Belfast Pensions Specialist Appoints Gaffney in New Role

Will Davison

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Belfast-based actuarial and administration firm, Spence & Partners Limited, has appointed Cyril Gaffney in the role of Administration Consultant. This newly created role comes on the back of UK-wide expansion for the firm which also has offices in London and Glasgow. It marks a reunion between Spence founders, Brian Spence and Neil Copeland, and Gaffney who previously worked together as colleagues in the 1990s.

Gaffney, a graduate of Queen’s University and University of Ulster, is an experienced pensions administration professional who has worked with a number of consulting firms, including Mercer and PricewaterhouseCoopers, in a career spanning 18 years before taking on his current role at Spence.

His main focus will be on developing Spence’s innovative administration service which utilises innovative technologies to deliver cost efficient actuarial and administration to pension schemes in the UK and Ireland.

Gaffney is an Associate member of the Pensions Management Institute and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators.

Spence & Partners CEO, Brian Spence said: “I originally recruited Cyril in 1994 in the pre-Spence & Partners days when I was at Mercer. I was sorry at the time when he left Mercer to move to a new role in another firm but now delighted to be reunited with him at Spence.

“He’s a consummate professional who understands the UK pension industry and is definitely someone who can make a huge contribution to our team.

“His appointment comes in the wake of significant growth across the business which has expanded across the UK. We welcome Cyril to the team and I look forward to working with him as we continue to build the firm.”