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Darren McNamara

27th February 2020

This month we caught up with Darren McNamara, Chief Distribution Officer at Archipelago Insurance

In a short sentence, tell us what you do in your current role? 

I am head of sales, currently building a distribution network of UK brokers; over last 18 months, I’ve done a bit of everything needed in a start up.

Did you choose the insurance profession or did it choose you?

Financial services was always a plan, but not specifically insurance; that found me.

What is something that people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get? 

Love Island, in fact all tacky reality TV and programs like Strictly and X-Factor.

What is your biggest frustration with modern technology?

Remembering passwords and declining social skills.

What do you do when you’re not working? 

Sport! Obsessed with golf, love snowboarding and keeping fit, although this is getting more challenging with age and the job.

What was the last book you read or movie/box set you watched?

Last book – “Golf is Not a Game of Perfect”; Movie – “John Wick 3”; Box set – “The Crown”

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide what music to listen to?

The Killers

Past or present, which five guests would you invite to your dream dinner party? 

  1. The Queen
  2. Winston Churchill
  3. George Best
  4. Megan Fox
  5. My late brother-in-law

What is on your bucket list? 

Lions Tour, snowboarding in Japan and travelling the world seeing the great wonders

Finally, why should brokers consider using Archipelago Insurance?

Our multi-cover policy built around your clients’ lifestyle insurance needs, incorporates home, motor, travel, pet and investment property offering convenience, complete peace of mind, high retention and regular monthly income for your brokerage.

For further information about Archipelago Insurance, please contact your Blink IS Business Development Manager or click here.

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