Gallagher takes flight with bolstered aerospace team

Gallagher takes flight with bolstered aerospace team | Insurance Business

Gallagher takes flight with bolstered aerospace team

Gallagher has announced six new senior appointments for its global aerospace team. The new employees will be based in London and New York, and include Matt Donohue and Thomas Klaus, who have both been named senior vice presidents.

Donohue has more than 15 years of industry experience. He joins Gallagher from Aon, where he served as vice president in the aerospace division. He has also held positions at Willis and Marshall & Stirling.

Klaus also has more than 15 years of industry experience. Prior to joining Gallagher, he served as vice president and general aviation practice leader at Willis. He has also held positions at Crystal and Company and Travelers Insurance.

Graham Herbert and Paul Wrenn have joined Gallagher’s aerospace team in London at the partner level. They will commence their roles in April. Andrew Gardener will join the firm in July as an account manager. Peter Jury will join in February as operations and control manager.

Herbert has more than 30 years of industry experience. He joins Gallagher from Allianz, where he served as a senior underwriter for the airline team. He has also held positions with Marsh and the Lloyd’s Policy Signing Office.

Wrenn joins the company from Allianz, where he most recently held the position of senior underwriter in the products and airports team. He started his career at BAE Systems in 2000, and has also held positions at IATA and Willis.

Jury joins Gallagher from Marsh, where he most recently served as head of financial reporting. Jury has more than 20 years of financial management and accounting experience, and has also held roles at HSBC and Kreston Reeves.

“We’re delighted to welcome these six highly talented and highly experienced recruits to Gallagher’s global aerospace practice,” said Peter Elson, CEO of the company’s aerospace program. “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 invest in industry-leading talent, enabling us to pursue our ambitions for further growth.”