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Diarmuid Kelly

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Diarmuid Kelly was appointed Chief Executive of PIBA in March 2001 but was involved in PIBA as company secretary since 1996 and has played a key role in the development of the Association. Before his appointment as Chief Executive, Diarmuid worked in a family-run Life and Pensions Brokerage in Dublin. Diarmuid is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin and UCD where he obtained a Masters Degree in Economics. Diarmuid is a QFA and also holds a Diploma in Financial Planning.

Rachel McGovern (Doyle)

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Chief Operations Officer

Rachel McGovern joined PIBA in December 2000 and currently holds the position of Chief Operations Officer. Rachel studied in the Institute of Technology in Carlow and previously worked with the Pensions Board and Citibank before joining PIBA. Rachel has completed the QFA, FLIA, LIA Mortgage Diploma and the Insurance Institutes Foundation Certificate. Rachel has completed her Joint Financial Services Diploma and Personal Insolvency Practitioner course through the LIA.

Rachel also holds a Diploma in Human Resources Management awarded by Dublin Business School and the ICM and a Certificate in Training Practice awarded by CIPD. Rachel also completed a Diploma in Journalism with Independent Colleges.

Elizabeth Smith Wright

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Compliance Manager

Elizabeth joined PIBA in October 2008 and currently holds the position of Compliance Manager. She previously worked in EBS and Zurich.

Elizabeth graduated from University College Dublin with a BA Hons degree in Economics & History and from DIT Aungier St. with a Postgraduate in Legal Studies. She has completed the ACOI Professional Diploma and also holds the QFA qualification.

David Holton

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Business Development Manager

David started his career in PIBA in July 2008 and is currently holding the position of Business Development Manager. David is a graduate of The Institute of Art, Design & Technology where he obtained a Bachelor of Business (Honours) Degree in Business and Entrepreneurship. David is currently studying for his QFA qualification.

Aine Whelan

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Senior Compliance Assistant

Áine joined PIBA in February 2010 and currently holds the position of Senior Compliance Assistant. Áine graduated from the University of Limerick with a Honours Bachelor Degree in International Insurance and European Studies. She previously worked in Aviva. Áine has completed both the ACII and ACOI Professional Diploma.

Sarah Nolan

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Compliance Assistant

Sarah joined PIBA in April 2012 and currently holds the position of Compliance Assistant. Sarah graduated from the National University of Ireland, Maynooth with an Honours Bachelor Degree in Business Management. Sarah has recently obtained the ACOI Professional Diploma in Compliance.

Jessica Ivory

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Accounts & Administration Assistant

Jessica joined PIBA in February 2015 and currently holds the position of Accounts & Administration Assistant. Jessica graduated from the Institute of Technology, Tallaght with a Bachelor Degree in Accounting.

Kimberley Hyland

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Marketing Executive


Kimberley joined PIBA in September 2015 and currently holds the position of Marketing Executive. She previously worked in PIBA Mortgage Services and EBS Building Society. Kimberley holds a diploma in accounting, the APA in Lending and is currently studying for her full QFA qualification.