Insurance Movers & Shakers you should really know Barden Financial Services

In Barden Financial Services we’re the experts in Insurance Recruitment. 

As experts we know that change is the one constant in the Insurance Industry in Ireland.  In Barden we’re passionate about Insurance and how the patterns of change in the market creates opportunities for the insurance professionals we work with.

We thought it might help if, every now and again, we pulled together some Insurance specific movers & shakes, all in one place; just for you.

Some people moves you should have heard about: 

  • Karen Halpen – Group Business Development Director & Placement Broker with Surety Bonds moved to Arachas as Account Director.
  • Nicola O’Lone – Personal Injury Claims Specialist with Matrix moved to Primark as Claims Manager.
  • RSA Ireland has appointed Kevin Thompson as the new CEO after receiving Central Bank
    approval. He succeeds Ken Norgrove, who has been at the helm for over five years. Mr Norgrove
    will now take up the role of CEO of RSA Groups Scandinavian unit.
  • The Central Bank has appointed Domhnall Cullinan as the new Director of Insurance Supervision.
  • Fidelis Insurance Holdings Limited has made major appointments at the Dublin unit. FIID chief financial officer Robert Kelly has been appointed to serve as chief executive. In addition, senior underwriter Simon Crone has been promoted to chief underwriting officer.
  • Zurich Insurance Group AG has appointed Neil Freshwater CEO of Dublin-based subsidiary Zurich Insurance PLC.
  • Chaucer has announced the appointment of Jonathan Sutcliffe to the newly created role of Head of Underwriting at Chaucer Insurance Company DAC in Ireland.


Some other news  you might well have missed: 

  • Marsh win key GAA account after 24 years with WTW Read More >>>  Kieran McHugh acts as advisor/consultant to the GAA. (Ex Lockton Ireland CEO/Marsh Ireland Deputy CEO) (Marsh acquired JLT earlier this year; we’re guessing you heard about that already)
  • Arachas acquires leading Galway broker Murray and Spelman Read More >>>
  • Aston Lark acquires Robertson Low Read More >>>
  • Clearwater International advises the shareholders and management of BHP Insurance on the sale of its not-for-profit business …Read More >>>


In Barden FS we’re the experts in Insurance Recruitment.  As experts, it’s our business to know what’s going on out there in the Insurance.  If you’re curious about your professional future in Insurance contact our expert team on and we’ll take it from there.  Easy.


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