Insurance broker Ardonagh to add 60 jobs in Mullingar

Expansion comes as company opens global data and risk management centre

Insurance broker Ardonagh Group has announced new jobs in the midlands. Photograph: iStock

Insurance broker Ardonagh Group has announced new jobs in the midlands. Photograph: iStock

 

Insurance broker Ardonagh Group has announced it will open the Ardonagh Global Data and Risk Management Centre this month, bringing 60 new data science and analysis roles to Mullingar, Co Westmeath.

The centre will support services offered by Ardonagh, the UK’s largest independent insurance distribution platform, with the project supported by inward investment agency IDA Ireland.

“I am delighted that The Ardonagh Group has chosen to establish its new facility in Mullingar, creating 60 highly skilled jobs in the areas of data science and analysis,” said Minister of State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Robert Troy.

“While we have had a difficult 18 months, today’s significant announcement is a testament to the quality of talent and opportunities for companies investing in the Midlands. It is a positive endorsement for Mullingar and a real sign that brighter days are ahead.”

Ardonagh intends to work closely with the Athlone Institute of Technology to offer its graduates career opportunities. The centre will be led by Shane Keating, its recently appointed chief data officer.

“Having grown up in this area I am deeply aware of the quality of the talent pool in the midlands and I believe this initiative will make it one of the key areas globally for research into risk,” said Ardonagh Group chief executive David Ross.