GemCap is pleased to welcome Ciarán Whooley to the team this month. Ciarán joins us as part of the finance team and is the Designated Person with responsibility for Capital & Financial Management (PCF-39A), and will be providing cover for Cherie Quah.
Ciarán graduated with a BComm and accounting post-graduate in UCD, trained with Arthur Andersen and qualified as a Chartered Accountant. Having worked in fund administration with JP Morgan Chase, he joined Global Investment Systems (“GIS”), a provider of software solutions to the funds industry as Head of Client Services EMEA. GIS was acquired by Linedata, a global software solutions vendor and PLC headquartered in Paris, and Ciarán became country head and executive director of its Irish operation. He also has a Professional Certificate in Operational Risk in Investment Funds. He joined GemCap in September 2022 and took up the role of Designated Person for Capital and Financial Management in October 2022.
He enjoys golf, travel and music, playing guitar and singing weekly at a number of retirement homes in the locality.