Meet the Team

Mantle is developed by Mantle Hosting Ltd. Mantle Hosting is a specialist firm of software developers, data management consultants and data security analysts who have acquired significant expertise in the pensions and financial industries.

The development of Mantle utilised this experience, together with input from actuaries, administrators, trustees, and investment managers to create a system that has been designed to address many of the challenges faced by DB pensions schemes.

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Neil Buchanan

Neil currently works as an actuarial analyst for Mantle. He has particular strengths in the provision of actuarial services to pension scheme trustee and corporate clients.

Since graduating in 2011, Neil has built up a wide range of experience within our actuarial team and is currently making progress in the professional actuarial examinations.

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Harry Dhaliwal

Harry has built up significant experience in the pensions sector holding roles as an actuarial associate consultant for small and mid-sized consultancies. He also played major roles in the development and testing of pension based software and systems.Harry joined Mantle Services in June 2014 and is actively involved in the development of pensions modelling software, Mantle.

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Graeme Riddoch

Graeme is responsible for driving the Mantle software business to realise its full potential. This includes setting the overall direction, identifying new opportunities and product developments.

Graeme joined in November 2019 and has spent the last 10 years in Fintech. Most recently he was the founding director of HUB Pension Solutions a ground breaking DB member option business with a big focus on member engagement.

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Cyril Gaffney

Cyril has significant administration and consulting experience working for leading employee benefit consultants for 20 years. Cyril heads the data management team and is responsible for the overall project management of Mantle implementations.

Cyril is actively involved in all aspects of data management and provides administration consulting services to a number of pension schemes.

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Susan McFarlane

Susan leads the marketing function for Mantle and is supported by the marketing team, handling all promotional activity including business development, marketing, events and PR.

Susan has spent over 15 years working in marketing across a range of industries and sectors both in the UK and overseas.

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Roisin McKeever

Roisin entered the financial services industry in 2002 and is responsible for the implementation and management of information security management systems for several companies.

She has particular expertise in physical and environmental security, asset management and business continuity. Roisin also has a number of years experience in IT support.Get In Touch

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Dennis Mincher

Dennis has built up considerable experience in the pensions industry. 

He has a unique perspective, having held roles in data management, actuarial and pension scheme administration. Dennis is actively involved in all aspects of data management.Get In Touch

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Harry O’Connell

Harry has built up experience in IT and pension sectors, having held roles as a software developer and as an actuarial technician.

Harry is actively involved in software development and provides information security support to a number of companies. Harry has also begun studying towards professional actuarial qualifications.

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Mike Selby

After graduating from Oxford University in 2002, Mike enjoyed a successful spell with a major benefits consultancy, playing key roles in actuarial, consulting and data management disciplines.

With a strong background in data management, systems and software development, Mike started to develop pensions modelling software, Mantle in 2010, which he now concentrates on full time, joining Mantle Services in May 2014.

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Brian Spence

Brian is a Fellow of the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries and has been working in pensions since 1987 and qualified as an actuary in 1990.

Brian is a founder of actuaries Spence & Partners Limited, director of independent trustee Dalriada Trustees Limited and director of Mantle Services Limited and Mantle Hosting Limited, all members of the 3173 Limited group of companies.

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Jason Swann

Jason entered the pension industry in 2006, working as a pension scheme administrator. He has particular expertise in benefit calculation and scheme take-on work. Jason is studying toward his professional qualifications with the Pensions Management Institute.

Jason is actively involved in all aspects of data management and provides administration consulting services to a number of pension schemes.

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Kev Seenan

Kevin is a Software Developer at Mantle working on providing new products to customers. He has a real drive for this and attended an intensive 16-week Software Development course to gain the skills required to begin a new career as a Software Developer.

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Patrick Lohan

Patrick is a Software Developer at Mantle

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