Our People

Meet The Team

 

Management Team

colm-kelleherColm M Kelleher BA MSc ACII

Managing Director

Tel: 086 8360462
colm.kelleher@lhkinsurance.ie

 

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Colm is Managing Director of the LHK Group. Upon graduating from university with a degree in insurance studies and a Masters in Risk Management, Colm went to work with Aon London in their Global Risks division, advising multinational clients on their insurance placements. Colm was a strategic account broker and director of the Global Risks division when he decided to return to Ireland at the end of 2007. Colm has succeeded in growing the LHK business and developed the client profile utilising his experience to advise domestically based commercial and corporate clients.

graham-hohnGraham Hohn CIP Dip CII

Director

Tel: 086 2502307
graham.hohn@lhkinsurance.ie

 

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Graham Hohn is a well-recognised leading insurance practitioner in Ireland with over 30 years of experience. Following a successful career in RSA Insurance, fulfilling a range of roles in both underwriting and business development, Graham joined LHK legacy company Lewis Traub as director in 2001. Working with fellow director Alan Lewis, Graham merged this business with Bradley Williams to form LHW Insurance Group Ltd in 2003. Leading the General division of LHW, Graham developed and grew the business both organically and through the acquisitions of Webb Insurance and M N Maiden & Company.

When the directors of LHW decided to spin out the general business of LHW in recognition of the changing dynamics of the market, Graham worked with Colm Kelleher, Managing Director of Kelleher Insurance to merge these respective businesses. This merger ultimately lead to the creation of LHK Insurance, where Graham now acts as Director of the Dublin business.

 

stephen-pattersonStephen Patterson CIP

Director

Tel: 086 4607197
stephen.patterson@lhkinsurance.ie

 

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Stephen joined LHK in 2016. Stephen’s responsibility is to lead the organic growth and development of the LHK Group, whilst managing the Drogheda business on a day to day basis. In addition, Stephen continues to directly manage many of LHK’s longstanding clients.

Prior to joining LHK Insurance Stephen was CEO of McGivern Flynn Insurance Brokers, where he had grown and developed the business, while still personally handling a large portfolio of mid to large corporate clients. With over 27 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Stephen is well known having held a number of senior broking, underwriting and business development roles at Zurich, AIG and Fingal Insurance Brokers.

Conail Flynn QFA FLIA APA RPA AIIPM QPT FIMCA CMC 

Director

Tel: 087 829 6466

conail.flynn@lhkfinancial.ie

 

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Conail joined LHK in April 2019 and is Director of the Financial Planning business, LHK Financial. He spent the previous 17 years of his career with Grant Thornton and prior to that, he worked for a number of pension and actuarial consultancy firms both in Ireland and in Scotland. He has acted as a trusted adviser to a wide variety of corporate and professional clients for over 25 years.

In addition to his expertise in implementing, redesigning and the winding up of pension and insurance arrangements, Conail has significant experience in providing financial advice relating to pre and post retirement strategies, business insurance, life assurance, disability, critical illness, lump sum investment and inheritance tax.

Conail is a Qualified Financial Advisor and holds a Joint Financial Services Diploma as well as a Diploma in Retirement Planning Advice. He is a fellow of the Life Insurance Association of Ireland, a fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants in Ireland and an associate of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers. He recently completed the IIPM Law and Governance Programme for Trustees.

Colm Kelleher

Chairman

Tel: 087 2553391

 

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After working briefly with his father Myles, in insurance in Dundalk, Colm Kelleher Snr established Kelleher Insurance in Drogheda in 1970. Over a 40 year period, he developed the business into one of the most recognised brokers in Leinster. Colm is chairman of LHK Insurance alongside dealing with many of his long standing clients in an advisory capacity.

