Our Team

John O’Donoghue, BCL, Dip. CILA, CIP, ACIArb


TEL: 086 3807769 | EMAIL: john@owensmccarthy.com

John previously worked with GAB Robins Loss Adjusters and FBD Insurance. He manages our business overall and has a particular interest in major losses, quality control, staff training, and business development.

Susan Cloonan


TEL: 1890 29 39 49 | EMAIL: scloonan@owensmccarthy.com

Susan maintains our back-office support for the South East.

Catherine Cox,BSc., C.Dip. L.A. – ASSESSOR

TEL: 083 1068788 | EMAIL: ccox@owensmccarthy.com
Catherine Cox holds a BSc. Hons. in Estate Management and Diploma in Loss Adjusting. She joined the Owens McCarthy team in April 2016 after a 15-year background in Loss Adjusting with Cunningham Lindsay (formerly GAB Robins).

During this time, she worked as a Senior Loss Adjuster, handling both complex and large losses in the commercial and domestic sectors. While she was primarily based in the Dublin Office, she did spend some years in Cork gaining invaluable insight into subsidence claims notable in this region.

John Davis, ACII ACILA FIFAA, Chartered Insurance Practitioner ASSESSOR

TEL: 083 460 6130 | EMAIL: jdavis@owensmccarthy.com

John’s career in insurance commenced in 1990 with Church & General/Insurance Corporation of Ireland (now Allianz), working in underwriting and claims. In 1997 he joined a leading loss adjusting firm Scully Tyrrell & Partners (now Sedgwick Ireland), with ultimate responsibilities in the adjustment of large and complex property losses. He joined Associated Loss Adjusters (now Davies Ireland)  in 2010, where he became a director of the company.

John has also served as president of his local Insurance institute in 2001 and has supported his professional institutes over the course of his career. He is a Chartered Insurance Practitioner (ACII) and a Chartered Loss Adjuster (ACILA) and is also a Fellow of the International Federation of Adjusting Associations (FIFAA). He has a particular interest and expertise in the management of all types of commercial and industrial complex property losses and is experienced in the constructive interpretation of policy wordings and clauses.

Eamonn Downey, Certified Insurance Practitioner

DIRECTOR | TEL: 087 2846431 | EMAIL: EAMONN@owensmccarthy.com
Eamonn Downey is our Business Development Director with responsibility for maintaining relationships and developing our business, which incorporates quality control, liaising with the Regulator and the like. Eamonn has over 40 years experience as a Claims Specialist having commenced his training in 1978.

He is one of the founding Directors of Owens McCarthy Ltd., and has played a significant role in its growth to date. Eamonn is a past President of both the Insurance Institute of Cork and the Insurance Institute of Ireland. In May 2018 he was elected to the Board of the Insurance Institute of Ireland.

Elaine Duggan, B.A.

ADMINISTRATION | TEL: 1890 29 39 49 | EMAIL: elaine@owensmccarthy.com

Elaine is a critical member of our Head Office support team.

Chloe Evans, B.A.

ADMINISTRATION | TEL: 1890 29 39 49 | EMAIL: chloe@owensmccarthy.com

Chloe is a skilled administrator and co-manages our Credit Control function.


HEAD OF MAJOR & COMPLEX LOSS | TEL: 087 2525255 | EMAIL: DFEELY@owensmccarthy.com
Declan started his career in 1981 with Shield Insurance Co (Now Zurich). Whilst there he had positions as: a Fire and Accident Underwriter, a Risk Surveyor and a New Business Inspector. During his time at Shield Declan completed his ACII and MMII exams in Marketing. A change of career in 1988 lead him to Scully Tyrrell and Co Loss Adjusters (now Cunningham Lindsey).

Over the past twenty-eight years Declan has continued his education and is now a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (FCILA) and a European Loss Adjusting Expert (FUEDI-ELAE). He has also completed a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance (CdipAF), finishing 3rd in the World in the ACCA exams. During his adjusting career Declan has dealt with literally thousands of property and business interruption claims. He has a very broad experience in Large and Complex losses in Ireland, the United Kingdom and continental Europe. Declan was Director of Major and Complex Loss and Head of Property Claims for Cunningham Lindsey.

James Gaw

ASSESSOR | TEL: 087 2566524 | EMAIL: jim@owensmccarthy.com
With over thirty years experience as a Loss Adjuster [Director of OSG Loss Adjusters], James was one of Ireland’s most respected and pre-eminent Adjusters prior to joining Owens McCarthy in 2008. James manages Owens McCarthy’s South-East operation and has significant local broker support.

Karol Gregan, BComm, C.Dip.L.A.

