Our leadership team
Our leadership and management team brings together a unique combination of insurance and technology know-how and experience
Chief Executive Officer
Over the last 25 years, Ross has gained in-depth knowledge and expertise of both the insurance business and the 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Vanessa joined the business in November 2006. Her previous experience includes RTE (The Irish State Broadcaster) and Microsoft. At Microsoft, her roles included financial planning and analysis 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 in their audit and management consultancy departments.
Chief Technology Officier
Conor joined us in 1996 and has over 20 years' experience in the IT industry. He has had detailed involvement in all stages of the 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. Conor has a proven track record of successful solution delivery to meet client needs, covering all stages from initial design through to live roll-out.
Executive Vice President Product & Data
Declan has over 20 years of experience in the life insurance industry. Prior to joining Munich Re, he worked for a primary insurer 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 snd Faculty of Actuaries, and is also a Qualified Financial Advisor.
Executive Vice President Americas
Colm joined the business in April 2009. Previously, Colm was Chief Operating Officer for Newbay Software where he was a key member of the executive management team that rapidly grew the company, leading to its acquisition by RIM. Prior to Newbay, Colm was co-founder at Compisol, a private software company specialising in software services for the financial services sector, recognised in the Deloitte Fast 50 as one of Ireland's fastest growing companies. Colm frequently speaks at technology events and has published work in the engineering field.
Alby van Wyk
Executive Vice President Asia
Alby has worked in the financial services area for the past 20 years, including eight years at Old Mutual where he held senior marketing management and strategy roles. Alby also spearheaded Old Mutual's company-wide e-commerce initiatives before joining Interactive Investor International in London as their Business Development Director. In 2001, Alby joined ALLFINANZ, now known as Munich Re Automation Solutions, as Business Development Manager.
Executive Vice President EMEA
Paul Donnelly has over 25 years' experience in engineering, product management, marketing, sales and operations. He is responsible for managing all aspects of our business operations, growth and profitability throughout the EMEA region. Paul is personally engaged with a number of Munich Re's EMEA customers and focuses his whole organisation on the primary goal of continually delivering value to customers, helping them achieve their goals and revolutionise their business.
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Michael joined Munich Re in 2017. With over 25 years experience in the IT and financial services industries Michael has held leadership roles in SAP, SAS, Dell and more recently Oracle.