Jim Canavan ACCA

Non Executive Director

Tel: 087 2241814
jim.canavan@lhkinsurance.ie

 

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Jim joined LHK Insurance Ltd as Non-Executive Director in 2017. During the course of his executive career, Jim held a number of senior leadership positions in a variety of industries including CEO of UniPhar plc from 2001 to 2009. Here he presided over the growth and development of the second largest pharmaceutical, medical and life sciences wholesale distribution business in Ireland. More recently, Jim was involved in a major restructuring of PC Group Ireland in his role as Group Managing Director between 2015 and 2017. He is a results-driven senior executive with strong financial, analytical and legal skills who displays an exceptional understanding of the laws of corporate governance, contract and limited companies. Jim is focused on working with the executive management team of LHK Insurance to ensure the business is run in the best possible terms, in order to achieve our strategic, operational and financial objectives.

Ros Scally BA MBS

Operations Executive

Tel: 086 0250931

ros.scally@lhkinsurance.ie

 

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Ros Scally is Operations Executive of LHK Insurance with responsibility for a wide range of operational areas within the business including information technology, financial management, human resource planning, and regulatory compliance.

Ros joined LHK in 2015 with a very substantial background in operations within the food and retail industries having worked for Kerry Group plc, Arcadia Group Ltd and The Brown Thomas Group Ltd. One of her first key projects was the successful rebrand of the LHW/Kelleher business in early 2016.

Ros holds a BESS undergraduate degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters of Business degree in Management Consultancy from The Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin.

Commercial

Dublin

Keith Young BA CIP

Keith Young BA CIP

Commercial Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055605
keith.young@lhkinsurance.ie

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Keith joined LHK’s commercial team in 2016 to grow and develop the sports and contingency side of the business. Following a successful career in Line up Sports Media, where Keith acted for Ireland’s top athletes and international brands, Keith joined IRUPA (Irish Rugby Union Players’ Association) in 2013. Keith’s role in IRUPA was the creation, coordination, and execution of the IRUPA Events as well as the negotiation and activation of external partners and sponsors. Keith attained his CIP qualification in February 2018 and is now combining this insurance knowledge with his Bachelor of Arts in Marketing Practice and Sports & Exercise to develop LHK’s sports related portfolio of business alongside additional commercial opportunities.
Padraig Boyle

Padraig Boyle

Commercial Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055610
padraig.boyle@lhkinsurance.ie

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Padraig joined LHK Insurance in January 2018. Padraig has extensive experience in Commercial Insurance with a broad knowledge within the areas of Technology and Marine/Haulage. Padraig is currently working towards his CIP Qualification.
Dylan Moir BA CIP

Dylan Moir BA CIP

Junior Commercial Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055615
dylan.moir@lhkinsurance.ie

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Dylan joined the commercial team in November 2018, bringing a strong background in Personal Lines from the CFM Group where he began his insurance career in 2015. CFM gave Dylan exposure to a wide range of clients while growing their respective brands. He achieved his APA and CIP qualifications within a short timeframe and plans to commence further exams in 2019.
Alison Conn H Dip CIP

Alison Conn H Dip CIP

Commercial Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055607
alison.conn@lhkinsurance.ie

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Having graduated from university with a H.Dip and spending two winter seasons working abroad, Alison joined MN Maiden & Co. in July 2002. Following a merger with LHW Insurances Group, Alison became a valuable member of our Commercial Lines team, bringing with her a wealth of experience. Alison completed her CIP qualification in November 2009.
Daniel Rogerson CIP

Daniel Rogerson CIP

Commercial Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055604
Daniel.rogerson@lhkinsurance.ie

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Daniel joined the LHK commercial team in May 2018 having begun his career in the insurance industry with Chill Insurance in September 2015. After a brief time working in the Personal lines department in Chill Insurance he was promoted to SME account executive, responsible for a large range of clients in this sector. Daniel achieved his APA qualification in October 2017 closely followed by his CIP qualification in February 2018. He is planning to commence the ACII exams in 2019
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Drogheda

Gillian Linn

Gillian Linn

Commercial Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874111
gillian.linn@lhkinsurance.ie

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Gillian joined Kelleher Insurance in 2001 after having started her career in Zurich Insurance. Gillian has extensive experience in Personal and Commercial Lines Insurance having developed a broad knowledge within the areas of Food & Beverage, Bridgestone scheme and more recently Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance.

