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 over 25 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.

Steven Skelton

Broker Sales and Development Lead

  • Steven is a sales professional with experience across a number of sectors of Irish Industry. Steven is out and about meeting our brokers, helping them secure quotations, identifying opportunities and generally ensuring high levels of service satisfaction. Inside the office, Steven is the person who can get your risk priority attention.

  • Steven can be contacted on +353 85 148 4474.

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

Sean Leonard

Certified Insurance Practitioner & Senior Underwriter

  • Sean is an Underwriter with over 16 years experience across a number of insurance classes. His areas of expertise include Liability, Property, Motor Fleet and Professional Indemnity.

  • Sean can be contacted on +353 85 813 8961.

Sean is available for face to face risk consultations, and enjoys getting out from behind the desk to appraise risks and meet clients in person.

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