November 7, 2008

Hibernian Group Appoints New Managing Director for Hibernian Health

Hibernian Group, a multi-line insurer in Ireland and owned by Aviva, has appointed Jim Dowdall as managing director of Hibernian Health, subject to the necessary regulatory approvals.

Mr Dowdall is currently operations director with Hibernian Health, a role he has held since the company was founded as Vivas Health in 2004.

Prior to joining Vivas Health, Mr Dowdall held senior management positions in Marrakech, an e-commerce company and was European director of operations for Amdahl Corporation, a subsidiary of IT and software solutions provider Fujitsu. He began his career in the financial services sector, working for Irish Life Assurance.

Stuart Purdy, group chief executive of Hibernian, said: "Jim brings a wealth of business expertise to this role, as well as an in-depth understanding of the unique challenges and opportunities in the health insurance industry."