 

 

 

Gillian’s efficiency, relationship management and negotiation skills make her a valuable asset to our clients.

Aine Walsh

Aine Walsh

Commercial Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874114
aine.walsh@lhkinsurance.ie

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Aine joined our Drogheda commercial lines team in August 2015 and has over 14 years’ experience working in the insurance industry.

 

 

 

 

Aine started her career in 2001 in Friends First Life assurance where she worked in the Life and Pension department and worked her way up to Senior Administrator.

Aine then joined Aviva direct in 2008 as a Customer Sales Advisor in both General and Life Insurance. With the closure of Aviva branches in November 2012, Aine moved to One Direct working also as a Customer Sales Advisor in personal insurance.

Aine is a qualified Accredited Product Advisor and is currently studying for the CIP qualification.

Ian Leakey CIP

Ian Leakey CIP

Commercial Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874113
ian.leakey@lhkinsurance.ie

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Ian joined LHK Kelleher Insurance in September 2018 and has 10 years Commercial Lines Insurance experience, having started his insurance career in Quinn Insurance. He is responsible for servicing our clients in the SME sector. 

Lisa McCabe MDI

Lisa McCabe MDI

Commercial Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874112
lisa.mccabe@lhkinsurance.ie

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Having previously worked in the Motor Industry for 11 years, Lisa has been in the Insurance Industry since 2011. Initially working in Aviva Direct as a Customer Advisor for both Personal and Commercial Lines, she then joined Kelleher Insurance to assist with the migration of the Aviva clients which were acquired by Kelleher Insurance due to closure of the Aviva Branch Network. Since joining Kelleher Insurance, Lisa has gained experience in a more expansive range of SME businesses and also Solicitors Professional Indemnity Insurance. Lisa works with Insurers keeping customers always central to her negotiations. She obtained her Management Diploma in Insurance (MDI) in July 2018 with a view to progress towards ACII accreditation.

Ann McAuley

Ann McAuley

Commercial Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874119
ann.mcauley@lhkinsurance.ie

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Ann has worked as part of the Kelleher Insurance Team for the last 28 years, she has vast experience in Insurance of SME Trades but specialises in Restaurants and Fast Food Outlets.

 

 

 

 

Ann has a wealth of knowledge and great working relationships with Insurers. Her attention to detail is highly regarded by her clients.

Personal

Dublin

Jason O’Brien CIP

Jason O’Brien CIP

Personal Lines Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055606
jason.obrien@lhkinsurance.ie

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Jason started his career in Europlan Insurances in 2008. Jason joined LHK in March 2015 specialising in the Personal Lines section dealing with household, motor and travel policies. Jason attained his CIP qualification in January 2012.

Rachel Hohn

Rachel Hohn

Personal Lines Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055608
rachel.hohn@lhkinsurance.ie

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Rachel is a new entrant to the insurance industry and will commence her APA accreditation in September 2019 under the guidance of her colleagues in the Personal Lines team in the Dublin office.

Eimear Nally BA CIP

Eimear Nally BA CIP

Personal Lines Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055612
eimear.nally@lhkinsurance.ie

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Eimear graduated with a BA honours degree in general business from National College of Ireland in 2015 and began her career in Insurance at CFM in 2016. Whilst at CFM, she developed core expertise in both house and motor insurance. Eimear is APA qualified and joined the personal lines team in LHK in February 2019. She is currently working towards the completion of her CIP qualification.

Drogheda

Sharon Stewart ACII/APA

Sharon Stewart ACII/APA

Personal Lines Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874116
sharon.stewart@lhkinsurance.ie

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Sharon joined the Personal Lines team in LHK Kelleher Insurance in July 2017. Sharon commenced her insurance career in 1989 and has almost twenty years’ experience in both general insurance and life assurance broking and underwriting. Sharon has a diploma from the Life Assurance Association and an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the CII. Sharon was presented with the Paddy Cowman Award for achieving the highest result nationally in the Principles and Practices of Management in Insurance (ACII) Exams.

