Argo International, the specialist Lloyd’s insurer, is pleased to announce the appointment of Ciaran O’Donnell to the role of Chief Financial Officer. Ciaran will join Argo International on 1st January 2010.
Ciaran joins Argo International from FM Global where he was Chief Financial Officer of the International Division, a position he has held since 2005. He has over 20 years of financial experience in the Property/Casualty insurance industry, specifically in Europe and Asia, and with working for US parented companies, including ten years as a member of Executive Management Teams.
Prior to FM Global, Ciaran was European and Asian Property & Casualty Controller at General Electric and Chief Financial Officer for GE Insurance Solutions (UK). Previously, he held financial roles with AIG, most notably, CFO Continental Europe, and Coopers & Lybrand. Ciaran holds his ACA qualification and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.
Ciaran takes up the position from Nick Denniston, who has decided to leave the company in order to pursue other opportunities. Nick will remain in place until 31st March 2010 to provide a smooth handover of his duties.
Julian Enoizi, Chief Executive Officer, Argo International, said : “I look forward to welcoming Ciaran on board, who, with his extensive experience in this role and of the industry, will be a great asset as we continue to build Argo International’s platform for growth.
“I would like to thank Nick for his significant contribution to the business over the past five years both as CFO and interim CEO and wish him continued success in future ventures. I would also like to express my gratitude for his having agreed to stay with us until next March to ensure a smooth transition to Ciaran.”