Keeping things safe and making things better has been my career motto – as an actuary, industry leader and EY partner.

James Maher

EY Ireland Insurance Sector Leader and EMEIA Sustainable Insurance Leader

Active participant in industry and professional forums. Content creator and thought innovator. Husband and father of two sons. Avid reader. Sports enthusiast, coach and player.

James is a Partner within EY’s Financial Services Organization. He leads EY’s Insurance market offering in Ireland and has international responsibilities for Sustainable Insurance.

James has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry. He specializes in capital and risk management for insurance and reinsurance companies. He leads projects on strategic and operational review, risk and governance systems, hedging and risk management of guarantees.

Over the last three years, James has redirected his focus and energy to driving forward EY’s sustainability agenda.

James is a qualified actuary and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in Ireland. He holds an MA in Management Science and Industrial System Studies from Trinity College and a diploma in Corporate Governance from UCD.

He is also a client relationship partner, as well as a program facilitator for EY’s recently promoted senior managers and Associate Directors.

How James is building a better working world

"James is an active participant in professional and industry bodies driving forward his ambition of making a better working insurance industry. This is most recently visible through his work in sustainability where James is active both within EY and the wider industry. He aims to drive the agenda for change and make a meaningful impact."

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