Gordon D’Arcy – a former professional rugby player for Leinster, Ireland and British and Irish Lions – is joining the ranks of Lockton, the world’s largest independent brokerage. Taking up a newly created role as business development executive within the firm’s transactional risks division, D’Arcy will be based in Dublin, Ireland.
In his new role, D’Arcy will oversee deal origination, with a key focus on supporting M&A transactions throughout the UK and Ireland. He will also look to support the people solutions and general insurance teams at Lockton Ireland.
Commenting on the news, Niall O'Callaghan, CEO at Lockton Ireland, said: “Naturally, we are delighted to welcome Gordon to the team. He is an Irish sporting icon who has experienced incredible success both on and off the pitch, due in no small part to his phenomenal work ethic.
“His sporting achievements combined with his clear business acumen, and his wide network of contacts, will add a fresh perspective to Lockton’s operations, and will undoubtedly strengthen our offer for new and existing clients. I thoroughly look forward to working with him as we support businesses throughout the UK and Ireland in their M&A endeavours.”
Neo Combarro, head of private equity practice and transactional risk at Lockton also shared his thoughts on the appointment and said D’Arcy “embodies the calibre talent to which Lockton is home” and that his insights and experience will complement the expertise of its existing team.
D’Arcy added: “Lockton is a business I have long admired, it has a genuine focus on people and empowering its people to succeed. Also building diverse and inclusive teams are values which resonate with me personally, and I am thrilled to be joining the team.”
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