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Mark O'Sullivan, QFA, FIIPM, QPT (IIPM) - Director  
Mark OSullivan

Mark's career began in the area of Investment and Pensions, with roles in McDonagh & Boland Group which has since become Aon, and Pension & Investment Consultants, which is now Mercer. These roles focused on advising the Corporate Market in the areas of Investment strategy and Pensions. This experience led Mark to become a founding Director of Becketts Limited, which was established in 1989. A year later he became Chairman of the Life Insurance Association (LIA) Southern Region.

After 14 successful years, Becketts was acquired by Hewitt Inc., in 2003. Whilst with Hewitt Inc., Mark held the roles of Company Secretary and Compliance Officer. In 2010, Hewitt Inc., was acquired by Aon. As part of this acquisition, Mark took his place as a member of the Senior Leadership Team with Aon. In that role as Director of Becketts Limited t/a Aon Employee Benefits, he utilised his breadth of knowledge and expertise to advise Senior Executives on Pension and Investment related matters.

He was directly responsible formanaging a portfolio of Corporate Pension Funds, whilst also maintaining and exceeding Aon's dedication to providing the highest levels of service to its Clients. Additionally, Mark was passionately focused on supporting and developing his team to become authentic leaders in the business for their colleagues, clients and shareholders alike.

On the 30th of November 2017 Mark resigned from his position with the Aon Group to pursue a new venture and has now successfully established Provest Private Clients Limited, specifically providing advice in the areas of pre and post retirement planning and investment consulting.

Mark has over 38 years of extensive strategic management and financial experience in the Insurance industry. He is a fellow of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers in Ireland (FIIPM), a Qualified Pension Trustee, (QPT(IIPM)) and a Qualified Financial Adviser, (QFA).
Kieran McAuliffe CFP ®, QFA, TMITI  
Kieran McAuliffe

Kieran McAuliffe joined Provest Private Clients Limited in January 2019 having previously headed up the Private Client Division in AON's Cork office.

Kieran has over 15 years of Industry experience, having spent most of this time working with and guiding clients through the intricacies associated with financial / retirement planning, investment advice and wealth management. He also has a wealth of experience in supporting Corporate entities with Employee Benefit Planning.

Kieran recently obtained the Certified Financial Planner (CFP ®) designation which is considered to be the world's most prestigious financial planning qualification.

As well as being a Certified Financial Planner (CFP ®), Kieran is a Qualified Financial Advisor (QFA), Tax Technician (TMITI) and a Retirement Planning Advisor (RPA).
Una Jennings QFA  
Una Jennings

Una joined Provest Private Clients Ltd in January 2019. Una has worked in the Financial Industry since 2001 where she began her financial career with City Life. Una joined Aon in 2003 and remained there until December 2018.

Una is a Qualified Financial Adviser (QFA) and has a wealth of experience in all aspects of financial planning including Pensions, Investments, Savings, Protection and Group Pensions. Una has worked in various roles within Aon and progressed to a Paraplanner providing Financial Planning Cashflow presentations and reports to clients.

Una has also previously worked alongside Mark O'Sullivan and Kieran McAuliffe in their previous roles. Una also holds a Diploma in Business Management and a Certificate in Legal & Insurance.
Sinead Cuffe  
Sinead Cuffe

Sinead has vast experience within the financial services sector having worked in the industry since 2001 when she joined Hibernian Life and Pensions in the setting up of the Pensions Department in Cork. Sinead later joined Irish Life as Sales Support Specialist before joining Becketts in 2007 as a Pensions Administrator and later worked in Aon Retirement & Investments before joining Provest Private Clients Ltd in September 2018.

Sinead has a Diploma in Business Studies majoring in Accountancy and is currently working towards completing her QFA and will sit her final exam in September this year
Paula O'Driscoll  
Paula ODriscoll

Paula has worked as a PA in the finance industry for the past 25 years with previous roles in KPMG both in Cork and the US. Paula is a highly motivated worker, formerly working with both Mark and Kieran in their previous roles and hopes to bring her proficiency of providing unmitigated support to the team in the day to day running of the office.

Provest Private Clients Limited C178583 is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland.