Gallagher Re taps new CEO for North America

Current chief exec to transition to chairman

Gallagher Re taps new CEO for North America

Insurance News


Global reinsurance broker Gallagher Re has announced the appointment of Brian Flasinski (pictured above left) as CEO for its North America region.

Flasinski will succeed Jim Bradshaw (pictured above right), who will transition to the role of chairman for Gallagher Re North America. The appointments will become effective following a transition period later this year.

Flasinski joined the company in 2015. He most recently served as executive vice president and North American sales leader. Prior to his tenure at Gallagher Re, Flasinski served for nine years as a vice president at Guy Carpenter.

“Brian has been an outstanding leader and an integral part of the North American success story,” Bradshaw said. “As sales leader, he has energized our new sales initiative while also continuing to deliver value to our clients. His passion for our business and culture, his dedication to provide best-in-class solutions, and his commitment to collaborating across regions and the Gallagher network have been exemplary and will prove invaluable as we continue to drive our business forward.”

Bradshaw has more than 40 years of industry experience. He joined Gallagher Re as CEO of the North American region in 2021 following the company’s acquisition of Willis Re. Bradshaw joined Willis Re in 2005 as executive vice president and managing director, later serving as CEO of its North American business.

“Gallagher Re North America is a story of continuing success built on an unwavering focus on our clients. I am confident we will quickly build upon our accomplishments and continue to accelerate our growth,” said Tom Wakefield, CEO of Gallagher Re. “Jim’s leadership helped us navigate through the Willis Re acquisition and achieve remarkable growth during his tenure. I am grateful for his continued support, guidance and counsel during the transition and beyond.”

“I am excited to lead Gallagher Re North America into this next chapter,” Flasinski said. “We have an exceptionally talented team, who consistently bring value, deep expertise and transactional excellence to our clients. I look forward to Jim’s guidance, working closely with Tom and the regional leadership teams, and the successes to come as we continue our growth story.”

Earlier this month, Gallagher Re announced the appointment of André Gerling as head of region for Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and Central and Eastern Europe. In January, the company announced the appointment of Virgil Antonio de Souza as head of surety and credit for Latin America and the Caribbean.

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