About Us

Board of Directors

David Guest - Chairman

David Guest is former Country Head of ABN AMRO Ireland and has over 25 years experience in international treasury and banking. He is Chairman of the IFSC Banking and Treasury Group and a member of the Clearing House Group at the Department of the Taoiseach.
He obtained a certificate and diploma in company direction from the Institute of Directors in 2010 and hold degrees in Business and Arts from Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin.

Tiziano Motteran - CEO

Tiziano Motteran joined the Company in July 2009 as Managing Director. Prior to joining the Company, Tiziano was the CEO and General Manager of Sella Life Ltd and of Arca Vita International Ltd. Before that he was the COO of Arca Vita S.p.A.. He holds a degree in Statistics and Economics and a post university Diploma in Actuarial Statistics. Tiziano holds a certificate in Company Direction with Institute of Directors.

Hilary Griffey - Director

Hilary Griffey is a qualified Solicitor and holds degrees in Law and an MBA from University College Dublin. Hilary has over twenty years of experience working in the financial services industry in the public, private, legal and non-legal sectors. In addition to her career as a partner in private legal practice, Hilary spent a combined ten years working with the Irish Stock Exchange and the Central Bank of Ireland. In 2014, Hilary established DueDirection, a corporate direction and executive advisory firm providing corporate governance, regulatory and strategy advices to SMEs and CEOs in the private sector. She has also completed the Institute of Directors Certificate and Diploma in Corporate Direction.

Paul Duffy - Director

Paul Duffy is an actuary and has over 30 years experience in the domestic and international insurance and reinsurance markets.  He spent 13 years working for Aviva Insurance before setting up his own actuarial consultancy in 2000.  Having sold this business to PwC in 2007 he led the enlarged PwC actuarial consultancy for the next 8 years.  During his time as an actuarial consultant, he advised a range of insurance, broker and banking operations on a wide variety of financial, operational and regulatory matters.  He holds a primary degree in Mathematics and a MSc in Risk Management from University College Dublin. 

Roberto Raichi - Director

Roberto Raichi is the General Manager of Vera Vita S.p.A.. He gained his professional experience in Dow Italia, Chubb Insurance Company of Europe, Winterthur Assicurazioni and Winterthur International, Axa Cattolica Previdenza in Azienda S.p.A. He holds a degree in Economics.

Marco Passafiume Alfieri

Marco Passafiume Alfieri is the Director of Bancassurance in the Cattolica Group, Deputy Chairman of Lombarda Vita S.p.A., Managing Director of Vera Vita S.p.A., of Vera Assicurazioni S.p.A, of Vera Protezione S.p.A., of BCC Assicurazioni S.p.A., of BCC Vita S.p.A. and Director of Vera Financial dac. Marco has over twenty years of experience in financial services where he had senior roles both in Italy and outside Italy. He has been Deputy General Manager and Director of UBI Pramerica SGR, Chief Sales Officer of BNP Paribas Cardif, Retail Marketing Manager in BNL-BNP Paribas Group and in Banco Popolare. He has a MBA from SDA Bocconi and a University degree cum laude in Economics from Luiss - Guido Carli University in Rome.

Mattia Calzolari

Mattia Calzolari is a Director of Lombarda Vita S.p.A., of Berica Vita S.p.A., of Vera Vita S.p.A. and of Vera Financial dac.
Mattia is responsible for the Life and Investments business within the Bancassurance Division of the Cattolica Group. 

Derek Fagan

Derek Fagan is the Chief Executive Officer of Cattolica Life DAC. Derek previously held the roles of Chief Financial Officer, Compliance Office and Money Laundering Officer during his seventeen years with the company. Derek has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry, having also previously worked with Mediolanum International Funds and Scottish Mutual International.

Derek is a Fellow of the Certified Chartered Accountants and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments. Mr Fagan also obtained an MSc in Executive Leadership from the University of Ulster.