New and notable appointments at Aon, MedoSync, HaloCare and McGreals

By Business & Finance
10 March 2022
Pictured: Rachael Ingle, CEO, Aon
Pictured: Rachael Ingle, CEO, Aon

This week sees new and notable appointments from Aon, MedoSync, HaloCare and McGreals. 

Rachael Ingle, CEO,

Aon plc, a leading global professional services firm, has announced a change to its local leadership team in Ireland. This places the team in a strong position to support the delivery of the Aon United Blueprint — the firm’s strategic plan to bring business divisions together to deliver value to clients and drive sustainable growth.

Rachael Ingle will lead the organisation locally in the newly created position of CEO of Aon Ireland, supported by a broader leadership team. She has also been appointed as Head of Wealth Solutions for the firm across the EMEA region and as the Sub-Region Leader for the Nordics.

Following a global announcement in July 2021, Aon operates in five regions globally, has four main solution lines in Ireland (Commercial Risk Solutions, Health Solutions, Wealth Solutions and Human Capital Solutions), and five shared service functions.

In 2021 the firm celebrated 100 years of serving clients in Ireland and has continued to grow its presence and capabilities within the country. It now employs a team of over 700 colleagues who provide innovative solutions, advice and analytics to help an increasing number of organisations in the private and public sectors to protect and grow their business.

Ingle joined Aon in 1998. Prior to becoming the Aon Ireland CEO, she oversaw the retirement and investment business for Aon in Ireland. She is now responsible for leading the acceleration of the Aon growth strategy and ensuring an integrated approach is taken across the business in Ireland to unlock value and better address unmet client needs. As Head of Wealth Solutions for the EMEA region, Ingle has responsibility for building new solutions and capabilities that help businesses build more resilient workforces and a more secure future for their stakeholders.

Rachael Ingle, CEO of Aon Ireland, said: “I’m delighted to take up the role of CEO of Aon Ireland and EMEA Head of Wealth Solutions at a key moment for our firm and our clients. In a world that is more volatile and fast moving than ever before, the risks facing leaders are becoming more complex and the need for better decisions has never been greater.

“That’s why I’m excited to work with our teams to help business leaders in Ireland address their current and emerging needs. With growing impact of geopolitical risk on businesses as well as the need to address other forms of risk such as climate change and rising costs, Aon is committed to helping organisations to not only protect their business but help it to grow and thrive.

“I’m confident that our team of over 700 experts here in Ireland have the skills and expertise to deliver the most cutting-edge commercial risk, health, human capital and wealth solutions for our clients. In better harnessing these capabilities, we can give organisations the clarity and confidence they need to navigate business volatility while also building a resilient workforce fit for the future.”

Richard Egan, Chief Operating Officer; Ivan Eustace, Customer Success Director,

(Left): Richard Egan, Chief Operating Officer; (Right) Ivan Eustace, Customer Success Director, MedoSync

Fast growing Irish medtech start-up MedoSync has announced two senior appointments as it seeks to scale rapidly to meet increasing customer demand. Richard Egan has been appointed Chief Operating Officer and Ivan Eustace has taken the role of Customer Success Director.

MedoSync provides a secure platform that integrates hospital and insurer systems enabling accurate, efficient and real-time medical billing. Its proven solution has already been used to submit more than 50,000 claims in 2021.

A successful entrepreneur with deep medical industry experience, Richard Egan will oversee operational functions at MedoSync. Together with his family, Richard established and operates the MyMedical urgent care centres treating patients in Dublin, Limerick and Galway. Richard hails from Dublin and is an Engineering with Management graduate of Trinity College Dublin.

Prior to joining MedoSync, Ivan Eustace worked in advertising with positions at Dentsu and Core, where he won several Digital Media Awards. As Customer Success Director, Ivan will be focused on the end-to-end journey for customers, ensuring that the product meets their requirements. Ivan hails from Dublin and holds an MBA from Trinity College Dublin.

