Management Team


Susan Dargan
Executive Vice President, Head of Global Services Offshore

Susan Dargan is responsible for the day-to-day management and future development of the offshore business and Alternative Investment Services (AIS) businesses across EMEA. She also oversees the IFDS joint venture in Dublin and Luxembourg.

Prior to this appointment, Ms. Dargan served as head of State Street Global Services in Ireland. She was also responsible for State Street’s traditional fund servicing business in the Channel Islands.

Ms. Dargan is a director of State Street International (Ireland) Limited, State Street Fund Services (Ireland) Limited and IFDS Ireland. She has also been a director of the Institutional Money Market Fund Association (IMMFA) since 2008. She is chairperson of Financial Services Ireland, the representative body for international and domestic financial services companies in Ireland and is a director of the National College of Ireland’s Early Learning Initiative.

Tadhg Young
Senior Vice President, Head of Global Services Ireland

Tadhg Young joined State Street in 2007 and was appointed head of Global Services Ireland in 2016. Previously, he had been the chief operating officer of State Street International (Ireland) Limited since 2012. Prior to joining State Street, Mr. Young was head of Trustee, Custody and Middle Office Servicing with IBT Ireland (acquired by State Street in 2007).

He previously held a number of senior management roles with Allianz Global Investors Ireland where he was managing director, and with Dresdner Bank in Ireland where he headed the fund administration group and later became head of Operations for banking and fund services. Mr. Young  qualified as a chartered accountant while working as a tax consultant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Mr. Young  is currently a member of the Council of Irish Funds and serves as Chair of the industry body for 2015/16.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and a member of the Irish Taxation Institute.


Peter Wood
Senior Managing Director, Head of State Street Global Advisors Ireland

Peter Wood is a member of SSGA's European executive committee and senior leadership team. Mr. Wood has more than 30 years’ experience in the investment industry, many of them with SSGA Ireland.

Prior to his appointment as head of SSGA Ireland, Mr. Wood held a number of senior roles, including chief operating officer and head of the Irish customer business, with responsibility for pension funds, charity, corporate and retail clients.

Prior to joining SSGA Ireland in 1985, Mr. Wood spent the previous five years with Allied Irish Investment Managers as a portfolio manager/client relationship manager. He is a board member of the Irish Association of Investment Managers.


Stephen Johnston
Senior Managing Director, Head of Hedge Fund Services Europe

Stephen Johnston is responsible for State Street’s hedge fund business in Europe. He has more than 26 years’ experience in the financial services industry spanning fund accounting, investor servicing, quality assurance and regulatory reporting.

Mr. Johnston has managed the State Street office in Drogheda since its opening in 2005 and he also managed the Investor Servicing and Global Regulatory Reporting groups for the Alternatives division. In 2008, he helped establish State Street’s alternatives operation in Krakow.

Mr. Johnston is a fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. He commenced his career in London in 1989 and returned to Dublin in 1993 working in audit and accountancy practice. Mr. Johnston has a master’s degree in history from Trinity College Dublin.