About Us

At GMIB.ie, we’re proud of our roots in the beautiful town of Killarney, County Kerry. The company was originally founded by Tadgh and Annamaria Gallivan in 1989 as ‘Tadgh Gallivan Insurances Ltd’. In 2002, the company split into three separate entities: Property Partners Gallivan (property sales, rental and valuations), Gallivan Financial (wealth management) and Gallivan Hooper Dolan, founded by Tadgh, Annamaria Gallivan and Ronnie Dolan (Hooper Dolan).

Denis Murphy was given the responsibility for the overall day-to-day running of business from 2002 and he was appointed Managing Director and co-owner of the business from 2006. From that point the Company became known as ‘Gallivan Murphy Hooper Dolan Insurances Ltd’, trading as GMHD.ie.

In 2012, a move to new offices in High Street, Killarney allowed the company room to rapidly expand its now all-Ireland customer base. Our growing office of presently 70 highly qualified and experienced insurance professionals are ready to assist our customers with all their personal and business insurance needs.

The company, now known as GMIB.ie, is fully owned and operated by its new co-founders Tadgh Gallivan, Denis Murphy and Simon Gallivan with an ethos of professionalism, honesty and investment in people. 

Our People...

Our team at GMIB.ie is made up of dedicated insurance professionals. These people live in the community they serve and are dedicated to findnding the right insurance for each client. Our staff work diligently to keep up with important industry developments, so they can pass the most accurate information on to you.

  • Our Chairman, Tadgh Gallivan, GMIB

    Our Chairman, Tadgh Gallivan

    As Chairman of GMIB.ie, having co-founded the original company with his wife Annamaria, Tadgh Gallivan is proud of the company's performance, which is based on a customer-centric philosophy. Over a period of more than 30 years, Tadgh has carefully assembled a team of insurance professionals whose dedication has grown the company into the success it is today.

    "Gaining access to all relevant markets for risk means our customers are offered the best available terms with high quality products,” Tadgh says.

    Appreciated for his initiative, strategy and strong leadership, Tadgh's belief in honest hard work has been rewarded by the continued support and encouragement of our customers.

    "I acknowledge and welcome an evolving insurance industry, rapidly becoming more technical, competitive and highly regulated, which assists us in better meeting the needs of our customers - while all the time recognising there is still a long way to go.

    "In the meantime, we will continue to focus on getting best value for our customers."

  • Denis Murphy, Joint Managing Director – BA Hons, GMIB

    Denis Murphy, Joint Managing Director – BA Hons

    Co-founder and Managing Director (since 2002) of GMHD.ie and now GMIB.ie alongside Simon Gallivan, Denis is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the business. Denis first joined the company in 2002 and has been instrumental in the growth of the company since its original foundation. Denis has a strong focus on customer relationship management and has a passion for progressive corporate culture. Through hard work and positive relationships, Denis and his team have grown the company to what it is today.

    "I’m really proud of what the company has grown to become today,’’ Denis says. ‘’I am a firm believer that putting the customer first is key to the success of any business".

    Denis was educated as a boarding student in St Brendan’s College, Killarney and has an honours degree in Insurance and European Studies from the University of Limerick. He worked with Willis Insurance Brokers from 1999 to 2002.

    He is married to Joanne with whom he has three children.

    Denis plays a prominent role in the company’s relationships with customers and specialises in the commercial sector.

  • Simon Gallivan, Joint Managing Director - CIP, GMIB

    Simon Gallivan, Joint Managing Director - CIP

    Co-Founder and Managing Director (since 2020) of GMIB.ie alongside Denis Murphy, Simon is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the business. First joining the family business in 2010, Simon took the operational lead of the team that has developed strategic marketing and a strong online presence, growing the business into one of Ireland's largest Irish-owned insurance brokerages.

    "It is a real privilege to work with such a talented and hardworking team of people,” Simon says. “GMIB.ie is on an exciting trajectory with strong underlying fundamentals which ensure opportunities will continue to present themselves.

    "Consistency in customer service, with a sharp focus on the delivery of the finest insurance products, are in the best interests of our customers."

    Simon plays a prominent role in the company's relationships with insurance companies and specialises in the commercial sector.

  • Steven Looney, Personal Lines Manager – CIP / APA Life, GMIB

    Steven Looney, Personal Lines Manager – CIP / APA Life

    Steven joined the company in April of 2013 and he is responsible for GMIB.ie’s personal lines management alongside Kevin O’Callaghan. He has been working in the insurance sector since 2004 and has a wealth of knowledge in all aspects of personal lines insurance.

    Steven is a certified insurance practitioner in general insurance and an accredited products advisor in life insurance.

