Des joined PIMFA (then known as the Wealth Management Association) in November 2017 as a Senior Policy Adviser with a focus on the financial planning and wealth management policy area. He is the PIMFA policy lead on Sustainable Finance and ESG.
He was previously a senior adjudicator at the Financial Ombudsman Service with wide ranging experience of all products but most recently across the pension product area. He has also held roles at Irish Life Assurance, Scottish Mutual International and Bank of Ireland in Dublin.
Des holds a MSc in European Union policy.