Life Council

The Life Council comprises of CEOs of eight life assurance companies and is currently chaired by Ms Ann Kelleher of Ark Life Assurance Co Ltd.

The role of the Life Council is to take ownership of the core domestic life market issues and ensure that they are dealt with in line with Insurance Ireland’s Strategic Plan.  The Life Council meets once a quarter.  Committees and working groups report to the Council on their initiatives.

Since its establishment in mid-2012 the primary focus of the Life Council has been the role of insurers in  pension provision  against the background of the recently published report on Irish pensions by the OECD and the Pensions Charges Survey from the Department of Social Protection.  Also of key importance to the industry is the role of tax incentives in retirement planning at time when the Minister for Finance has flagged forthcoming changes in this area.

Other issues include Solvency II, the transparency of charges and trends from other markets and EU proposals in relation to distribution.

Mr Kevin Thompson Insurance Ireland
Ms Jennifer Hoban Insurance Ireland
Ms Ann Kelleher Ark Life Assurance Co Ltd
Mr Tom Browne Aviva Life & Pensions Ireland Ltd
Mr George Harbut Elips Life Ltd
Mr Denis McLoughlin Irish Life Assurance plc
Mr Mick Sweeney New Ireland Assurance
Mr Alex Koslowski Royal London
Mr Michael McKenna Standard Life Assurance (Ireland) Ltd
Mr David O'Dowd  Zurich Life Assurance plc


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Dublin Address:
Insurance Ireland,
Insurance Centre,
5 Harbourmaster Place,
Dublin 1, DO1 E7E8.

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Telephone: 01 676 1820
Fax: 01 676 1943

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Brussels Address:
51, Rue Montoyer,
B-1000 Brussels

EU Transparency Register ID: 978587826097-61

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