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Coopman Starts 2022 With Strategic Business Development Hire

Coopman Starts 2022 With Strategic Business Development Hire

Coopman Starts 2022 With Strategic Business Development Hire

Coopman Search and Selection is delighted to announce the appointment of Gareth Connellan as Head of Business Development.

Gareth is professionally qualified in the field of financial planning in both Ireland and South Africa, having acquired 30 years’ experience in both the insurance and asset management industry. Prior to joining Coopman, Gareth performed a broad palette of roles with extensive hands-on, cross-functional experience as an investment professional across all asset classes and is a distribution expert across institutional, wholesale and retail domains.

Leading the Business Development function at Coopman Search and Selection, Gareth will establish and expand the presence of the company in new and existing markets, contributing to increased market share.

Commenting on the appointment, Director and Co-Founder Andrew Murphy said:

“2021 saw the company go from strength to strength and with this strategic hire in business development, we are starting the new year with the same momentum.

Following a significant career in the corporate world of large asset management and insurance companies both locally and internationally, Gareth is ideally positioned to build valuable partnerships and commercial relationships at a senior level across these markets in Dublin and London.

Gareth possesses extensive industry knowledge meaning our clients can greatly benefit from his unique insights across investment, risk and compliance, as well as legal, HR and marketing.

We are delighted that Gareth has joined the Coopman team and we are really looking forward to seeing the Business Development function evolve under his direction.”

Coopman Search and Selection is an award-winning specialist financial services recruitment firm operating internationally across front office, risk, compliance and accounting on a permanent and interim basis.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please contact us at

William McCoppin


William has experience across multiple markets, specialising in compliance and financial crime at the interim, mid-to-senior and executive level.