Mark Phelan is Managing Director of BHP Insurances, which he co-founded in 1998 with director Philip Caswell and Property Developer Eddie Bohan. Mark’s role is to ensure BHP remains focused on delivering tailored insurance and financial planning services backed up by professional expertise and integrity. Prior to setting up BHP, Mark worked with Willis Insurance Group, one of the worlds leading risk management and insurance intermediaries. In his position as Deputy M.D. of Willis Ireland, Mark gained considerable expertise advising on and providing multi-national and alternative risk solutions for corporate business. Before this, Mark was a Director for 14 years with insurance broker Alan Tierney & Partners and was responsible for the growth of indigenous Irish business and scheme insurance. Mark commenced his insurance career in 1978 with AON Group, an international company providing risk management services, insurance and reinsurance brokerage and specialty insurance underwriting.
Philip is a founding director of BHP. He is responsible for a large portfolio of commercial clients and ensures the efficient management of operations. Philip has held positions in a number of insurance brokerages where he has gained inpdepht experience of the industry.
Aiden joined BHP Insurances in 2011, prior to this he has held a number of senior financial and managerial roles within SME businesses and leading blue chip organisations in Ireland and the UK. Aiden commenced his academic studies at Dublin Business School and continued onto postgraduate study at the University of Edinburgh and the National College of Ireland.
Martina began her insurance Career with AA Insurance in 2003 before moving onto O’Callaghan’s Brokers and then joined BHP in 2007.
She has a Higher Certificate in Business Studies from WIT, a Certificate in Housing Management from NCI and a Certificate of Insurance Practice (CIP) from the Insurance Institute of Ireland .She is responsible for the overall management and development of Not for Profit department.
Fionajoined BHP Insurances as receptionist / PA to Mark Phelan in October 2000; she went on to work in the claims department and became office manager in 2005. As well as managing the day-to-day administration tasks within the company, she hold a Business Studies Degree.
She works closely alongside with the Directors and Managing Director on various projects. She is also responsible for organising the company corporate events, one of which is the annual BHP Irish Champion Hurdle which we run in conjunction with a chosen charity.
Ivan joined BHP Insurances in January 2011 and is responsible for the administration of the Financial Planning Department. Ivan has over 19 years’ experience in the insurance industry having held various roles in both life insurance offices and brokerages.
Donna joined BHP Insurance in September 2006 as a Client Service Executive. Prior to this she worked in Coyle Hamilton for 7 years beginning as a Personal Lines Broker and progressing to a commercial role in the small business unit and in this time obtaining a Diploma of Insurance Practice. She specialises as a Senior Client Service Executive working with Company Directors & Account Executives on varying levels of large commercial and corporate accounts
John Barnes began his Insurance career with Zurich, moved on to work with Hooper Dolan Insurances before joining BHP in 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Honours Degree in Business and Accountancy from Waterford Institute of Technology as well as being CIP Qualified. He is a Commercial Account Handler within the Not for Profit Team and looks after charity clients.
Aine McElhinney started working in BHP Insurance in 2017, she is currently a Client Services Executive in the Not For Profit Team. She started her Insurance career in 2010 & has worked in various insurance rolls since then. Aine is CIP qualified and plans to progress to MDI level.
Nicola started working in BHP Insurance in 2016 as the Financial Accountant. Nicola has significant experience in MNC, SME & NFP organisations. Having completed Diplomas in Financial Management & Business Management & Personnel management Nicola is currently completing her final ACCA professional exams.
James joined BHP in June 2017. Having commenced his career in insurance in 2004 James has over 14 years’ experience in the insurance broking industry. He has completed his CIP Qualification since 2010.James works as part of the commercial department and deals with all types of commercial insurances with a focus on apartment blocks and our equine clients.
Danielle started working in BHP Insurance in 2017, she is currently a Client Services Executive in the Commercial Team. She started her Insurance career in 2001 & has worked in personal lines. Danielle is APA qualified and plans to progress to CIP level.
Vivienne joined BHP Insurances in February 2013. Prior to joining the BHP team she was a receptions in the Citizen Information Swords for over 2 years.Her career has taken her along many different paths from interior design to where she is now.
Siobháin Tobin began her Insurance career in BHP in 2009 as a part-time administrator and commenced full time employment in 2011 in the Not For Profit department. She is a key Commercial Account Handler within the Not for Profit Department looking after the Irish Council for Social Housing Insurance facility and a large portfolio of Property Owners/ Management companies. She currently holds a CIP Qualification with a view to becoming a Chartered Insurance Broker.
Nick Ryan began his Insurance career in 2003 with Peter Fitzgerald & Associates Insurance Brokers prior to joining BHP Insurances in 2006 as a Client Service Executive and became a Team Leader in 2011. In 2016 he became a Commercial Account Handler and since 2017 is now part of the New Business Team in the Not For Profit Department carrying a CIP Qualification.
Niamh Morgan began working with BHP Insurances in 2010. She progressed to Senior Client Service Executive October 2015 in the Not for Profit Department and then on to Team Manager towards the end of 2017. She is CIP qualified and is currently working towards obtaining her ACII.
Fiona has been in the insurance industry since 1991. Having spent a number of years in an Insurance Company, I moved to the broking side of the business in 1999, finally moving to BHP Insurances in July 2003. During my time here, I have dealt with both personal & commercial insurances.
Paul Bambrick began his Insurance career with customer care for Aviva Health before joining BHP in 2017. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and Politics from University College Cork and a Masters of Science in Politics and Public Policy from Trinity College Dublin.
Paul is APA qualified and is currently working towards his CIP Qualifications. He is a Client Services Executive on the Not for Profit Team.
Andrew Madden began his Insurance career with Willis, moved on to work with Campion Insurance before joining BHP in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Business with Information Technology and French from Institute of Technology Blanchardstown aswell as being CIP Qualified. He is a Commercial Account Handler on the Not for Profit Team.
Ferdia started working in BHP Insurance in 2016, he is currently a Client Services Executive in our SBU Department, which looks after the General Insurance needs of our SME client base. He started his Insurance career in 2010 & has worked in various insurance rolls since then. Ferdia is CIP qualified.
Laura Connolly began her Insurance Career with AXA before moving to BHP. She is currently a Client Services Executive in the Not For Profit Team, holds a Certificate of Insurance Practice (CIP) from the Insurance Institute of Ireland and is working towards becoming a Chartered Insurance Broker .
Jennifer began her Insurance Career with BHP Insurances in April 2007 where she working as a Client Services Executive in the Personal Lines Department. She is currently a Client Services Executive in the Not for Profit Team, holds a Certificate of Insurance Practice (CIP) from the Insurance Institute of Ireland.