Moyagh Murdock has been appointed Chief Executive of Insurance Ireland.

She is currently chief executive of the Road Safety Authority having been appointed to that position in 2014. She will take up her new role at the end of March. 

President of Insurance Ireland Ann Kelleher said  Ms Murdock has developed and successfully implemented the current RSA 5-year Corporate Plan 2016 to 2020, delivering tangible organisational change and introducing a programme of process improvements that embed Operational Excellence across a broad spectrum of services.  

"She will bring a fresh perspective to her role in Insurance Ireland, with a particular focus on the Irish consumer," Ms Kelleher said. "Moyagh was selected following a very competitive selection process and demonstrated an enthusiasm and vision for the sector focused on its various stakeholders."

Moyagh Murdock said this is a challenging time for consumers and insurance providers. "I look forward to engaging with stakeholders and to working collaboratively with them to ensure we implement changes which will provide a stable and well underpinned sector which delivers effectively for all of its customers."  

Ms Murdock has a wide range of experience mainly focused on the transport sector.  Prior to her role as chief executive of the RSA she was chief operating officer for Bus Eireann where she had responsibility for Road Passenger Operations, Schools Transport and Information Technology and Business Systems.  Her career also involved spells with Bombardier, Team Aer Lingus and Caterpillar.