Aflac NI names new managing director and announces major office move after reaching 150-staff recruitment target

  • Aflac Northern Ireland (Aflac NI), a subsidiary of Aflac Inc., a Fortune 500 company, announced that its Head of Technology, Mark McCormack, has been appointed as the new Managing Director. Mark, who joined Aflac Northern Ireland when it launched in October 2019, with the support of Invest NI, will lead operations for the insurance company’s Technology and Cybersecurity Innovation Centre based in Belfast. 

    Mark will succeed Keith Farley, an honorary Belfast Ambassador who is credited for bringing Aflac to Northern Ireland from a choice of global locations and a commitment to “doing things differently.” Keith said: “Mark is an exceptional leader, a good friend, and the perfect person to lead Aflac NI as we move into our next chapter. He was our first local hire and was instrumental in making our vision a reality."

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    Aflac NI also announced it has reached its target to hire 150 tech staff two years ahead of schedule. Marking its third anniversary this month, the company has confirmed plans to move to a new Grade A office suite in Belfast’s City Quays 3 from its current location at Belfast Harbour’s City Quays 2. The new space expands its footprint to 20,000 sq. ft in the region’s largest and newest professional office development.

    They will be among the first tenants to occupy the £50m flagship development where it will further expand its team to support the growth and success of its centre for advanced technology and cybersecurity.

    Mark said: “Aflac Northern Ireland’s journey has been a resounding success and I’m delighted to lead a new and exciting phase of expansion with a strong, experienced team that is delivering transformative technology solutions that make a global impact every day.

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    Earlier this year,  Aflac Northern Ireland won Best Large Tech Company for 2022 at the Digital DNA annual tech industry awards. Aflac Northern Ireland has also been shortlisted for 3 upcoming Belfast Telegraph IT Awards including Best Place to Work in IT, Young IT Person of the Year and Cybersecurity Project of the year.

    Source: Written from a press release

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