    He was also the 2012 Young Irish Brokers Association Salesperson of the Year.

  • Kevin O’Callaghan, Personal Lines Manager – CIP, GMIB

    Kevin O’Callaghan, Personal Lines Manager – CIP

    Kevin O’Callaghan is the Personal Lines Manager in charge of new business and the overall running of the personal lines department alongside Steven Looney.

    Kevin joined GMIB.ie in 2013 with a background in hospitality management. He began his career in sales and now leads a team that is driving growth in the personal lines division.

  • Tina O’Sullivan, Human Resources and Management Consultant, GMIB

    Tina O’Sullivan, Human Resources and Management Consultant

    Tina joined GMIB.ie in 2016 when she took on the role of HR, in addition to acting as a management consultant to the company.

    Tina has extensive experience in the financial services industry where she has held senior specialist roles in the areas of change and project management, credit management and human resources management. She is also a qualified executive and life coach.

    The company continues to experience significant growth and with staffing levels now in excess of 70 and continuing to grow, Tina is fully engaged in attracting and recruiting the most suitable staff, and providing them with exciting career opportunities. We firmly believe that having the right staff supports the company’s ambitions to bring it to the next level.

  • Gary Kerrisk, Commercial Lines Manager - CIP, GMIB

    Gary Kerrisk, Commercial Lines Manager - CIP

    Gary joined GMIB.ie in January 2015. His primary focus is commercial business development. Together with his team, he has assisted clients from all over the country, near and far, with their insurance needs.

    Gary and his team are available right now to assist you with all your business insurance requirements.

  • Fergal Smith, Gallivan Financial Company Director – Financial Services - QFA RPA, GMIB

    Fergal Smith, Gallivan Financial Company Director – Financial Services - QFA RPA

    Fergal joined Gallivan Financial in 2013 having previously worked in private wealth management. Fergal delivers independent advice to both individuals and businesses in the core areas of life/serious illness covers, pensions, savings, investments and financial planning. A fully qualified financial advisor and an accredited member of the Life Assurance Association, Fergal also holds a professional diploma in pensions and is a pension trustee practitioner. He has extensive knowledge in wealth management services to individuals, sole traders and companies, with over 20 years’ experience in business development, franchises and business start-ups.

    Prior to joining Gallivan Financial he held a senior financial advisor position in Thomond Asset Management and worked as a financial consultant with Canada Life.

  • Stephen Darmody, Financial Controller - FCCA, GMIB

    Stephen Darmody, Financial Controller - FCCA

    After receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Studies from the University of Limerick in 1999, Stephen trained to become a qualified accountant in private practice. He was awarded full membership of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in 2001. He later became a Fellow of the ACCA.

    In 2007 he moved into the manufacturing industry where he held the position of financial controller and helped guide his company through the most challenging period of its history. During this time, he gained a wealth of experience in all aspects of business. In 2015, having spent a period as a volunteer director with Killarney Credit Union, he took up a role on the staff as finance/credit controller, a role which gave him insight into the workings of the financial services Industry.

    Stephen joined GMIB.ie as financial controller in September 2020 and is looking forward to assisting the team in achieving their strategic goals into the future.

  • Management Team
    1. Tadgh Gallivan
    2. Denis Murphy
    3. Simon Gallivan
    4. Kevin O’Callaghan
    5. Steven Looney
    6. Tina O'Sullivan
    7. Stephen Darmody
  • New Business Team
    1. Tomas Groves
    2. Gavin O’Leary
    3. Frank O’Donoghue
    4. Leo Dewhurst
    5. Lorcan Daly
    6. Alan Brosnan
    7. Denise Doherty
    8. DJ Murphy
    9. Matt Rennie
    10. Richard Halpin
  • Commercial Team
    1. Stephanie Reen
    2. Eddie O’Donoghue
    3. Bernie Cronin
    4. Gary Kerrisk
    5. Mark Greene
    6. Connie O’Riordan
    7. Nia Sheehan
    8. Seán Kelleher
    9. Danielle Mannix
    10. Maura Dunne
    11. Michelle O’Leary
    12. Pádraig O’Sullivan
  • Renewals Team
    1. Aimee Prendergast
    2. Thomas Etherington
    3. Ciara O’Donoghue
    4. Sinéad McMahon
    5. Stacey O’Connor
  • Customer Service Team
    1. Minika Figaj
    2. Bridgid O'Neill
    3. Laura Benson
    4. Tony Murphy
    5. Berenice Grimley
    6. Eoin O’Mahony
    7. Larisa O’Connor
    8. Mark O’Shea
    9. William Stack
  • Gallivan Financial Team
    1. Fergal Smith
    2. Eugene Cosgrave
    3. Noelle O’Connor
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