In this week’s Employee Spotlight, we speak to Eoin Roche, Head of Finance for Gallagher in Ireland. Eoin’s knowledge and expertise are greatly appreciated among our colleagues and while he is excellent at his job, one of his hidden talents is making the most delicious Lemon Drizzle cake for our team in the Wexford office. He’s a true team player and we are delighted to share his spotlight with you this week.


How long have you been with the company?
I’ve been with Gallagher for 11 years. It’s hard to believe it’s been over a decade. Time flies.


What do you love most about your job?
The people I work with, they are a great bunch and while sometimes the work is busy, having the team at Gallagher around me, makes it easier. We work as a team, also encouraging each other and we treat each other with respect. I think that’s what makes it a great place to work.


How has your role evolved over time since you’ve been here?
When I joined initially, there was 50 people in the business and I was the Accountant with three people on my team. We worked together in a small room on the third floor. Fast forward 11 years, I’m now Head of Finance for Gallagher in Ireland, working with over 270 colleagues in our business across the country. Our office is slightly bigger these days and we share the floor with many other teams which makes it much easier to collaborate and work together.


Tell us about a time when you felt proud of your work and why it was significant?
Moments that make me proud actually happen once a year. I work in the Finance team so it makes me beam with pride when our financial audits come back with a clean bill of health. To be clear, I’m not just proud of my work, I’m proud of every member of my department, as it is very much a team effort and great to see that the systems we put in place are working well.


If you could visit any place in the world, where would it be?
The North Pole, just to stand there with a compass and see what happens. Also a great place for a house all south facing windows 😊


What are your favourite hobbies or interests outside of work?
I love playing Badminton in my local community. I’m also a member of the scouts so that really gives me a sense of fulfilment watching our scouts learning new skills and having fun. I also enjoy reading, baking and gardening (hoping for good weather).