LifeSight Ireland Master Trust appoints independent chair

LifeSight Ireland Trustee DAC (LITD), trustee to WTW Ireland’s defined contribution master trust, has announced the appointment of Ciarán Long as independent chair.

In his new role, Long will lead the growth of the LifeSight Ireland master trust. He is an experienced independent non-executive director and chair of board risk and audit committees in life assurance and general insurance companies. An actuary by training, Long’s executive and management career has been focused on pensions, life assurance and banking.

He has also managed board governance issues in large complex regulatory and plc environments, while serving as a company secretary, during a period of extensive restructuring and regulatory intervention in financial services.

In addition to being a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and the Society of Actuaries in Ireland, Long is also a Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management and a Certified Bank Director. He has a diploma from the Institute of Directors Chartered Director Programme and an MSc in Business Administration from Trinity College Dublin.

Commenting on the appointment, LifeSight Ireland head, Maria Quinlan, stated: “This is an important appointment for LifeSight Ireland, and I am delighted to welcome Ciarán as Independent Chair. Ciarán has a wealth of experience and a real focus on improving members’ engagement, understanding and retirement outcomes in Ireland. Independence is a strong part of our proposition which is reflected heavily in our investment approach, advice to members and is now further enhanced by the appointment of Ciaran to the board.”

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