Trustee Decisions Ltd , part of the Newcourt Group, provides independent professional trustee services to a wide range of Irish Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Pension schemes. Jim joined Trustee Decisions as Executive Director in 2015 and became Managing Director in 2021. He is past Chair of the Irish Association of Pension Funds (IAPF) and worked previously in the Financial Services, Telecommunications and Pensions sectors in Ireland and the UK, as well as on World Bank funded projects in Zambia and Uganda. Jim took his initial trustee qualification with a Trustee Diploma with the Institute of Bankers in 1984 and more recently completed the IIPM Qualified Pension Trustee (QPT) programme in 2018. He also holds Accounting, Finance, Business Administration and Corporate Governance qualifications.
Three of the Boards that Jim sits on are signatories to the United Nations supported Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRI). In 2019 he completed the Responsible Investment for Trustees programme with the PRI. In May 2021 he completed the “Sustainable Capitalism and ESG “course with the University of California, Berkeley Law.
Jim is a regular contributor to pension’s conferences in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA