Bespoke Trustees Limited was established in 2006 and since then has evolved into a leading provider of self-administered pension structures to the Irish pensions market, administering pension assets in excess of €225m. Bespoke, along with sister company Bespoke Investments Limited, offers market leading self-administered pensions solutions for company directors, employees, sole traders and self-employed professionals, both pre and post retirement. We provide an efficient, transparent and competitive platform, which allow us to perform our dual role as Pensioneer Trustee and Registered Administrator to the highest standard. We are not financial advisors and do not offer financial advice, but rather execute investment instructions from clients after they have discussed them with their financial advisors.
John McDonnell BBS QFA LIAP
Managing Director and Pensioneer Trustee
John McDonnell is Bespoke’s Managing Director. John holds a bachelor of business studies (BBS) degree from University of Limerick as well as the Life Assurance Association’s (LIA) Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) and Pensions (LIAP) diplomas. John is a Revenue appointed Pensioneer Trustee in a personal capacity. After completing his degree John spent 3 years with Eagle Star Life (Now Zurich) as broker consultant in the Northeast region. In 2003 John formed Cathedral Financial Consultants Limited, a Dundalk based brokerage in which he still retains a board position. John was instrumental in setting up both Bespoke Trustees Limited in 2006 and sister company Bespoke Investments Limited in 2008, where he works on a full time basis. Having worked both in broker consultancy and as a pensions and investment broker, John is acutely aware of the requirements of the Financial broker in the current market and believes Bespoke are ideally placed to provide the best in class service to its nationwide broker network.
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John McEneaney FCCA
Chairman, Director and Pensioneer Trustee
John McEneaney joined the firm of KMR Chartered Accountants in 1978 and became a partner in 1989. John has developed extensive networks in business, banking and legal circles. John is chairman and director of Bespoke Trustees Ltd and is responsible for the strategic direction of the company. John sits on the board of a number of private limited companies acting as an executive director and business consultant. John is a Revenue appointed Pensioneer Trustee in a personal capacity.
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Fergus McArdle FCCA
Fergus McArdle is a director of Bespoke and is responsible for corporate governance within the company. With over thirty years business experience, Fergus has helped restructure and execute business plans to enable companies implement best practice and creative ideas, and achieve positive growth results. Fergus served until recently as Chairman of Bord Na Mona and holds key positions across the private and public sectors.
Gerard Watters FCCA
Director & Financial Controller
Gerard is a Director of Bespoke Trustees Limited and is the company’s financial controller. Like John and Fergus, Gerard is a partner in KMR Chartered Certified Accountants and brings his wealth of accounting and taxation experience and knowledge to the board of Bespoke.
Admin Manager, Pensioneer Trustee and Company Secretary
Mary Logan has been with Bespoke Trustees Limited since its inception. Mary is a Revenue approved Pensioneer Trustee, an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) and holds a Degree in International Business Communications (BA), a Qualified Financial Advisor Diploma (QFA) and a Diploma in Mutual Funds. Mary has extensive experience in the pensions industry. She works with brokers and intermediaries in providing their clients with technical advice with regard to their retirement planning.
Prior to joining Bespoke, Mary worked in corporate finance for over 6 years with Citgroup. She has considerable experience in many areas of international financial administration and settlements providing client services to the major financial institutions and Banks in the UK and US.
Sterrin has worked for Bespoke Trustees for over 5 years with over 10 years combined experience in both the pensions and banking sector, prior to joining Bespoke Trustees. Sterrin hold’s the Institute of Bankers Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) Diploma, Institute of Bankers Specialist Certificate in Customer Relationships & Services, Institute of Bankers Specialist Certificate in Credit & Lending, Bank of Ireland Business Banking Certificate. Sterrin worked for a number of years in a large life and pensions brokerage in the north east and prior to that spent 10 years with major Irish bank.
Pauline has worked in the life & pensions industry for over 14 years, and has worked with Bespoke Trustees Ltd for over 5 years. Prior to joining, she worked in a major northeast brokerage for a number of years, & prior to that, spent over 6 years working for a large Irish insurance company. She has extensive experience in all areas of the life & pensions sector. Pauline holds a Financial Planning Diploma (QFA), a Professional Diploma in Compliance (LCOI), and a Diploma in Management & Industrial Relations. She is a member of the LIA & Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland.
Sara has worked for Bespoke Trustees Limited for almost 3 years with over 8 years combined experience in both the pensions and banking sector, prior to joining Bespoke. Sara holds the Institute of Bankers Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA) Diploma.