Belfast Telegraph

Healy now Allstate MD

By John Mulgrew

Allstate has appointed a new managing director to head up its Northern Ireland business.

John Healy moved from Citi in Belfast, where he was head of the service centre.

Allstate's former managing director Bro McFerran retired last year and was replaced by American Opal Perry as interim managing director.

Before taking the Allstate role, Mr Healy held senior management roles as head of technology and as a business unit manager for Citi. Aside from Citi he has also worked across a series of senior management roles at Grafton Recruitment, Liberty IT and JP Morgan Chase.

He's now responsible for more than 2,300 staff at the insurance giant's three locations in Northern Ireland in Belfast, Londonderry and Strabane.

Late last year Allstate was given the green light to build its new six-storey headquarters in east Belfast, despite objections from call centre firm Concentrix.

Allstate submitted a planning application for a new building beside the former Maysfield Leisure Centre earlier this year, after agreeing to buy the site from Belfast City Council.

But Concentrix had raised a series of objections to Allstate's plans for headquarters close to the site, where Concentrix intends to build its own office.

Allstate is continuing to recruit staff right across its Northern Ireland operations.

Belfast Telegraph