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Gallagher names John Thompson CEO of UK speciality & wholesale businesses

April 08, 2019

Global insurance brokerage Gallagher, has announced the appointment of John Thompson as CEO of the UK’s specialty London market and wholesale businesses, having held the position on an interim basis since September 2018.

He joined Gallagher in 2014 as a managing partner for construction and in 2017 after the division got substantiality bigger his role expanded to include responsibility for the energy division.

Thompson brings 38 years of industry experience with him and will be responsible for overseeing all London market specialty operations and work with the business’ divisional directors to further build out the company’s growing specialty offering and specialist broking teams.

Thompson will assume UK executive committee level responsibility for both the Gallagher London market specialist broking business and the separate Alesco wholesale business.

Simon Matson, CEO of Gallagher’s UK broking and underwriting business, said: “John is an outstanding broker, exceptional people leader and operates with absolute integrity at all times, all of which make him the perfect candidate for this role. We have an enviable London Market specialty offering and under John’s leadership I know our teams will continue to grow and achieve even bigger and better things in the future.”