Blackrock Insurance Solutions was founded in 2016 based on the principles of honesty, reliability and personability.

These are the key aspects we seek to emulate in our day to day business dealings.

Meet the Management Team

Neil McSherry - Blackrock Insurance Solutions

Neil McSherry

ACII. Chartered Insurer. BA Risk Management
Managing Director and Lead Underwriter

  • Neil is a London Market trained specialist liability underwriter of 24 years’ experience, based in Ireland for the last 16 years. He is an experienced Insurance company Underwriting and distribution manager.

  • Neil has filled senior positions within A-rated International Insurers, where the culture of compliance, process and procedure is strong.

  • Within these roles Neil has gained extensive senior level experience in portfolio management, business planning, budgeting and control, team creation, marketing and distribution, administration and stakeholder management.

Neil is lead case-underwriter. Insurer partners and broker clients alike will benefit from this exceptional level of experience being applied to risk selection and pricing, and the creation of innovative deals to help our cover propositions stand out from the pack.
Pat Colgan - Blackrock Insurance Solutions

Pat Colgan

Deputy Liability Manager, Senior Underwriter and Owner/Investor

Pat is one of the most experienced commercial underwriters in the Irish market, with expertise across property and liability. He is a natural analyst who enjoys working with Actuaries in the creation of data informed development plans. He is a Lead Underwriter on Liability and the principal Technical Referral point on complex New Business and Renewal proposals for our broker panel.
Conor Walsh - Blackrock Insurance Solutions

Conor Walsh

Chairman, Investor and Non-Executive Director

  • Conor has a broad range of experience gained over 38 Years, working with Global organisations including Midland Bank, Diageo, Citibank, ABN AMRO and in the Irish market with Allied Irish Bank and Bank of Ireland.  Conor provides expertise in the areas of corporate governance and compliance. Conor has also worked in start-ups, with Fintech Company CR2 and as a founder and Managing Director of Key Capital Private, a joint venture with Deutsche Bank. Conor currently runs his own consulting firm Montpelier Capital.

  • Conor Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, a Member of the Institute of Directors and a Non-Executive Director for Regulated Investment Funds based in Dublin and Cayman.

Frank-Darcy

Frank Darcy

Development Underwriting Manager
CIP, Dip. Management, Dip. SHWW.

  • Frank has over 30 years’ experience within the Irish Insurance Market.

  • He has successfully underwritten and managed products and portfolios across the major commercial business lines of Property, Liability and Motor fleet, in addition to taking a lead role in business development.

  • Senior management roles held at A rated Insurers including Norwich Union, Royal Sun Alliance and Travelers Insurance Company.

  • Frank has extensive experience in managing business portfolios (in excess of €20m annual GWP) and in mentoring the people that make them a success. Frank has also set up and managed a number of successful Delegated Underwriting Authorities.

Day to day, Frank loves getting out and meeting brokers, helping them win and retain clients, and assisting on technical queries.

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