

Tommy Nielsen

Tommy Nielsen is a qualified solicitor. He holds a Master of Laws, LLM from Aarhus University. Tommy chairs the Law Society’s Pensions Committee, lectures on pensions at its Diploma Programme and has written articles on pensions and pensions-related matters for the Law Society Gazette, the Parchment of the Dublin Bar Association and the Irish Broker. Tommy is the Legal Officer of Independent Trustee Company Limited. 

Jim Connolly

Jim Connolly is a Pensioneer Trustee and lectures on the Institute of Bankers Post Graduate Dip in Financial Planning. He is a regular and well known commentator on Irish pension matters and an advocate of pensions simplicity. He was voted Irish Pensions Personality of the year at the Irish Pension awards in November 2015.  Jim is Head of Pension and Technical Services with Goodbody.

Kevin Coghlan

Kevin Coghlan QFA, FLIA is a Pensioneer Trustee, Past Chairman of the Dublin Region of the Life Assurance Association and has previously worked at committee level with the Professional Insurance Brokers Association.  He is a contributor to press and professional publications and lectures on pensions and investment.  Kevin is MD of TierOne Prudential and Trustees Limited.

Eugene Foley

Eugene Foley is a Pensioneer Trustee and Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Managers.  Eugene is a Past Chairman of the Association of Pension Trustees and is one of the industry’s leading technical experts and a specialist in pensions trusteeship.  Eugene is Managing Director of Harvest Trustees Limited.

Mary Logan

Mary Logan is a Pensioneer Trustee and an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA). She holds a degree in International Business Communications (BA), is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and has a Diploma in Mutual Funds. Mary has extensive technical experience in the pensions industry and also has experience in corporate finance and international financial administration and settlements. Mary Is Technical Manager with Bespoke Trustees Limited.

Peter Feighan

Peter Feighan is a Certified Financial Planner, CFP®. Peter holds a degree in Business Studies from Dublin City University (DCU) and a postgraduate Diploma in Financial Planning from University College Dublin.  He is a member of the Institute of Bankers in Ireland and is an expert in pensions and tax structuring.  Peter is a Senior Financial Planning Consultant with Davy. 

Paul Ryan

Paul Ryan is a Pensioneer Trustee, Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers and Past Chairman of the Association of Pension Trustees. Paul held many senior positions within the industry and was a director of Goodbody Stockbrokers.  Paul is MD of Paul Ryan Limited.

Louise O'Connor

Louise is a Chartered Accountant (ACA), Chartered Tax Advisor (CTA), Certified Financial Planner™ (CFP®), Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and Pension Trustee Practitioner (PTP). She graduated from University of Limerick with an honours degree in Law and Accounting and from UCD/IOB in 2018 with a First Class Honours Master’s Degree in Financial Services. Louise is Deputy Head of Advisory Services at BCWM plc.