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Gallagher expands global Aerospace practice with six new hires

February 21, 2020

Global (re)insurance broker Gallagher has announced six senior appointments within its global aerospace team.

All new joiners will be based in London and New York.

In New York, Matt Donohue and Thomas Klaus who will start on 24 February both join as senior vice president.

Donohue has over 15 years’ experience and joins most recently from Aon, where he worked for the past ten years as a vice president in its aerospace division.

Klaus joins the firm from Willis where he was a vice president and general aviation practice leader since 2013 and brings over 15 years’ experience in both broking and underwriting.

In the aerospace team in London, the new additions joining at partner level are account executives Graham Herbert and Paul Wrenn who are due to start April 2020.

Herbert brings over 3 decades of experience in broking and underwriting. In his new role he will be focusing on new business development. He joins Gallagher from Allianz where he was a senior underwriter in its airline team.

Wrenn joins the dedicated manufacturers and infrastructure team within Gallagher’s aerospace practice from Allianz where he most recently served as senior underwriter in its products and airports team.

Another two additions to the New York office are Andrew Gardener, who will be joining the business in July as account manager and Peter Jury will be joining in February as operations and control manager, following the completion of contractual notice periods.

Gardener brings over 24 years’ experience in the client advisory space and joins the team with a specific focus on advising clients on contractual matters and arrives from the aviation division of Marsh where he was senior vice president in its client advisory team, having begun his career at Sedgwick in 1996.

Jury joins Gallgher from Marsh, where he was most recently head of financial reporting. He has over 20 years of financial management and accounting experience, previously holding roles at HSBC and Kreston Reeves.

Peter Elson, CEO of Gallagher’s aerospace team, said: “We’re delighted to welcome these six talented and highly experienced recruits to Gallagher’s global aerospace practice.

“With advances in technology, increased competition, and changing legislation, the global aviation and aerospace industry is constantly evolving. It is now more important than ever that we are equipped with a first-class team of industry specialists to mitigate the increasingly complex risks our global clients are facing. Bringing these new joiners on board reflects our ongoing commitment to investing in industry-leading talent, enabling us to pursue our ambitions for further growth.”