Boal & Co announces team expansion with five key appointments

Boal & Co announces team expansion with five key appointments


Boal & Co, has announced five new appointments to support its growth strategy.

Mike Smith has joined the business as Head of Compliance to fulfil the roles of Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer. A Chartered Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment, he has more than 35 years’ experience in financial services.

Matt Looker has taken the position of Operations Manager, Personal Pensions, to oversee the delivery of personal pension services locally and internationally from an operational perspective. Matt has more than 10 years’ experience in offshore finance, more recently specialising in domestic and international pensions.

Vicky Mackie joins as Marketing Manager to drive the company’s external brand image and promotions as well as manage internal communications. Vicky brings more than 15 years’ marketing experience, specialising in the global finance industry.

Tom Hanks joins the corporate client team as a Pension Consultant. Tom has more than 20 years’ experience in offshore tax, accounts and pensions. More recently, he has been responsible for the administration and management of a local company pension scheme.

Finally, Conor Boal has joined the team as a trainee accountant. Son of Boal & Co’s late founder, Gary Boal, Conor is a Business graduate and is working towards his ACA accountancy qualification, fully supported by the business.

Mark Kiernan, CEO, commented:

‘I am pleased to expand our long-established team and welcome Mike, Matt, Tom, Vicky and Conor to these newly created positions. This year we celebrate 25 years of pension provision, and it seems poignant that we welcome Conor, son of our founder, to the fold at this significant milestone. I know he is incredibly proud of Gary’s achievements and keen to play a part in the next stage of Boal & Co’s journey.

‘With responsibility for a large percentage of the Isle of Man’s pension assets, we are a key provider locally and have a significant share in the international pensions market providing services to a large number of FT500 global companies and with more than £9bn assets under management. The potential for growth both globally and locally in the medium to long term is significant and we continue to invest in our team and infrastructure to allow for our expansion plans.’ 

Karen Kelly, General Manager, added:

‘We have a great culture at Boal & Co and our new team members have slotted in seamlessly. While we are excited about opportunities for growth and expansion, our priority will always be our staff and culture which will in turn reflect the service delivered to clients. This is an exciting time for the company with significant internal investment ensuring that we remain to be an employer of choice locally’.

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