Gallagher has made two important changes to the leadership team of the market management team as it seeks to further expand its footsteps in the UK and Europe.
Richard Labor (pictured above) has been appointed Director of Market Management for Gallagher’s UK business. In his new role, Labor leads all the elements of Gallagher’s market management team. This includes insurer relationship management, insurer compliance, and market insights. He will join Gallagher in the second quarter of 2022 from Aon, who was Managing Director of Aon Inpoint. He will report to Charles Crawford, Chief Operating Officer of Europe, the Middle East and Asia (EMEA).
Laver works in the UK, US, Asia Pacific and Latin American markets and has extensive experience in managing strategic relationships with global insurance companies.
Ron Hayes, now Director of Market Management, will move to the newly created Chief Executive Officer role in the first quarter of 2022. He will report to EMEA CEO Simon Matson and will be responsible for developing Gallagher’s placement strategy. England.
Hayes has been working in the London market for over 37 years. He joined Gallagher in 2012 and oversaw market management during a period of significant business growth. Throughout his career, he has held senior positions at Marsh and JLT, where he was responsible for developing placement strategies and handling key clients.
“We are pleased to move Ron to a new role as Gallagher’s primary ambassador in the market,” said Crawford. “Richard is a top-notch addition to my leadership team, allowing us to further develop our relationship with insurance companies and lead a market management team that plays a very important role within Gallagher. These appointments Both reflect our ongoing commitment to investing in industry-leading talent, enabling us to pursue further growth ambitions. “