Aviation market specialist heading to Gallagher

Appointment is fourth senior addition to broker's aerospace division after major acquisition

Aviation market specialist heading to Gallagher

Insurance News

By Duffie Osental

Gallagher has announced that aviation market specialist Neil Drowley has joined its global aerospace practice as head of policy wordings.

Drowley will be based in London, where he will lead Gallagher’s specialist wordings team and manage all phases of contract administration and wordings review.

He began his career at Lloyd’s Policy Signing Office in 1994, leaving in 1999 to join AIG as an aviation wordings technician, and spent four years at Benfield prior to joining Amlin in 2005. Drowley most recently held the position of senior aviation wordings technician at MS Amlin, with responsibility for slip and wordings reviews.

“As one of the most senior technical and wordings practitioners in the London market, I’m delighted that Neil is now at the helm of our UK specialist wording team,” said Peter Elson, chief executive officer of Gallagher Aerospace. “His wealth of experience, insight, and specialist knowledge will be essential as we assist our UK aviation and aerospace clients in ensuring watertight contracts.

The appointment is the fourth senior addition to Gallagher’s aerospace practice since its acquisition of JLT Aerospace in June 2019, closely following the appointments of Steve Wilkinson as head of claims, Wan Xin Lee as associate director based in Singapore, and Milorad Piper as account executive based in the US.

“As one of the largest aviation brokers in the world, the aviation industry segment remains a key part of our growth trajectory, and we are committed to bringing the highest calibre talent on board,” said Elson. “This appointment is a clear demonstration of our strategy to invest in industry-leading talent and provide our clients with unmatched capability and expertise in this dynamic sector.”

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