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Jack FitzPatrick Lecture to shine spotlight on Employee Financial Wellbeing

By February 17, 2023May 14th, 2024No Comments

Employee Financial wellbeing will be the focus of this year’s annual Jack FitzPatrick Lecture, which takes place in the Gibson Hotel in Dublin on March 14th.

IPSA is delighted to welcome Sarah Long and Mark O’Grady as keynote speakers for the event. Sarah is the Head of New Business at UK financial wellbeing and retirement planning firm WEALTH at work.  Mark is a Director of Employee Financial Wellness, one of Ireland’s leading providers of financial wellbeing programmes for employees.

This year’s JackFitz will tackle the question: Why does financial wellbeing matter for employees?

The financial requirements of someone in their 20s or 30s are different to someone in their 40s or 50s , so what financial education and guidance do people in the workplace need to navigate the life events they encounter throughout their career and how should it be delivered?

From debt and money management to optimising employer sponsored benefits such as share schemes and planning for retirement, Sarah and Mark will set out the benefits of financial wellness education for both employers and employees and how it puts them in control of their money now and for the future.

The event will also focus on establishing financial resilience in the current cost-of-living crisis and what people should be doing to mitigate its impact.

IPSA Chair Marie Flynn said: “Financial wellbeing is vital for employees and employers – especially given the current cost-of-living crisis. Employees who have the skills and support to cope with the financial challenges they encounter during life will be more settled, less distracted by money worries, and more productive.

“We’re really excited that Sarah and Mark are able to come and share their experiences and expertise at this year’s annual Jack FitzPatrick Lecture.”

About our speakers

Sarah Long is an accomplished speaker who is passionate about all aspects of wellbeing in the workplace and, in particular, financial wellbeing to help improve people’s lives. She has more than 30 years’ experience working in the equity plans/employee benefits/wellbeing market. Outside work, Sarah is a keen marathon runner who has raised more than €30,000 for breast cancer charities, and is also a Rugbytots coach.

Sarah Long

Mark O’Grady is now at the forefront of creating a culture in Ireland of employers prioritising financial wellbeing in the workplace. By advocating for jargon free, education first, client focused solutions Mark has helped some of Ireland’s leading businesses and brands.  Mark designs employee education programmes that help prevent financial stress before it takes hold and have lasting impacts on the workplace and employees.

Mark O’Grady

The annual Jack FitzPatrick Lecture is organised by the Irish ProShare Association to commemorate the legacy of Jack Fitzpatrick who campaigned in Ireland for legislation to recognise and incentivise company profit share schemes.

This year’s Jack FitzPatrick Lecture is sponsored by Dalata Hotel Group and WEALTH at Work. A free event for IPSA members and their clients, it will take place in the Gibson Hotel on Tuesday 14th March 2023, with a drinks reception at 5pm and speakers from 6pm

Click here to book your place at the Jack FitzPatrick Lecture 2023.