About – Steering Group

Industry Steering Committee

Alex Fisher 

MD, Head of Business Learning Consultants and Head of Learning EMEA, State Street

Paul Sweetman,

Director, Financial Services Ireland

Michelle Spencer,

Director – Business Development, Irish Funds

Declan Jackson,

Director of Government Affairs, Insurance Ireland

Gavin Purtill,

Head of Capital Markets – BPFI

Aine O’Sullivan, (Vice-chair)

Global Learning and Development Manager, GAM Fund Management

Ruth Bishop, (Chair)

Regional Head of AllianzU Northern Europe & MENA
Allianz Care

Helen Godsil,

Business Training Manager, HSBC Securities Services (Ireland) DAC

Michael D’arcy,

CEO, Irish Association of Investment Managers

Julie Toner,

Head of Talent Acquisition (Interim) & Talent & People Development Management

Zurich Insurance


Grant Thornton have been working with IFS Skillnet since 2019 and value our relationship with them, especially as we adjusted to Covid and the virtual training environment last year. They provide training opportunities that are beneficial to our staff with facilitators that are knowledgeable, approachable and practical.

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