Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd – Experienced Management Team

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Experienced and highly skilled team

Ross Mayne
Chief Executive Officer

Ross Mayne Ross Mayne is the CEO of Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd. Over the past 25 years, Ross has acquired strong knowledge and expertise of the insurance business and IT industry. He held senior roles at insurance software provider Allfinanz Ltd when it was acquired by Munich Re in 2007 and became CEO of Munich Re Automation Solutions Ltd the next year. Ross graduated from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Alby van Wyk
Executive Vice President Asia

Alby van Wyk Alby has worked in the financial services area for the past 20 years, including eight years at Old Mutual (a FTSE100 listed insurer) where he held senior marketing management and strategy roles. Alby also spearheaded the Old Mutual’s company wide eCommerce initiatives for two years before his departure. He then joined Interactive Investor International in London – one of the first major UK-based LSE & NASDAQ dotcom listings – as their Business Development Director. Alby shortly thereafter joined Allfinanz, now known as Munich Re Automation Solutions, in March 2001 as Business Development Manager.

Paul Donnelly
Executive Vice President EMEA

Paul Donnelly Paul Donnelly brings more than 25 years of professional experience in engineering, product management, marketing, sales and operations to his role as Executive Vice President, Europe, Middle East & Africa at Munich Re Automation Solutions.  He is responsible for managing all aspects of our business operations, growth, and profitability throughout the region. Paul is personally engaged with a number of Munich Re’s EMEA Automation Solutions customers and focuses his whole organisation on the primary goal of continually delivering value to customers and helping them achieve their goals for business success.

Prior to being named Executive Vice President, Paul was responsible for defining and delivering the products that form the basis of our successful relationships with customers, overseeing our Product Development, QA, Product Management and Marketing functions.

Over the past 25 years, Paul has acquired a broad knowledge of the software business, holding leadership positions at IONA Technologies, Zenark, Prediction Dynamics and Parallel Graphics. He began his career at Siemens, initially in London, and then in Munich. Paul is a member of the Board of Guardians & Directors at the Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital (the largest provider of Women’s healthcare in Ireland) and was formerly Executive Committee Member of the Irish Software Association.

Colm Kennedy
Executive Vice President Americas

Colm Kennedy Colm joined Munich Re Automation Solutions in April 2009. Previously, Colm was Chief Operating Officer for Newbay Software. Having joined Newbay in 2006, he was a key member of the executive management team that rapidly grew the company, leading to its acquisition by RIM. Prior to his role at Newbay Software, Colm was co-founder at Compisol, a private software company specialising in software services for the financial services sector that was recognised in the Deloitte Fast 50 as one of Irelands fasted growing companies. Colm has delivered technology programmes in the insurance sector and he frequently speaks at technology events and has published work in the engineering field.

Vanessa Pitt
Chief Financial Officer

Vanessa Pitt Vanessa joined Munich Re Automation Solutions in November 2006. Her previous experience includes 2 years working in RTE (The Irish State Broadcaster) as TV Projects Finance Manager. Prior to that, she worked for Microsoft in Dublin for 7 years. Her roles there included Financial Planning and Analysis manager for their European Operations centre and financial controller of the Home & Entertainment Operations Division for EMEA. She also worked as financial controller of the Consultancy and Architects divisions of ESB International. Vanessa qualified as a chartered accountant with KPMG in 1996 where she worked their audit and management consultancy departments.

Seamus Murphy
Chief Business Analyst

Seamus Murphy Seamus Murphy joined Munich Re Automation Solutions in 1995. He has over 20 years of experience in the life insurance industry. He leads the MRAS Business Analysis team to gather client requirements and deliver solutions that meet their needs. Previously he has worked in the new business department of a large UK insurer for a number of years, and for companies in the television and print media. Seamus is a qualified teacher and he taught for a number of years in second-level schools in Ireland before moving to the insurance industry.

Conor Moriarty
Chief Technology Officer

Conor Moriarty Conor Moriarty joined Munich Re Automation Solutions in 1996 and has over 20 years experience in the IT industry. He has had detailed involvement in all stages of Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) for both core product applications and client project delivery. He also focuses on process improvement within the lifecycle of projects. Built on his extensive experience of representing the company with clients and with external organisations, Conor has a proven track record of successful delivery of solutions to meet client needs, covering all stages from initial design through to live roll-out.

Declan O'Neill
Executive Vice President of Product and Data

Conor Moriarty Declan O’Neill joined Munich Re Automation Solutions in 2015 as the Vice President of Business Analytics. He has primary responsibility for the management and on-going development of Munich Re’s data and analytics product solutions. Declan has over 20 years of experience in the life insurance industry. Before joining Munich Re, he worked for a direct writer in a variety of senior management roles across actuarial reporting, model development, IT, product development, marketing, and multi-channel distribution management. Declan is a graduate of University College Dublin, Ireland, with a Bachelor of Actuarial and Financial Studies and a Masters in Business Administration. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland and Institute and Faculty of Actuaries.

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