Ardonagh Global Data and Risk Management Centre launched in Ireland

12 July 2021

60 roles across data science and analysis in Global Data and Risk Management Centre to provide data-driven insights to clients globally

 

The Ardonagh Group, (“Ardonagh, “The Group”) a top 20 global insurance broker and the UK’s largest independent insurance broker, has announced it will open the Ardonagh Global Data and Risk Management Centre this month, bringing 60 new highly-skilled, data science and analysis roles to Mullingar, Co. Westmeath.

The Data and Risk Management Centre will deliver data-driven insights to Ardonagh’s clients across the globe and help its 7,000+ colleagues offer tailored solutions across a diverse range of insurance products and related services.

CEO of Arachas Conor Brennan, who created the concept, led an approach to IDA Ireland, securing the support of the Irish Government through meaningful investment into the initiative. Ardonagh intends to work closely with the Athlone Institute of Technology to offer its graduates local and world-class career opportunities.

David Ross, CEO of The Ardonagh Group, said: “Our Global Data and Risk Management Centre will focus entirely on improved outcomes for every participant in the value chain; forensically investigating our pool of data to build an improved understanding of risk, examining possible future outcomes and working with clients and insurer partners in preparation for the unknown. 

“This skilled understanding and interpretation of our data will enable improved products with bespoke terms which accurately answer the needs of customers across the Group, from our bike and car owners in Carole Nash and Swinton, right through to our newly created reinsurance unit, Inver Re. This investment with the Irish Government into an absolute focus on being one step ahead will be at the heart of every risk we manage.”

Conor Brennan, CEO of Arachas said: “Ardonagh considered many locations worldwide as a home for this centre, but ultimately, the Westmeath area stood out as a home for local talent and a high quality of life. At Arachas, we are delighted to be extending the presence of Ardonagh in Ireland, a further nod to the celtic roots of the Ardonagh brand.”

IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan said: “The Ardonagh Group’s decision to establish its Global Data and Risk Management Centre in Mullingar demonstrates the company’s confidence in the highly skilled and talented workforce available in the Midlands.  Winning jobs and investment in regional locations is a key pillar of IDA Ireland’s strategy Driving Recovery and Sustainable Growth 2021 - 2024 and today’s announcement by The Ardonagh Group demonstrates the agency’s continued commitment to that pillar.  I wish the team at Ardonagh every success with this expansion.”

 


Notes to Editors

THE ARDONAGH GROUP

The Ardonagh Group is the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform and a top 20 broker globally. We are a collection of best-in-class entrepreneurial and specialist brands with a network of more than 100 locations and a combined workforce of more than 7,000 people. Across our portfolio, we offer a highly diversified range of insurance-related products and services across the full insurance value chain in the UK, Ireland and broader international markets. From complex multinational corporations to individuals purchasing personal insurance policies, our understanding of the communities we serve, together with our scale and breadth, allows us to work with our insurer partners to deliver a broad range of product and risk solutions that meet customer needs.

 

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