Our Team

Paddy Ryan (RIP)

Paddy Ryan (RIP)

Founder & Independent Financial Adviser

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It is with great sorrow that we announce the unexpected death of our beloved friend and founder, Mr. Paddy Ryan, on 30 December 2016.

We extend our deepest sympathy to his family. May he rest in peace.

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Paddy had over 41 years experience in the Insurance industry, and was the founding member of Sunrise Financial Planning Ltd. As a Key Decision Maker Paddy was working as hard in his later years as when he first opened his doors for business. He was a member of the Irish Brokers Association (IBA), and of the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) which is recognised as the leading association of Financial Service Professionals worldwide.

Paddy was very passionate about rugby and was very involved with his beloved Garryowen FC. He was also a keen photographer and has a huge collection of photos from the many matches he has attended over the years!

Gráinne Ryan

Gráinne Ryan

Managing Director and Financial Adviser

BA, QFA FLIA, LIAM

Gráinne has over 21 years experience in the Insurance Industry. She has worked with two of the largest Insurance Companies in Ireland, as well as two other Independent Brokers. This gives her great insight into both sides of the business. Gráinne prides herself on providing a professional and friendly service to all our clients.

Gráinne received the IBA Sales Person of the Year Award in 2009.

Outside work Gráinne is kept busy with her three young children, however she still finds some time to head outdoors to go cycling, running and horse riding

Deirdre O’Doherty

Deirdre O’Doherty

Office Manager & Sales Support

ICM Diploma in Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Sales (HSI)

Deirdre joined Sunrise Financial Planning Ltd. in 2004 and is our Office Manager, responsible for the smooth running of the office on a day-to-day basis. When you ring our office Deirdre is your first point of contact and she will help you with any queries that you may have. Deirdre’s knowledge of the Life Companies and their processing systems, and her helpful approach, make her an invaluable member of our team. She was also one of the top three finalists for the Customer Service Awards from the Young Irish Brokers Assoication (YIBA), in 2009.

Deirdre has extensive customer service experience, having previously worked with GE Capital within their Premium and Complaint Handling Department.

In her spare time, Deirdre loves to go walking with her husband Rob and their two dogs and she also enjoys reading.

Fiona Hamilton

Fiona Hamilton

Senior Sales Consultant & Directors Assistant

BBS (Hons), QFA, RPA, PTP

Having started as our Office Manager in 2000, Fiona has an in-depth knowledge of all areas of our business; including Protection, Investments and Pensions as well as being responsible for elements of our Compliance and Financial Control. Fiona has a particular interest in Pensions and during 2016 was awarded a Professional Diploma in Retirement Planning Advice (RPA), and more recently a Professional Certificate in Pension Scheme Trusteeship (PTP). She works closely with our Financial Advisers providing support to them as well as dealing directly with our clients.

Fiona is kept busy with her three children and work, but in her free time enjoys the outdoors, keeping active and travelling.

Teddy Black

Teddy Black

Senior Associate and Financial Adviser

QFA

Teddy has over 37 years in the Financial Services Industry. He provides impartial Financial Advice to clients in the Cork and Southwest Area, and in particular to the Fishing Community.

Teddy is actively involved in his local community and is a well known Seanachai in the Castletownbere area and has performed at many events over the years.

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