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People in ILIM

Managing Director

Patrick Burke Phone – 353-1-704 2589353-1-704 2589

Managing Director

Patrick was appointed Managing Director of Irish Life Investment Managers (ILIM) in 2013. Prior to this he was responsible for the delivery of investment products and services to trustees and pension clients and for the strategic development of investment solutions to the institutional pensions market.

Patrick is a solicitor by profession, an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute and an Associate of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers.

Chief Investment Officer

Colm O'NeillPhone – 353-1-704 2658353-1-704 2658

Chief Investment Officer

Colm was appointed Chief Investment Officer in January 2008 with responsibility for fund management of ILIM’s Active and Indexed business. Prior to this Colm held the role of CIO Indexation and Portfolio Management.

Colm was instrumental in the establishment of ILIM’s Passive Fund Management capabilities in 1995 and in 1998 assumed full responsibility for the structured investment area. Colm has managed a range of investment portfolios including fixed interest, Irish equities and derivatives. Before joining ILIM in 1993 Colm held a number of group roles including Actuary - Group Business and Corporate Valuation Actuary.

Portfolio Management Team

Eunice Dreelan Phone – 353-1-704 2414353-1-704 2414

Director - Investment Development

Eunice Dreelan is Director Investment Development at Irish Life Investment Managers and is responsible for the delivery of investment service to Irish Life’s client base representing over €60bn in asset. Eunice is a regular speaker at pension and investment seminars in both Ireland and the UK and currently sits on the IAPF and Irish Funds Councils.  Eunice has been with ILIM for over 10 years and prior to that spent 6 years in Europe and South Africa as Head of Sales and Marketing for Irish Life International.  Eunice has also worked with Goodbody Stockbrokers, Aon Hewitt and Invesco all of which have contributed to her broad industry knowledge.

Nicholas MacShane Phone – 353-1-856 3290353-1-856 3290

Head of DB Portfolio Management

Nicholas joined ILIM in 2001 as a Senior Portfolio Manager with responsibility for all aspects of the Irish Life Assurance relationship. In 2005, Nicholas was appointed to the Institutional Portfolio Management team and in 2012 was appointed as Head of DB Portfolio Management with responsibility for Client Relationship Management. He has over 21 years’ experience working in the financial services industry having worked for Progressive Life Assurance, Irish Life Assurance and most recently Irish Life Investment Managers.  

He holds a primary degree in Economics and Computer Science from University College Cork, a MSc. in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University and a MBA from the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin.  Nicholas completed the Professional Diploma in Corporate Governance at the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business at University College Dublin in 2017.

Martina WalshPhone – 353-1-856 3055353-1-856 3055

Portfolio Manager

Martina joined the Investment Development team in November 2006 assuming responsibility for servicing the investment needs of our institutional clients. Prior to this she was a Manager of the Dealing Desk in ILIM, with responsibility for trading global equities, derivatives and FX.

Her previous professional experience also includes 4 years at Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt and Milan where she was responsible for US Equities Trading and FX trading. She also worked previously as a fund accountant in MeesPierson in Dublin. During her time in Frankfurt she started the CFA programme and was awarded the charter in 2004. She also holds an honours degree in International Commerce from UCD.

Eoin KeatingPhone – 353-1-704 2020353-1-704 2020

Head of DC Portfolio Management

Eoin joined ILIM in 2007 and is responsible for looking after the relationship with institutional clients with particular emphasis on the defined contribution pension schemes.

Prior to joining ILIM Eoin worked for almost 8 years in Ulster Bank on client facing lending teams in the Property Finance and Corporate Banking divisions. In addition he worked on the Ulster Bank Debt Capital Markets team helping to arrange and execute a range of capital and funding transactions. He graduated from Dublin City University with a Bachelor of Business Studies degree in which he specialised in Finance and he also holds the M.Sc. in Investment & Treasury from Dublin City University.

Karen MahonPhone – 353-1-856 3471353-1-856 3471

Portfolio Manager

Karen Mahon was appointed to the ILIM Portfolio Management team in June 2008 with particular responsibility for managing the investment needs of institutional clients in the defined contribution space.

Prior to taking on this position Karen worked with Irish Life International for seven years during which time she held a number of key investment management roles. She holds an honours primary Degree in International Business and Languages and the MSc. in Investment and Treasury from Dublin City University.

Carol LeonardPhone – 353-1-704 2034353-1-704 2034

Portfolio Manager

Carol Leonard joined ILIM in March 2012. She is part of the ILIM Portfolio Management Team with specific responsibility for managing the investment needs of institutional clients in the defined contribution space. Previously Carol had overall responsibility for Business Development in Ireland. Carol has over 11 years of institutional investment management experience.
Before joining ILIM, Carol worked for PIMCO as Head of Consultant Relations in Australia. Prior to that she worked with Fidelity Worldwide Investments in London on their Institutional Sales and Marketing Team, primarily working with investment consultants, DB and DC pension schemes. Carol graduated with a B.A. Honours Economics Degree followed by an M.A. from Trinity College Dublin and completed the Investment Management Certificate (UK SIP) in 2004. Carol completed the Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) qualification in 2013.

Brian MorrisseyPhone – 353-1-704 2198353-1-704 2198

Portfolio Manager

Brian Morrissey joined the ILIM Portfolio Management Team in March 2012 as part of the DC Team.

Prior to taking on this position Brian worked with both Kleinwort Benson Investors and FBD Investment Services during which time he held a number of key roles focused on both institutional and private clients, advising on a range of products including thematic equity funds, multi-asset funds, open-ended investment funds, capital-protected structured products and property syndicates . Brian holds a first-class honours primary Degree in Business Studies and an MBS in Management Information and Management Accounting from University College Cork.

Business Development Team

Sandra RockettPhone – 353-1-856-3413353-1-856-3413

Director - Business Development

Sandra is Director of Business Development in ILIM. Prior to joining ILIM in 2014, Sandra was Head of Financial Planning and Pension Advisory Services in Davy responsible for providing financial and investment advice to High Net Worth Clients, pension funds and charities and for the management and development of the Davy pension business. Sandra previously worked in Mercer where she held a role as Actuarial Consultant working with a range of public sector and multinational clients in relation to their pension arrangements. Sandra is a graduate in Actuarial Finance and Economics from University College Dublin, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and sits of the Society’s Finance and Investment Committee.