Having held a host of roles at a rival firm that were both service and sales focused, Peter Chesterfield (pictured) is now stepping into a new environment at Gallagher, having been announced as a partner for its construction team within its specialty division.
Chesterfield is responsible for business development and client engagement as he focuses on how the brokerage can differentiate the products it offers and ensure its service is first-class. He comes with a wealth of experience, including time spent at JLT as sales leader for its construction team. Having made the switch to Gallagher in March, he is now confident that its bespoke approach to solutions will prove a vital attribute for clients.
“The insurance needs of our clients are complex and vary greatly depending on sector, size and specialism,” he said. “Gallagher’s approach of providing bespoke solutions for each client was really appealing to me, and I believe is vital to ensure that our clients have the service, advice and cover that is relevant and bespoke to their business.
“My remit is a balance of strategy, client engagement and development of further risk management and insurance solutions to help clients achieve their related objectives. I am looking forward to working with our specialised teams, prospects and clients in realising the potential for their business in the suite of services that Gallagher delivers.”
Martin Hiller, chairman of construction for Gallagher’s specialty division, outlined that Chesterfield’s arrival is part of an ongoing investment in the firm’s team.
“Peter will be an asset to the team with his sector knowledge, experience and insightful way of engaging with prospects,” he said. “He will play a pivotal role in developing our proposition for both new and existing clients.
“Construction as an industry has undergone significant change in recent years, particularly in regard to managing and mitigating risk, and with our growing team of experts we are well placed to help clients navigate these changes and protect their business.”