Ian Brady appointed as CEO of Unio Group

29 February 2024



Ian Brady, CEO Unio Group


Unio Financial Services Ltd, incorporating Unio Wealth Management and Unio Employee Benefits has today announced the appointment of Ian Brady as CEO of the Unio Group of companies as of 1st March 2024. He succeeds Des McGarry who has retired from the business.

Appointed in August 2023 as Managing Director of Unio Wealth Management (Ireland’s newest wealth management advisory firm of scale, introduced last April), this appointment will see Ian Brady expand his role to the leadership of both Unio Employee Benefits (specialising in pension and investment for employee groups) and Unio Wealth Management.

Ian takes the helm at the financial services group after 21 years’ experience in the wealth management industry, formerly holding roles as Managing Director of Davy’s Wealth Management business as well as working as a corporate executive and non-profit board member. With a deep understanding of global wealth management, Ian is an industry-leading appointment, bringing with him a strong strategic vision, which will bring Unio into its next phase of growth.

Ian Brady, commenting on his appointment of Unio Group; “The formation of Unio Financial Services and the scale of our ambition has come at a pivotal point for people in Ireland, who have been vastly under-advised in terms of how to plan and grow their finances. Unio is uniquely positioned to serve and advise both corporate and individual clients across Ireland on their financial futures. As I take on the role of CEO of the Unio Group, I am encouraged by the opportunities ahead for investors as we seek to demystify wealth and financial markets, by fostering an innovative, open and inclusive approach. It is an exciting time for the organisation as Unio brings forth its financial expertise, backed by our parent company Great-West Lifeco to empower our clients to grow their wealth responsibly and in a manner that will enhance their lives.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to wish Des McGarry, former CEO of Unio Group, the very best in his next chapter and I look forward to working hard to build on the strong foundations he has delivered through his dedication and formidable talent.”