Our Team

Our team of experienced personnel has gained a breath of expertise across a variety of activities including investments, marketing and relationship management.

Board of Directors

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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.

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John O'Hanlon

Independent Non-Executive 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.

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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.

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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.

Investment Committee

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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.

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Simon Hoffman

Head of Intermediary Distribution

Simon joined BCP in 2019. Formerly Pensions and Investments Director at Friends First/Aviva, and previously with Irish Life, he has held a number of senior roles in propositions, marketing and distribution.

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Brian Carey

Head of Business Development

Brian is responsible for the design, structure and promotion of BCP investment products, and is also responsible for driving business development through BCP’s team of Broker Consultants.

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Darragh Wylie

Head of Operations

Having joined BCP in 2006, Darragh is responsible for a range of functions including the management of internal operations of the business. Darragh is a memeber of the Management Team, Investment Committee and Risk & Compliance Committee.

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James Finucane

Senior Investment Consultant

James joined BCP in 2015 from Invesco where he worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager, having previously worked with both Friends First and Bank of Ireland Private Banking.

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Jonathan McDermott

Senior Investment Product Analyst

Jonathan joined BCP in 2021 having worked as a structured product trader for almost four years. He is primarily responsible for the design, structure, and analysis of BCP investment products.

Investment Consultant Team

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Simon Hoffman

Head of Intermediary Distribution

Simon joined BCP in 2019. Formerly Pensions and Investments Director at Friends First/Aviva, and previously with Irish Life, he has held a number of senior roles in propositions, marketing and distribution.

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Ian Codd

Senior Investment Consultant

Having joined BCP in 2004 from Cornmarket Group Financial Services, Ian provides technical support & assistance to independent financial advisors across the country on BCP product. Ian holds a BSc in Chemistry from UCD, a Graduate Diploma in Business Studies from Michael Smurfit School of Business, UCD and is a Qualified Financial Advisor.

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John O’Driscoll

Senior Investment Consultant

John joined BCP in 2003 from JP Morgan previously having worked with a Futures and Options broker, Midas Trading House in the IFSC.

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James Finucane

Senior Investment Consultant

James joined BCP in 2015 from Invesco where he worked as a Senior Portfolio Manager, having previously worked with both Friends First and Bank of Ireland Private Banking.

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Ronan Doyle

Senior Investment Consultant

Ronan joined BCP in 2018 from Bank of Ireland where he worked as a Senior Private Banking Manager, having previously worked with Bloxham Stockbrokers and Independent Trustee Company (ITC).

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Shane Farrell

Investment Consultant

Shane joined BCP in 2017, having previously worked with TransferMate Global payments in Hong Kong and Australia, and HedgeServ in Dublin.

 Credit Union Team

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Gareth Fahey

Head of Credit Union Desk

Gareth joined BCP in 2012, taking responsibility for the expansion and growth of BCP’s market leading investment offering through key partners. Gareth’s experience and knowledge of the pensions and investment industry enhanced BCP’s ability to deliver superior investment solutions to our partners. Gareth brought a wealth of experience gained as a founding Director of Mercury Wealth Management and previously with Liberty Asset Management and Standard Life Investments.

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John Cunningham

Senior Investment Consultant

John joined BCP in 2015 bringing expertise in portfolio management, investment analysis and advice and business development.John holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from UCD and originally qualified as Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, also from UCD.In his spare time, John plays soccer and golf and he is a keen GAA fan.

Sales Support and Customer Service Team

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Mitch Santos

Sales Support and Customer Service Manager

Mitch joined BCP in 2006 and provides sales support to the BCP team of Investment Advisors. She also assists independent financial advisers in a wide range of areas in relation to the BCP propositions. Mitch is a Qualified Financial Advisor, a Certified Digital Marketing Professional, and also holds a Bachelor of Science in Tourism from the University of the Philippines (Diliman).

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Airis Talzi

Sales Support

Airis joined BCP in 2018 being an administrator and a recruiter previously. Airis provides sales support to the BCP team of Investment Advisors and also assists independent financial advisers in a wide range of areas in relation to the BCP propositions. Airis holds a BA in Economics and Information Studies from UCD and is currently in the process of becoming a Qualified Financial Advisor.

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David Loughnane

Sales Support

David joined BCP in 2019 being in Client Services & Administration Roles previously. David provides sales support to the BCP team of Investment Advisors and also assists independent financial advisers in a wide range of areas in relation to the BCP propositions.

 Administration Team

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Sheena Doherty

Maturities Team Leader

Sheena joined BCP in 2004 and works as part of the BCP Administration Team in her role as a Senior Portfolio Administrator. She is responsible for overseeing the Maturities Department.

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Eamonn Ruane

Senior Pensions Co-Ordinator

Eamonn joined BCP in 2010 from Citadel Financial Advice where he held the position of Admin & Commission Team Leader. He is BCP’s Senior Pensions Co-Ordinator and was brought on to deal with existing ARF and AMRF business along with new business.

Compliance 

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John O’Conor

Head of Compliance and MLRO

John holds an honours Business Studies degree from Dublin City University. He is a Qualified Financial Adviser, and one of the first holders of the Professional Diploma in Compliance and is a Licentiate of the Association of Compliance Officers in Ireland.

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Marine Hector

Compliance Analyst

Marine joined BCP in 2021 as Compliance analyst, having previously worked in compliance roles with two of Europe’s biggest banks.

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Brian Cahalin

Chief Risk Officer

Brian is a Chartered Accountant and joined BCP in 2020. He brings over 35 years of experience in finance, compliance, and risk roles.

Finance

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Hayat Chamkar

Head of Finance

Hayat joined BCP in 2021 as Head of Finance. She has over 13 years’ experience in financial services in Ireland and in France. Hayat is a chartered accountant and holds a master's in Audit and Accountancy.

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Linda Cottrell

Head of Client Asset Oversight

Linda joined BCP in 2006 as a member of our Finance Department, she was appointed Head of Client Asset Oversight in 2021.