The Board of Directors is the governing body for the Retirement Planning Council. The board meets on a quarterly basis and is responsible for the management of the affairs of the organisation. All directors serve on a voluntary basis.

Aidan O’Mara (Chairman)
Aidan O’Mara (Chairman)
Aidan O’Mara is the Principal Consultant at OMaraHR and is a former Head of Human Resources at Grafton Group plc 1990-2009. He is a current member of the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) since 2008. He is a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development; a Certified Mediator on the NRM National Register of Mediator’s; a member of the Disciplinary Committee of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland and holds a M.Sc. (Mgmt.) degree from Trinity College Dublin.

Emer Moriarty Crowley (Vice Chair)
Emer Moriarty Crowley (Vice Chair)
Emer Moriarty Crowley is a senior Corporate Lawyer with over thirty years experience specialising  in corporate law and governance, and business transformation. She is a former Director of the Corporate Department at A&L Goodbody Solicitors and was Deputy General Counsel at Aviva Ireland.  Emer has extensive experience in providing corporate governance advice to major Irish and international corporations and she holds a Diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD’s Smurfit Business School.  Emer is a non–executive director of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland and is a volunteer with The Irish Childrens Pilgrimage Trust.

Vincent Brett
Vincent Brett
Vincent Brett is a Qualified Financial Adviser as approved by the III and LIA and has over 30 years experience in financial services. As Director with Willis Risk Services, he is responsible for providing independent financial planning advice on employee benefits, retirement counselling, inheritance planning life, serious illness, investment and ancillary services. He has served on the Executive of the National Youth Council of Ireland, the Youth Forum of the European Community Executive, the National Parents Council of Ireland (Post primary) and many community and Educational committees. He is currently a council member of the Irish Brokers Association (IBA) and Chairman of the Financial Services Committee.

Alan Broxson
Alan Broxson
Alan Broxson joined the Irish Pensions Trust in 1965 and trained in all aspects of the management of pension funds . Appointed to the Board of Irish Pensions Trust in 1984 and recently retired as Executive Chairman although remaining as a non-executive Director. Alan was a member of the National Pensions Board, is a former Chairman of the IAPF and former Chairman of the European Federation for Retirement Provision. Alan is a Founding Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Managers.

Pauline Killeen
Pauline Killeen
Pauline Killeen is a Senior Manager in Client Services in Irish Life having previously worked as a Partner in Mercer in Dublin and Director of Client Services in Irish Pensions Trust. She is a Council Member and past President of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management. Pauline is a graduate of UCD.

Michael Quinn
Michael Quinn
Michael Quinn has over thirty years of experience working in Human Resources in the Financial Sector. As an employee of AIB he was a member of the Banks Staff Relations Committee, the industrial relations negotiating body for the Irish Banks. He spent a large part of his career working in AIB and finally heading up the Reward and Pensions functions. In transitioning to retirement he has trained as a Mediator and is currently undertaking HR consultancy work in Financial Services.

Billy Sheehan
Billy Sheehan
Billy Sheehan started his career as a primary school teacher. Subsequently he spent 25 years working for the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation. As Assistant General Secretary he had responsibility for negotiating and advising on teachers conditions of employment including pension matters. During this time he organised and delivered retirement planning sources for up to 600 teachers annually. In January 2016 following his departure from the INTO, Billy took up a post as General Secretary of the Retired Teachers’ Association of Ireland an organisation that has almost 10,000 retired primary teachers as members. Billy was nominated to the Board of the RPCI by the Irish Congress of Trade Unions.

Frank O’Riordan
Frank O’Riordan
Frank O’Riordan has 30 years’ experience in the asset management and funds management industry. He has operated at Senior Management and Board level. He has managed client assets at Chief Investment Officer (CIO) level and has served both as CEO and Chairman of an asset and funds management business. Frank is President of the Securities and Investments Institute in Ireland CISI), a Trustee of the AIB Ireland Pension Scheme and Independent Director of five Irish domiciled Authorised Funds. These include both UCITS and AIFM regulated Funds with assets of over several billion Euro under management across the investment spectrum. Frank chairs three of these Funds. He is also a Director of the Retirement Planning Council. Frank has extensive experience in running a complex business with operations in Ireland, the UK and the US as well as having direct hands on experience and responsibility for investment management, risk management and governance and has been approved by the Central Bank of Ireland for these functions. He has over 17 years’ experience operating at Board level.
Paddy Keating
Paddy Keating
Paddy Keating was employed as a trade union official for over 35 years, working as General Secretary of the Irish Tax Officials Union, Deputy General Secretary of the Union of Professional and Technical Civil Servants and National Secretary/General Manager of IMPACT, a mainly public sector trade union. He has also worked for the Revenue Commissioners. As a trade union official he dealt with a wide range of industrial, work organisation and socio/economic issues and was involved in negotiations with Government Departments on many employment legislation and socio/economic matters, including tax and pension policy. His role as General Manager in IMPACT involved responsibility for union finances, investments, premises, procurement, membership services, IT systems, data protection and a range of other issues. He has been a member of the Board of the Equality Authority, the Irish Auditing and Accounting Supervisory Authority, a member of the Dept of Finance’s Public Private Partnership Informal Advisory Committee and Dublin City Council’s Efficiency Audit Group. He is currently a trustee of two pension schemes and a lay member of the Law Society’s Complaints and Client Relations Committee.
Ray Kenny
Ray Kenny
Ray Kenny is a Chartered Accountant (FCA) with a Marketing Diploma (IMI) and an Advance Certificate in Business Counselling (Durham University). Since 2003 has been Director Finance & Administration of Clongowes Wood College, the Jesuit boarding school based in Clane Co Kildare. He is responsible for Finance, HR/IR, Capital Projects, Catering, Housekeeping, and Facilities Management on a 500-acre campus, hosting 430 students and a staff of 120. He acts as advisor to the Clongowes Wood College Foundation and is a member of the Clongowes Farm Management Board. He has experience of not for profit and charity organisations and has held executive board positions in the aviation industry, SME consultancy and general engineering sector.
Dr Brigid M. Milner
Dr Brigid M. Milner
Dr Brigid Milner has worked as a full-time academic in the field of Strategic HRM for more than 25 years. She currently lectures within the School of Business in Waterford Institute of Technology and has also worked internationally in both India and France in Visiting Professor roles. From 2014 to 2015, she was Head of the Management Group in Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, a Chinese-UK joint venture based in Suzhou, China.
Parallel to her academic career, Brigid has worked extensively as a specialist HR consultant across the private, public and semi-state sectors. As a Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), she has contributed to CIPD in both Ireland and the UK, as a member of the CIPD Ireland Executive, and as the Irish representative on CIPD (UK) main policy making committee. Brigid is particularly interested in the area of retirement and specifically partial retirement and the opportunities represented by this for both individuals and organisations.
Brigid holds a BA (Hons) in Personnel Management; a Masters in Business Studies; a PhD, and is a certified as both an Executive Coach and Workplace Mediator.
Mary Connaughton, M.A., FCIPD
Mary Connaughton, M.A., FCIPD
Mary Connaughton is Director of CIPD in Ireland and is a Chartered Fellow of the Institute. In her role she is leading the development and contribution of the HR profession in Ireland, and how it adapts and champions better work and working lives.

Mary has a wealth of HR experience having previously headed up HR Development services in IBEC, where she worked with leaders on the development of HR practices.

She started her career as a Psychologist in the civil service, and then moved to FAS and Bank of Ireland Life working on training and development interventions, before moving into consulting where she worked across the public and private sectors on strategic HR and leadership development initiatives.

Mary is passionate about developing people and workplaces to be at their best.