Darryl Lynch APA

Darryl Lynch APA

Personal Lines Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874118
darryl.lynch@lhkinsurance.ie

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Darryl began his career in the insurance industry with The AA Ireland in 2016 and joined the Personal Lines team in LHK Kelleher Insurance in late 2017. He received his APA qualification in June 2018.

Michael Lewicki APA

Michael Lewicki APA

Personal Lines Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874117
michael.lewicki@lhkinsurance.ie

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Michael joined the Drogheda Personal Lines Team in October 2017. Michael started his career in insurance in 2014 with Chill Insurance and later completed his APA qualification in Personal and Commercial General Insurance in June 2016. He is currently working towards his CIP Qualification.

Fiona Kierans BA APA

Fiona Kierans BA APA

Personal Lines Account Executive

Tel: 041 9809801
fiona.kierans@lhkinsurance.ie

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Fiona graduated with a BA honours degree in Business from Athlone Institute of Technology in 2011 and joined the Personal Lines team in LHK Kelleher Insurance in March 2017, having previously worked for FBD Insurance. She attained her APA qualification in January 2016 and is currently working towards her CIP Qualification.

Claims

Ruth Mc Cann BBS CIP

Ruth Mc Cann BBS CIP

Group Claims Executive

Tel: 041 9809800
ruth.mccann@lhkinsurance.ie

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Ruth graduated from Dundalk Institute of Technology in 2012 with an Honours Bachelor of Business. Following this she held a number of management and supervisory positions in both the hospitality and retail industries. She began her insurance career with Blue Insurance in 2015 as a Sales Agent & Product Specialist and quickly attained her CIP qualification. Having joined LHK Kelleher Insurance in July 2017 as a Commercial Account Executive, Ruth has now progressed to Group Claims Executive. This position is focused on providing our clients with proactive claims management, resolution and analysis.

Accounts

Aisling Fitzpatrick

Aisling Fitzpatrick

Head of Accounts

Direct Dial: 041 9874115
aisling.fitzpatrick@lhkinsurance.ie

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Aisling has over 21 years experience working in the area of Finance/Accounts, 18 years of which has been gained working within the insurance industry. She joined RSA in 1999 working in the Finance Department and then moved to Affinity Insurance Brokers in 2007 where she worked as Financial Controller until she joined LHK in 2013.

 

Sylvia Keogh

Sylvia Keogh

Accounts Assistant

Direct Dial: 041 9809802
sylvia.keogh@lhkinsurance.ie

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Sylvia has over 21 years’ experience working in finance.  She has a National Certificate in Business Studies and is also a qualified Accounting Technician. Having spent almost 6 years in Canada, she returned home in 2018 and joined the LHK Kelleher business in February 2019.

 

Financial Planning

Ciara Lyons BA QFA AIIPM LCOI

Ciara Lyons BA QFA AIIPM LCOI

Pensions and Compliance Manager

Direct Dial: 01 2055616

ciara.lyons@lhkfinancial.ie

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Ciara joined LHK Financial in March 2019 from Grant Thornton. She has over 14 years’ experience providing advice to corporate and personal clients in professional services firms including Marsh/Mercer, Deloitte and Grant Thornton. She specialises in all aspects of pension scheme management including the design of new defined contribution pension schemes, restructuring of existing schemes and compliance management. Ciara also has many years’ experience working closely with individuals in developing their pre and post retirement planning strategies.

Ciara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from University College Dublin. She is a Qualified Financial Adviser and an associate of the Irish Institute of Pension Managers and also holds the Professional Diploma in Compliance.

 

Dublin: +353 (0) 1 205 5600
Drogheda: +353 (0) 41 983 7660