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John Calvert

John Calvert

John Calvert – Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, John is responsible for delivering the strategic growth ambitions of the business, and the day-to-day running of BCP. A Chartered Accountant by profession, John joined BCP in 1999, having built up a wealth of experience in both accountancy practice and in industry. He was appointed Finance Director in 2004 and CEO in 2012. He has overseen the transformation of the firm into one of the largest and most respected investment firms in Ireland, during a very challenging period for the industry. John holds a BComm and a Masters in Accounting through University College Dublin and is also a Registered Stockbroker through the Institute of Banking. Having enjoyed a successful career as an inter-county footballer with Dublin and his club St. Vincents, John now coaches with his club. He recently helped St. Vincents to their 2nd All-Ireland Club title in 6 years. He also enjoys running and waterskiing.

Email: jcalvert@bcp.ie

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Colman Phelan

Colman Phelan

Colman Phelan – Intermediary Director
Colman has responsibility for the promotion of the BCP investment propositions to the independent financial adviser community. As a Certified Financial Planner (CFP®), Qualified Financial Adviser and Registered Stockbroker, Colman has been delivering solutions to financial advisers on behalf of BCP since 2000 in open-ended investments, geared property, structured products & capital secure bonds for investment, pension and credit union investors.
 
Colman admits to listening to dated music (according to his kids). However unlike him, they haven’t as yet been Irish Windsurfing Champion or Irish Speed Record Holder for a Sail Powered Craft.
 

Email: cphelan@bcp.ie

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Ursula Foley

Ursula Foley

Ursula Foley – Director
Having joined BCP in 1986, Ursula is responsible for back office administration & is actively involved in all areas of company development and the ongoing management of the firm. Ursula previously worked in administration and corporate recovery for Arthur Andersen in Sydney, Australia.  
 

Email: ufoley@bcp.ie

John O'Hanlon

John O'Hanlon

John O’Hanlon – Director
John joined BCP as a Non Executive Director in 2012 & also sits on the Compliance and Risk Committee, which he joined in 2013. John is a Chartered Accountant who currently provides Independent Chairman & Non-Executive Director services to a number of financial industry clients, bringing his significant experience of senior; strategic, managerial and operational roles, at CEO/Director level, in the banking, asset management and insurance segments of the financial services industry, both internationally and in Ireland.
 
John has over ten years experience as Group Chief Executive at Allianz-Ireland, one of Irelands largest insurers & previously held the position as General Manager & Country Head – Ireland, at the First National Bank of Chicago.
 

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Joe Rooney

Joe Rooney

Joe Rooney – Independent Non-Executive Director

Joe was appointed to the Board of BCP in 2016, as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He has over 30 years international experience as an economist and equity analyst. Joe is also currently interim Chairman of Oneview Healthcare plc, the specialist medical group. Joe’s wealth of investment expertise, experience and board governance skills will assist BCP enhance its service offering as well as help guide the firm through the next phase of growth.

Nick Cullen

Nick Cullen – Director

Nick Cullen sits on the Board of BCP as a Non-Executive Director. Nick’s blend of property and financial qualifications (Mathematics and Structural & Civil Engineering, Trinity College and Real Estate Economics & Finance, London School of Economics) along with 10+ years commercial property experience, uniquely positions him to provide expert advice on its property investment strategies. Nick has been involved with BCP on a number of levels for almost 10 years and has been particularly influential in advising the firm on property transactions in Dublin and London. Nick manages a diversified property portfolio valued at over €500m and his knowledge of market trends, asset management, risk management and value extraction will be an important part of the development of BCP’s property business. 

Roger Conan

Roger Conan

Roger Conan – Chairman, Independent Non-Executive Director

Roger joined the Board of BCP as an Independent Non-Exec Director, and Chairman in 2017. Roger started his career with KPMG where he qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Roger gained a wealth of experience in financial services over the years, including working in very senior roles with Dermot Desmond’s for 15 years.  He was involved in the development and management of the IFSC, which was a landmark project. Roger currently sits on the Board of the ICAV that owns 50% of Dundrum Shopping Centre, and also sits on the Board of Datalex plc. He brings a wealth of commercial, financial and oversight experience to assist us navigate the next stage of our growth.