Construction (IRE)Visit iSure Underwriting
Construction risks are often complex in nature, so it requires specialist individuals with experience of the class to write it. Our expertise allows us to offer protection to clients working in 50 different trades, targeting Irish domiciled low to medium hazard risks. This approach enables us to develop sustainable long-term accounts with our broker partners.
Our portfolio managers have a wealth of experience in their niche line of business and combine this with a dedication to helping our broker partners win and retain more business.
Director & Senior Underwriter, iSure Underwriting
Avril Cox is a director and senior underwriter at iSure Ireland, responsible for underwriting commercial insurance policies, broker development and marketing.
She joined iSure in November 2019, having spent over 15 years in the insurance industry working for MGAs and insurance companies.
Prior to getting into insurance Avril was an aspiring archaeologist and outside of work she volunteers on digs around Ireland and further afield. She also loves watersports, especially rowing.
“They say ‘if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life’ and I can honestly say I love what I do. I enjoy underwriting and the technical side of my job but also the social aspect, meeting brokers and developing relationships. There is an incredible sense of team within the company, despite the size and various departments and everyone really pulls together.”
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Senior Underwriter & Director, iSure Underwiting
Ken Higgins is a senior underwriter and director at iSure Ireland, responsible for managing a team of underwriters in their daily duties and reviewing and developing the iSure products.
He joined iSure in April 2019, having been a commercial underwriter for over 18 years, working for Quinn Insurance, Liberty Insurance and Prestige Underwriting.
Outside of work, Ken is a big sports fan, and particularly enjoys rugby and football, with Leinster and Liverpool being his teams. He is involved in coaching the Co Cavan RFC Under 12’s, a group he has coached since they were Under 7’s.
“I joined iSure for a new challenge and to further develop my career. From my first day in the company I have enjoyed every moment. When I started there were four Irish based staff all working from home. This has now grown to 20 with offices in Cavan and Cork. I believe that our team of underwriters are the best in the market and you could not meet a nicer or more helpful group.”
Commercial Underwriter, iSure Underwriting
Lewis Phillips is a commercial underwriter at iSure Ireland, responsible for reviewing broker submissions and referrals against the company’s risk appetite and acceptance criteria and responding to broker queries in a timely manner.
He joined iSure in July 2020 as the third member of the Cork office. He previously worked as an existing business commercial underwriter for a large insurer in Cork and prior to that worked as an Insurer Development Manager for a personal lines broker in Bristol.
Outside of work, Lewis and his wife love getting out and exploring the wonderful scenery Ireland has to offer. He enjoys walking the cliffs and finding nice country pubs along the way. His other favourite pastime involves cheering on the Welsh rugby team.
“I feel privileged to be part of such a great team and appreciate all the support I've received since joining the company. Engaging with our broker partners and working with them to secure business is one of my favourite parts of the job, and I hope to continue to strengthen these relationships the longer we work together. I’m also excited about what the future holds for iSure and the direction the company is heading in.”
Commercial Underwriter, iSure Underwriting
Eanna O’Connell is a commercial underwriter at iSure Underwriting.
Eanna joined iSure in June 2020, with 12 years’ previous experience as a commercial underwriting, and another 5 years spent in commercial broking.
Outside of work, Eanna has a keen interest in most sports and assists with coaching the Under 7 boys Gaelic Football team for the local GAA club Killygarry.
“I joined the company as I noticed iSure appeared to be a very progressive player in the Irish market with a positive ‘can do’ attitude.”