Global insurance brokerage Gallagher has appointed Brent Kruger as UK chief information officer (CIO), effective early November 2019. Kruger will replace Steve O’Donnell, who left the business in August earlier this year.
In his new role, he will be responsible for setting the strategic direction of the firms UK technology division.
Kruger brings over 25 years’ experience to the role and joins from JLT Specialty, where since 2016 he served as CIO for the UK & Ireland, Europe and South Africa. Before this he was group CIO for Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford, having joined after 10 years at Aon, the last three of which he spent as CIO of Risk Solutions UK.
Charles Crawford, UK chief operations officer at Gallagher, explained: “With more than a decade of experience as a CIO within large insurance broking firms, and strong leadership credentials, Brent will be a great addition to our UK management team. His track record in setting strategic vision and delivering on it through technological transformation, as well as using new technologies to streamline operations and support customer interaction, means he is well-placed to drive forward our organisational priorities.”