Commenting on the appointments, MedoSync CEO Dr. Martin Rochford said: “Richard and Ivan bring a wealth of experience and expertise to MedoSync that will enable us to scale to meet growing demand from our customers for a seamless, instant process for creating and approving — or rejecting — a medical bill in real time.”

Sarah Jane O’Dwyer, CEO; David Walsh, Chairman,

(Left) David Walsh, Chairman; (Right) Sarah Jane O’Dwyer, HaloCare

Carlow-headquartered, The HaloCare Group, the pioneering Irish start-up developing elder care smart technology to facilitate safer independent living for seniors has announced changes to its senior management team. Current CEO and Co-Founder David Walsh is to become the company’s first Chairman while Sarah-Jane O’Dwyer has been appointed CEO at the fast-growing company.

David Walsh, Chairman, HaloCare Group said;  “In the 12 months since our foundation, we have crystalised our offering and have no doubt that HaloCare’s  eldercare assistive technologies will transform the delivery of safe, patient-centred care to senior people.  As we look to expand our business in Ireland and internationally we are delighted to appoint Sarah-Jane O’Dwyer as CEO of our company.”

“Sarah Jane brings over 20 years’ experience in leading and advising international private and public health care organisations across Europe and the Middle East to The HaloCare Group. Her business acumen, medical background and international experience will be invaluable as she leads HaloCare in its next phase of growth. As Chairman of HaloCare I look forward to working closely with Sarah Jane and warmly welcome her to the HaloCare team”.

A native of Dublin, Sarah Jane O’Dwyer previous roles included COO with St James’s Hospital Group in Malta where she was responsible for a multi-million Euro budget and Transformation Programme Manager for Hamad Medical Corp, Qatar’s not-for-profit healthcare provider which manages nine hospitals and operates the national ambulance service and a home healthcare service. She has collaborated with Government and regulatory bodies across multiple countries in Europe and the Middle East.

Commenting on her appointment Sarah Jane O’Dwyer said; “HaloCare’s mission is to empower consumers to take control of their healthcare delivery and make smarter choices regarding their healthcare management. This enables providers to quickly adopt remote patient monitoring and hospital in the home models of care, ultimately wrapping clinical services around the needs of the patient. Utilising HaloCare’s state of the art technology and multidisciplinary clinical teams we can provide a world class service to the Irish healthcare market.

“This disruptive approach is a real leverage for change that will re-shape the healthcare industry and I am very excited to be leading a company that is reimagining the future of healthcare in Ireland.  David Walsh is one of Ireland’s foremost entrepreneurs and I am delighted to have the opportunity to work with David and benefit from his vast knowledge and experience.  With the evolution of assisted digital technologies we can dramatically impact positive patient outcomes and I will be bringing international best practice in elder care to our HaloCare customers keeping a  ‘patient care first’ philosophy at the centre of everything we do”.

HaloCare was founded in 2021 by David Walsh, Niall Kelly and Dr Johnny Walker.  HaloCare fosters independence and empowers people to live a better quality of life, with the care they need when and where they need it.  The company’s clinical advisory board includes Dr Rhona Mahony, Professor Dermot Power and Dr Edwina Dunne.  Today the company employs 25 people at its Carlow Headquarters.

Derek Palmer, Account Manager,

McGreals Health has announced the appointment of Derek Palmer to the position of Account Manager for the Novaerus by McGreals Health brand. The McGreals Group is headquartered in Blessington, Wicklow, and operates 11 pharmacy outlets as well as a primary care centre in the Leinster area.

In his new position, Derek will be focused on growing sales of the Novaerus range of air disinfection devices to support a rapidly growing national client base.  He will manage strategic sales development across sectors including corporate, education, hospitality and retail, as well as supporting the wider McGreals and Novaerus teams.

Prior to his role at McGreals Health, Derek held the position of Key Account Executive and Business Development Manager across the Diageo portfolio of brands for 28 years, working with major accounts in the licensed trade. His expertise expands to national sales, trade marketing, product launches, brand and event management and sponsorship.