New and notable appointments at Hiscox Ireland, Taxback.com, Carne Group and Cognate Health

Appointments | Fri 11 Sep | Author – Business & Finance
Pictured: David Gallagher, Lead Underwriter, Hiscox Ireland

This week sees new and notable appointments at Hiscox Ireland, Taxback.com, Carne Group and Cognate Health


David Gallagher, Lead Underwriter,
Hiscox Ireland

Hiscox Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of David Gallagher, Lead Underwriter, re-joining the Irish team of Development Underwriters, headquartered at Sir John Rodgerson’s Quay, Dublin.

David joined Hiscox Ireland in January 2013 as Development Underwriter and was responsible for developing key commercial insurance broker relationships and writing new and existing business. 

 In October 2018, David relocated to join Hiscox London as a Senior Development Underwriter, where he was responsible for leading two of the region’s largest insurance broker accounts; and was promoted to Lead Underwriter in 2019. 

As Lead Underwriter he was committed to proactive account management and expert underwriting, which helped him forge exceptionally strong broker relationships. He aims to continue this back in Ireland and drive significant growth for Hiscox and provide exceptional solutions for clients

Prior to joining Hiscox, David worked as a Professional Indemnity Underwriter at AIG Ireland and Dual Ireland. 

David is delighted to be home once again and is looking forward to picking up where he left off, reviving past relationships, building new contacts, and joining the team of experienced Underwriters at Hiscox Ireland.


Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager,
Taxback.com

Pictured: Marian Ryan, Consumer Tax Manager, Taxback.com

Taxback.com has appointed Marian Ryan as Consumer Tax Manager. Marian will be responsible for business development across all functions that sustain the strategic objectives of the company in Ireland, UK, Europe and Australia. She will also develop and influence company strategy to expand the company’s client base and service offering from a B2C model to a B2B model, while streamlining internal procedures to increase efficiency and improve the customer experience.

Marian previously held the position of Sales Team Leader & Business Development Manager at Taxback.com for six years.

She holds a 1st Class Honours Degree in Business Studies & Marketing, a Certificate in Business Studies and Tourism and a FETAC Level 6 in Consultative Selling Training.


John Herlihy, Non-Executive Chairperson,
Carne Group

John Herlihy, Non-Executive Chairperson, Carne Group

Carne Group, the digitally driven industry platform to the Global Asset Management Industry, has announced the appointment of John Herlihy as Non-Executive Chairperson of its Board of Directors.

Herlihy leads LinkedIn in EMEA and LATAM for the world’s largest professional network and has over 30 years’ experience working with technology innovators. He has previously held roles at Google, where he was Vice President and scaled its EMEA online organisation, as well as global tech companies including First Data, Oracle and Adobe.

John’s board appointment is a significant addition to Carne’s digitally driven industry platform, comprising over 40 solutions to the Asset Management industry. These include Europe’s largest 3rd party management companies, governance, investment risk, compliance and regulatory reporting  solutions, as well as its industry renowned control and command system, CORR. CORR helps its clients and the asset management ecosystem to revolutionise enterprise, regulatory and investment risk management as well as operational efficiency. John’s seasoned experience of digital transformation in other industries will help Carne drive continued growth and expansion through its innovative talent, proprietary technology and client success.

Speaking about today’s announcement, Carne Group’s CEO, John Donohoe, said: “John Herlihy brings deep experience and expertise gained at many of the world’s most innovative tech companies. The asset management industry is being revolutionised through digital transformation and innovative product solutions. Having John on our Board will be invaluable as our industry platform seeks to play an increasing role in both our clients’ and the industry’s future.”

John Herlihy commented: “It’s a fascinating time to join Carne’s Board as Chairperson and work closely with the CEO and Board on digital transformation. Today we see technology becoming more and more meaningful and disruptive in certain sectors, with huge potential benefits for the company and client alike. Carne’s vision of ‘Better Investor Outcomes’, evident through its intense client focus, is a great base on which to further build its digital platform in the asset management sector”.


Paula Cogan, Chief Executive Officer,
Cognate Health

Cognate Health has announced the appointment of Paula Cogan as the new Chief Executive Officer. Paula will work closely with newly appointed Chairperson of Cognate Health, Noel Creedon, on the strategic management of the business.

She previously held the role of Global Head of Sales at Doyle Collection and is the current Cork Chamber President.

The appointments are a strategic move for Cognate Health, which has a national network of occupational health physicians that was the first of its kind in the country. Always innovating, in March Cognate Health brought forward the launch of its unique remote case management system for occupational health, Dayone+ to support businesses during the public health emergency. The service reduces the time it takes to get employees back to health by opening the lines of communication remotely from the first day of sickness absence.