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George Jones

Chairman & Group Non Executive Director

Michael Garvey

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Michael McGreal

Deputy Chairman & Group Non-Executive Director

Garry Cullen

Independent Non-Executive Director

Enda Devine

Finance Director and Executive Director

Michael Fitzgerald

Group Non-Executive Director

Dermot Gorman

Independent Non-Executive Director

Sean O’Grady

Group Non-Executive Director

John Smyth

Independent Non-Executive Director

George Jones – Chairman & Group Non Executive Director

George is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland and the Insurance Institute of Ireland. He has spent 40 years working in the insurance industry, holding management roles in the areas of corporate, personal, commercial and human resources. George is formerly an elected representative of Wicklow County Council and Greystones Town Council, with which he has been affiliated with for over 38 years.

Michael Garvey – Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Michael is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland, the Insurance Institute of Ireland and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Michael has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry in various leadership roles and has extensive Director experience at Board and Shareholder level with two of Ireland’s largest insurance companies over the past 20 years.

Michael McGreal – Deputy Chairman & Group Non-Executive Director

Michael is a member of the Corporate Governance Association of Ireland, the Insurance Institute of Ireland and the Institute of Directors in Ireland. He has attained a Diploma in Corporate Governance from University College Dublin and he holds a Certificate in Company Direction awarded by the Institute of Directors in Ireland. He also has a long history of involvement in local government having been associated with Roscommon County Council for over 30 years.

Garry Cullen – Independent Non-Executive Director

Garry is a founding member of the Dublin Insurance and Management Association, Associate of the Chartered Insurance Institute, a member of the Insurance Institute of Ireland and a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland. He has over 40 years’ experience in the insurance industry, having operated in both local and international markets.

Enda Devine – Finance Director and Executive Director

Enda is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, a Fellow of the Institute of Bankers, a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland and a member of the Insurance Institute of Ireland with a Diploma in Information Systems awarded by Trinity College Dublin. He has held a number of Senior Executive and Board level positions over 15 years in leading financial services organisations.

Michael Fitzgerald – Group Non-Executive Director

Michael is a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland and the Insurance Institute of Ireland. A Tipperary County Councillor of 34 years, he has served as Chairman of his local authority on three occasions, chaired the South East Regional Authority and acted as President of the Association of County and City Councils. Michael is the first Cathaoirleach of the newly established Tipperary County Council and he represents the Council on the Governing Body of University College Cork.

Dermot Gorman – Independent Non-Executive Director

Dermot is a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and a member of the Insurance Institute of Ireland, a Chartered Director and a member of the Institute of Directors in Ireland, and an affiliate member of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland. He has over 30 years’ experience in the insurance industry and he has been awarded a Diploma in Finance Law by the Law Society of Ireland and a Diploma in Corporate Governance by University College Dublin.

Sean O’Grady – Group Non-Executive Director

Sean is a member of the Institute of Directors of Ireland and the Insurance Institute of Ireland, with considerable knowledge in the insurance industry gleaned from over 30 years of professional experience.He has served as mayor of Killarney on five occasions and is a former member of Killarney town council with 40 years’ experience.

John Smyth – Independent Non-Executive Director

John is a Chartered Director, Chartered Secretary and Fellow and past President of the Institute of Directors in Ireland and he has attained Diplomas in Corporate Governance and Company Direction. He is a professional corporate governance specialist with extensive experience in Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe and he has been awarded a Diploma in Corporate Governance by University College Dublin and a Diploma in Company Direction by the Institute of Directors in Ireland.