Spring Insure expands European team with the appointment of Shane Barry

Dublin, 07 September 2022 – Spring Insure, the only financial lines MGA in Ireland, has appointed Shane Barry as Senior Underwriter. Shane will report to Patrick Mettler, Managing Director of the European business and specialises in professional indemnity, cyber, tech and media products. This appointment follows Spring’s authorisation from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI) and Lloyd’s coverholder status in Ireland, opening its doors to Irish and European business.

Shane joins Spring from Hiscox Ireland and has spent over 20 years’ working in the professional lines sector. Prior to Hiscox, he held the position of Specialty Insurance Manager, Ireland at Chubb Insurance.

Patrick Mettler, Managing Director at Spring Insure Europe, commented: “We’re in an exciting growth phase after our recent CBI authorisation and confirmation of Lloyd’s coverholder status. I have known Shane for a long time and so does the Irish Professional Indemnity market. Shane brings with him a wealth of knowledge and fresh perspectives and so I’m delighted with his appointment and look forward to working with him to build the business.”

Shane Barry, Senior Underwriter, added: “I’m delighted to be joining Spring. The opportunity to develop the group’s European platform in Dublin is an exciting challenge. I look forward to working with the entrepreneurial team and building on the formidable foundation’s Paddy and the rest of the team already have in place.”