ASSESSOR | TEL: 087 2861375 | EMAIL: kgregan@owensmccarthy.com
Karol holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (BComm) from UCD, specialising in Banking, Finance and Insurance in her final year. She has over 14 years Loss Adjusting experience having joined Cunningham Lindsey (formally GAB Robins) in June 2000. There she worked in their head office in Dublin until 2005 before subsequently moving to their Kilkenny and Waterford Branches. During this time she attained a C DIP LA in 2013 which replaced her previously attained CIP qualification. During her time loss adjusting she became involved in many large, technical and complex losses in the East region and was centrally involved in the Dublin and Cork flood claims of recent years

Linda Hickey

ADMINISTRATION | TEL: 1890 29 39 49 | EMAIL: linda@owensmccarthy.com

Linda has been an important member of Owens McCarthy’s administration team since our establishment.

Eoin McSwiney, BBS, C.Dip. L.A.

ASSESSOR | TEL: 086 3039074 | EMAIL: eoin@owensmccarthy.com

Eoin holds a Bachelor of Business Studies in Risk Management and Insurance (BBS) and a Certified Diploma in Loss Adjusting (C DIP LA). He joined Owens McCarthy in 2008 following spells with Hibernian Insurance and GAB Robins Loss Adjusters in Dublin and Cork. During his time with Owens McCarthy Ltd, Eoin has gained vast experience in dealing with all types of Large and Complex Commercial and Domestic Property Losses.

Brian Monaghan

DIRECTOR | TEL: 086 0443366 | EMAIL: BRIAN@owensmccarthy.com
Brian began his career in Insurance with Hibernian in 1987 in the Underwriting Department before moving to the Claims Department where he dealt with both Property and Liability claims. He joined Thornton & Partners Loss Adjusters in 1997 where he assumed the role of Branch Manager of Thornton’s office in Tralee specialising in large Property and Business Interruption losses. Brian joined Owens McCarthy in 2007 and has excelled in assisting customers with a wide variety of claims.

Martin O’Brien, MSCSI, MRICS, CIP, Chartered Quantity Surveyor

ASSESSOR | TEL: 087 9254146 | EMAIL: martin@owensmccarthy.com
Martin is a qualified Quantity Surveyor, an Associate of the Society of Chartered Surveyors and Member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He holds a Degree in Quantity Surveying and has over fourteen years experience as a project-attached and site-based QS. Martin is seconded to all of Owens McCarthy’s large loss teams as his experience and expertise in formulating Bills of Quantities remains second-to-none.

Seamus O’Donohoe, BSc. Surv., Dip. L.A., Dip. CII

ASSESSOR | TEL: 087 6898080 | EMAIL: sodonohoe@owensmccarthy.com
Seamus holds a Degree in Valuation Surveying and began his career as a plant and machinery Surveyor in Lisney Henry Butcher. He joined GAB Robins in 1997 and went on to become a Senior Adjuster working in their Dundalk, Waterford and Dublin offices.

Seamus specialises in technical claims with a particular interest in oil and subsidence losses. He holds a Diploma in Loss Adjusting and a Diploma in Insurance (Claims). Seamus joined Owens McCarthy in 2013.

Seamus O’Leary, BSc. Surv.

DIRECTOR | TEL: 087 2533852 | EMAIL: seamus@owensmccarthy.com
Seamus leads the Owens McCarthy Technical Claims Team and brings his experience as a site-based Quantity Surveyor and Loss Adjuster [eight years with OSG Loss Adjusters] to his role as Director with hands-on responsibility for claims management. Seamus holds a Degree in Construction Economics.

Hazel O’Sullivan


TEL: 066 9796060 | EMAIL: hazel@owensmccarthy.com

Hazel co-manages our Credit Control function and is a critical member of our Head Office administration team.

Laura O’Sullivan, B.A.

ADMINSTRATION| TEL: 066 9796060 | EMAIL: laura@owensmccarthy.com
Laura is responsible for managing the call centre and is head of administration for the Owens McCarthy group based in Kerry. Laura holds a degree in Information Systems Management from the Institute of Technology Tralee, joining Owens McCarthy in 2007.

Glenn Owens, BACC, NCCE

DIRECTOR | TEL: 086 6000013 | EMAIL: glenn@owensmccarthy.com

Glenn, our Director of Operations, holds a Degree in Finance and a Diploma in Construction Economics. He brings almost twenty years of Insurance experience to the Owens McCarthy organisation and specialises in Business Interruption claims.

Mervyn Owens, BSc. QS, Associate Deg App Sc , C Dip. L.A.


TEL: 086 8365665 | EMAIL: mervyn@owensmccarthy.com

Mervyn Owens is manager of our North Cork office. He holds degrees in quantity surveying and construction science from Limerick IT and Southeastern Louisiana University respectively. Mervyn holds the Certified Diploma in Loss Adjusting from the Insurance Institute of Ireland and he is a specialist in Value at Risk surveys.

Mark Quinn, CIP


TEL: 086 2747162 | EMAIL: mquinn@owensmccarthy.com
Mark holds a Professional Diploma in Insurance (CIP) and has over 20 years experience in the Property Industry, specialising in Construction and Project Management. Mark covers the Mid-West area in general, and is based in our Limerick office.

We invest in the best people in order to ensure the best outcome for our clients. We are committed to Continued Professional Development.