DAVY GLOBAL FUND MANAGEMENT
Meet The Board
Mary (Marie) O'Connor
Independent - Chair of the Board
Marie is an experienced Chair and Non-Executive Director and was an audit partner for 30 years at PwC Ireland until 2017. She has extensive knowledge of the investment management industry which she developed over the many years when she lead PwC’s Irish asset management and financial services practices, and also as a member of PwC’s Global Investment Management Leadership Executive. Marie has worked extensively with US companies expanding into Europe and has business experience in the US, UK, Canada and throughout Europe. She is Chair of the Governing Authority of University College Dublin and is an advisory board member of the 30% Club in Ireland, which she co-founded and led for its first three years. Marie has previously been a board member of various organisations including BNY Mellon Markets Europe, Dublin Airport Authority, IDA Ireland and Irish Life. She is a Barrister at Law, a Certified Accountant (FCCA), a member of the Institute of Directors and has completed the Harvard Business Executive Education programme, Women on Corporate Boards.
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
Tom is the CEO of Davy Global Fund Management having joined Davy in 1999. Tom has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services sector and has extensive knowledge of the investment fund sector. Tom is a Certified Investment Fund Director and a member of the Institute of Bankers. His current activities include consulting on the regulatory, structuring and management aspects of European regulated and unregulated investment funds.
Paul has been working in the financial services industry since 1995. He started his career at Merrill Lynch where he was a director in the global equity trading business, trading equity derivatives. Paul joined Davy Private Clients in 2003 to focus on alternative investments and was Head of Alternative Investments until 2010 when he was appointed Head of Global Investment Selection. He became Chief Executive Officer of Davy Asset Management in 2014 and is now Managing Director of Davy Global Fund Management. Paul is a CFA Charterholder, a member of the CFA Institute and a Certified Investment Fund Director (CIFD). He is a graduate of University College Dublin where he received a Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters degree in Financial Services.
Independent - Non-Executive Director
Brenda is an independent and certified investment fund director. She has over 20 years’ experience in the investment funds industry providing administration, custody, banking and financing; and specialising in alternative investment funds servicing, operations, risk management and compliance. Brenda worked with Fortis/ABN AMRO Prime Fund Solutions (“PFS”) for 16 years in the role of Ireland country manager. During this time, Brenda was also a member of the global management team where she held the position of chief risk officer of the PFS group for 10 years. Prior to this, Brenda was the managing director and director of operations of the Fund Administration Company. From 1990 to 1995 Brenda worked with International Fund Managers (Ireland) Ltd. where she was a lead manager for an investment funds administration team. Brenda was granted the designation of Certified Investment Fund Director in 2013 by the Institute of Banking in Ireland (a recognised college of UCD) and the Irish Funds Industry Association and she is a member of the Institute of Directors.
Executive Director and Chief Operations Officer
Paul has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services industry having worked in capital markets, asset management and investment funds. He joined the wealth management division of Davy Group as Head of Private Client Operations in 2006, before taking up his current role as Chief Operating Officer of Davy Global Fund Management in 2014. Paul was previously Head of Global Support at Bank of Ireland Asset Management Limited (now part of State Street Global Advisors), prior to which he worked in the Treasury division of Bank of Ireland Group. He has extensive expertise in asset management and investment fund operations, particularly in the implementation of new technology platforms and the development of client support solutions. Paul is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and is a Certified Investment Fund Director (‘CIFD’). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University College Galway and a Masters of Business Studies (Finance) degree from University College Dublin. He was also awarded a Professional Diploma in Compliance from the Institute of Banking, a recognised college of University College Dublin.
Independent - Non-Executive Director
Edward is a highly experienced risk and governance professional with 38 years’ experience in international and domestic banking. He retired from AIB in 2019 where he held various senior executive positions since 2007, including Divisional Chief Credit Officer. Prior to joining AIB, he held senior executive positions in corporate banking and risk management with Citigroup over a period of 22 years, mainly overseas, having started his banking career with The Investment Bank of Ireland. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Master of Business Studies degree from University College Dublin and completed the Chartered Secretary qualification with the UK Chartered Governance Institute. He is a Qualified Financial Advisor and Fellow of the Institute of Banking and a Chartered Director of the UK Institute of Directors. Edward is also a Non-executive Director of Scotiabank (Ireland) DAC and The Central Remedial Clinic (CRC).
Oversight of Third-Party FundsIn excess of €20 billion*
EmployeesMore than 60 experienced employees
Global LocationsDublin, Luxembourg, London & Chicago
Part of Davy GroupOver 90 years in business