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 LHK Insurance. 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 business and developed the client profile utilising his experience to advise domestically based commercial and corporate clients. Colm has overseen the merger of MJ Kelleher Insurance (Drogheda) and LHW General Insurance Brokers since the acquisition in 2013.

graham-hohnGraham Hohn CIP Dip CII

Operations 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 Operations Director.

 

stephen-pattersonStephen Patterson APA

Director

Tel: 087 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 office 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.

colm-kelleher-chairmanColm 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

Commercial

Dublin

David Gibson CIP

David Gibson CIP

Senior Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055608 / 086 0460859
david.gibson@lhkinsurance.ie

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David began his Insurance career in 2008. He worked as a Client Executive and Business Development Manager with FBD Insurance where he was responsible for servicing and growing a large book of direct business. David has since gained valuable experience from his time in Global brokers Marsh & McLennan and Lockton Companies where he was responsible for managing large and complex local and global accounts. David joined LHK Insurance in 2016 and is responsible for large and medium-sized portfolios. His efficiency, client and Insurer relationship skills make him a valuable asset to LHK Insurance and his clients alike.
Keith Young BA APA

Keith Young BA APA

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 commenced his insurance exams in 2015 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.
Philip Finegan CIP

Philip Finegan CIP

Commercial Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055610
philip.finegan@lhkinsurance.ie

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Philip joined LHK Insurance in February 2017 as a Commercial Account Executive.

Philip commenced his insurance career in 1988 and has over eighteen years’ experience in insurance broking alongside ten years experience in underwriting and business development roles.  Prior to joining LHK Insurance, Philip’s most recent role was that of Regional Development Manager with a niche insurer.

He recently served as President of the Insurance Institute of Dublin in 2015 and is currently a Council member of the Insurance Institute of Ireland.  Philip is CIP qualified since 2010.

Philip will draw on his years of experience in advising a portfolio of mid to large commercial clients and will utilize his contacts within the insurance industry to give new and existing clients the best possible service.

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.
Allan McArdle CIP

Allan McArdle CIP

Commercial Account Executive

Direct Dial 01 2055604 
allan.mcardle@lhkinsurance.ie

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Allan joined LHK Insurance in 2016 following a successful 10-year career at FBD Insurance where he fulfilled a number of underwriting and development roles, primarily responsible for maintaining and developing a large portfolio of direct commercial business. As part of our growing and dynamic commercial team, Allan is responsible for advising a portfolio of mid to large commercial clients whilst also supporting the directors in the servicing of large commercial clients. Allan is CIP qualified, having gained this qualification in 2013.

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.

Anne Marie Kirwan

Anne Marie Kirwan

Commercial Account Executive

Tel: 041 9837660
annemarie.kirwan@lhkinsurance.ie

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Anne Marie is a highly experienced commercial account executive. Following a successful 14-year career in FBD Insurance, Anne Marie joined LHK Insurance in 2016. Anne Marie is committed to advising and servicing her own clients whilst also supporting the directors in servicing their corporate client portfolio.

Lisa McCabe CIP

Lisa McCabe CIP

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 CIP qualification in May 2014 and is currently doing the MDI exams, working towards ACII accreditation.

Ruth Mc Cann BA APA

Ruth Mc Cann BA APA

Commercial Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874113
ruth.mccann@lhkinsurance.ie

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Ruth joined the Commercial team in LHK Kelleher Insurance in July 2017 having commenced her career in insurance with Blue Insurance in 2015. Since this time, Ruth has progressed quickly through her professional exams having attained her APA qualification in October 2016 and is currently working towards the completion of her CIP qualification in Autumn 2017.

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

Catherine Slevin CIP

Catherine Slevin CIP

Personal Lines Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055609
catherine.slevin@lhkinsurance.ie

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Catherine has over 15 years of experience in the insurance industry, with 10 of them at LHW Insurances Group. She has a broad wealth of knowledge and experience in personal lines cases. Catherine obtained her CIP qualification in 2010.
Eve Swaine CIP

Eve Swaine CIP

Personal Lines Account Executive

Direct Dial: 01 2055612
eve.swaine@lhkinsurance.ie

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Eve began her career in McCarthy Insurance Group in Cork in 2009 and relocated to Dublin in November 2013. Eve completed her APA in Personal General Insurance in July 2013 and her APA in Commercial General Insurance in October 2013. She most recently attained her CIP qualification in February 2017.
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.

Drogheda

Sharon Stewart ACII ALIA (Dip)

Sharon Stewart ACII ALIA (Dip)

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.

Fiona Kierans BA APA

Fiona Kierans BA APA

Personal Lines Account Executive

Tel: 041 9874118
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.

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.

 

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