Irish Pensions and Finance

Introducing IPFs new Managing Director


We are delighted to announce the recent appointment of Claire Hanrahan as IPFs new Managing Director.

A Qualified Financial Advisor, Claire joined IPF in 2005 having previously held roles in Zurich and VHI. She was promoted to Team Manager at IPF in 2008 and later progressed to become a Partner and Chief Operations Officer at the growing business in 2016.

She takes over the role of Managing Director from Owen Dwyer who co-founded the company in 1993 and is now taking on the role of IPF Chairman.


Claire, who holds a BA in International Business and an MBS in Marketing, will lead IPF’s team of 38 financial advisers at the company’s headquarters in Clonee, Co. Meath. She will be supported by a newly established senior management team including Carol Crahan, who takes over the role of Chief Operations Office and Blaithin Finn, Chief Financial Officer.

“I’m really looking forward to taking on this role, particularly at this very interesting time in the industry with the recent changes to the state pension regime. I’m hugely grateful to Owen and the wider managerial team for their support and guidance during my years with IPF. I’m committed to continuing the policy of growing and nurturing our fantastic team of advisers as they guide our clients through these important financial decisions. I’m excited to take IPF through this next chapter.”

We wish Claire the best of luck in her role and look forward to working with her in the future.


Left to right; Blaithin Finn Chief Finance Officer, Claire Hanrahan Managing Director, Carol Crahan Chief Operations Officer.

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