Our Team

Management

Dara Hurley

CEO

Dara Hurley has worked in the Insurance Industry for 20 years.

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Dara Hurley

Conor O'Mahony

Chief Financial Officer

Conor O`Mahony joined us in September 2015 as Head of Finance for UBS in Ireland.

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Conor O'Mahony

Annalisa Vannella

Head of Product Development

Annalisa Vannella joined Octium in August 2017 as Head of Product Development.

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Annalisa Vannella
Dara Hurley

Dara Hurley

CEO

Dara Hurley has worked in the Insurance Industry for 20 years with experience gained in various roles in Switzerland, Ireland and The Cayman Islands.

​He has been CEO for Octium since 2005 while it has been part of the UBS Group and during that time he also was the UBS Country Head for Ireland and the Global Head of Life Insurance for UBS.

​He not only has extensive experience in Life Insurance, but arising from his experience with UBS an in-depth understanding of the wealth management requirements of private clients.

​He is a previous Chairman of Financial Services Ireland’s Cross Border Life Insurance Association and a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland.

Conor O'Mahony

Conor O'Mahony

Chief Financial Officer

Conor O`Mahony joined the Company in September 2015 as Head of Finance for UBS in Ireland.

Prior to this Conor spent over eight years with UBS in Australia, most recently as Head of Financial Accounting and Control for UBS Investment Bank in Australia and New Zealand, where he gained a wealth of experience covering all aspects of accounting and controlling, supporting strategic business initiatives and managing teams through significant regulatory and business-led change.

Conor is a graduate of University College Cork, holding a Bachelor of Science degree, and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Annalisa Vannella

Annalisa Vannella

Head of Product Development

Annalisa Vannella joined Octium in August 2017 as Head of Product Development.

She has been working in cross border life insurance companies since 2006.

In this period, she has gained experience in life insurance product development, covering various aspects of product management, EU and target market insurance legislation and the taxation of life insurance products.

Ruth Quinn

Head of Compliance

Ruth Quinn has 16 years` experience in the financial services industry.

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Ruth Quinn

Joseph Doran

Chief Risk Officer

Joseph Doran joined Octium Life DAC as CRO in December 2018.

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Joseph Doran

Eamon Slevin

Chief Operating Officer

Eamon Slevin is a highly experienced insurance executive with over 30 years in the industry.

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Eamon Slevin
Ruth Quinn

Ruth Quinn

Head of Compliance

Ruth Quinn has 16 years` experience in the financial services industry working in cross border life insurance.

She has been with Octium since 2005 while it has been part of the UBS Group and during that time she has worked in Operations, Risk Management and Compliance. Ruth has been Head of Compliance for Octium since November 2015. In this role, she is responsible for promoting and ensuring Octium’s compliance with laws, regulations and company policies.

Ruth is also the Company Secretary for Octium since March 2013.

Joseph Doran

Joseph Doran

Chief Risk Officer

Joseph Doran joined Octium Life DAC as CRO in December 2018. Prior to joining, Joseph held senior risk roles with SCOR Global Life, St. James’s Place International and Aviva.

Joseph graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1992 and 1998 with BA Mod (Maths/Economics) and MBA degrees. He holds a diploma in Actuarial Techniques and the designation PRM from the Professional Risk Managers International Association.

Eamon Slevin

Eamon Slevin

Chief Operating Officer

Eamon Slevin is a highly experienced insurance executive with over 30 years in the industry at board and senior management level and has led large life and general insurance companies in both buoyant and challenging circumstances. He has built-up insurance businesses that have generated significant shareholder value. He is a highly experienced leader of large programmes, including Brexit, GDPR and operational transformations.

Eamon is respected as a strong people leader, with a reputation for building winning teams. He is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, holds a first class MBA from the Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin, and is a Certified Insurance Director. Previous employers include Bank of Ireland, Barclays, Friend First, UBS International Life.

Directors

Ciaran McGettrick Independent Non-Executive Director
Dara Hurley CEO
Jean-Francois Willems Non-Executive Director
Seamus Hughes Independent Non-Executive Director
Massimo Mattioli Non-Executive Director