Sedgwick names Malcolm Hughes CEO for Ireland

DUBLIN – Sedgwick announced the appointment of Malcolm Hughes to the role of chief executive officer of its operations in Ireland.

In that capacity, Hughes will have executive oversight of 400 Irish colleagues who continue to achieve market-share growth in a range of diversified claim services, as well as drive strategic direction of the company in Ireland.

Hughes has more than 30 years of insurance and industry experience in Ireland and overseas markets, including North America, Middle East, South America and Europe. He co-founded and was previously CEO of Outsource Services Group (OSG), one of Ireland’s leading providers of professional outsource services to the insurance, banking and financial services markets; OSG was acquired by Sedgwick in 2016. He is a former president of the Insurance Institute of Dublin and the Insurance Institute of Ireland and former chairman of the executive committee of the Insurance Institute of Ireland.

As a key member of Sedgwick’s international leadership team, Hughes will lead the company’s Irish business development efforts and support the consolidation of Cunningham Lindsey, which was recently acquired by Sedgwick, with OSG Vericlaim in Ireland under the Sedgwick brand name.

“Ireland is a major player in Sedgwick’s international business, and Malcolm Hughes is the ideal person to lead our growing business there,” said Ian Muress, Sedgwick’s CEO of international. “His reputation for overseeing the delivery of a broad portfolio of services to financial and insurance companies is unparalleled, and his expertise will be instrumental as we continue to produce outstanding results and serve our customers with the exceptional support they have come to expect.”

About Sedgwick
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc. is a leading global provider of technology-enabled business solutions that include property, casualty and integrated risk services and benefits administration. At Sedgwick, caring counts®; through the dedication and exper¬tise of more than 21,000 colleagues across 65 countries, the company takes care of people and organizations by mitigating and reducing risks and losses, promoting health and productivity, protecting brand reputations, and containing costs that can impact the bottom line. Sedgwick’s majority shareholder is KKR; Stone Point Capital LLC, La Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) and other management investors are minority shareholders. For more, see

Gillian Cregan appointed CEO of Cunningham Lindsey Ireland

Cunningham Lindsey Ireland today announced the appointment of Gillian Cregan as Chief Executive Officer.

Gillian has been with the company for over 15 years, more recently in the capacity of COO and CFO, and succeeds Sean Ryan, who will shortly be leaving the company to pursue his interests in a new direction.

Commenting on the change, Gillian Cregan who will retain her CFO responsibilities said: “Having worked very closely and learned a great deal from Sean, I relish the opportunity to lead Cunningham Lindsey Ireland. I will be inheriting a very experienced management team and feel privileged to have been given this opportunity.”

Cunningham Lindsey Global Leadership Team member Phil McNeilage added: “Gillian has the ideal combination of skills, which I know she will apply to lead the team to new levels, building on Sean’s legacy. I would like to thank Sean for his many years of service and contribution to our success.”