Trustee Decisions is a specialist company providing impartial and independent trusteeship to private and public group pension schemes. Trustee Decisions supports trustees in carrying out their responsibilities in compliance with the best standard of corporate and pension scheme governance.

Who We Are

Trustee Decisions is a specialist company providing impartial and independent professional advice to trustees of private and public group pension schemes.

What We Do

Provide confidential, impartial and independent advice to support trustees in carrying out their responsibilities with the best standard of corporate governance and pension laws.

Why You Should Choose Us

With over thirty years of consultancy experience, across a broad range of industries and pension schemes, we provide impartial, professional advice to trustee boards.

About Us

Jim Foley, Executive Director, worked in the Financial Services, Education, Telecommunications and Pensions sectors in Ireland and the UK over the last twenty five years.

Jim is a former Chairman, Director and Council Member of the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) and holds Non-Executive Director positions with IPUT plc, INTRUST Properties Ltd and Irish Forestry Unit Trust Forestry Management Ltd.

Jim Foley

Executive Director, Trustee Decisions Limited

James Kavanagh, Managing Director, has over twenty-five years’ experience in advising trustee boards across a broad range of schemes:

  • Private sector funded defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans.
  • Public sector pay as you go defined benefit pension plans
  • Public sector funded defined benefit and defined contribution pension plans

James Kavanagh has experience in working in a wide range of industries, including construction, energy, financial services, HR, legal, manufacturing, medical, IT and tourism.

Projects which James has been principal advisor include (1) establishment of funded and unfunded occupational pension schemes, (2) advising trustees of existing schemes (3) merger and acquisitions of pension schemes, (4) determination of corporate governance and compliance and (5) wind-up of pension schemes. James has also worked on Trust RACs and advised employers on Groups Personal Retirement Savings Accounts (PRSAs) and Master Trusts.

James started his career, in 1989, working in what is now AON Hewitt. In 1999 James joined the pensions consulting division of Ernst & Young. James moved to what is now Willis Towers Watson as a Senior Consultant when the Ernst & Young pension consulting division was sold in 2006.

James is the current Chairman of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland (CGAI) and during 2019 was appointed to advise the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Transport Tourism and Sport on matters related to and of corporate governance whilst in 2017 was appointed to a Statutory Consultative Panel on the Governance of Charitable Organisations by the Charities Regulator.

James is a member of the European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI), the International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN), as well as having membership in the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), the Association of Pension Lawyers in Ireland (APLI), the Institute of Directors (IOD) and the Institute of International and European Affairs (IIEA).

James has served as a Board Member of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) Foundation Board and Governance Committee and  is a former Board of Management Member of Holy Faith Secondary School Clontarf, Dublin 3. In March 2017, James was appointed to a Statutory Consultative Panel on the Governance of Charitable Organisations by the Charities Regulator.

James was appointed to the Office of Peace Commissioner by Alan Shatter, Minister for Justice in September, 2013

James is a regular columnist and contributor to the media (e.g. Irish Times and Sunday Business Post).

James qualifications include a B.A. (Econ), MSc (App Gov), QFA, CDip. Pens, FIIPM, QTP, PTP and AffSAI.

James Kavanagh

Managing Director, Trustee Decisions Limited

Paul Kenny, Non-Executive Director, spent more than thirty-four years in the pensions industry before being appointed Ireland’s first Pensions Ombudsman in 2003. Paul retired as Pensions Ombudsman in May 2016.

Paul was a founder Fellow of the Irish Institute of Pensions Management (IIPM) and a Director for ten years of the Retirement Planning Council of Ireland (RPC) and its Chairman for three years.

Paul Kenny

Non-Executive Director, Trustee Decisions Limited

Trustee Decisions Limited

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