John Thompson has been announced as the new permanent CEO of Gallagher’s specialty London market and wholesale businesses

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Gallagher has announced that John Thompson is to stay in place as CEO of its London market and UK specialty and wholesale businesses.

Thompson, who also takes a seat on the broker’s UK executive committee, has been the business unit’s acting chief executive on an interim basis since September 2018.

He joined the company in 2014 as managing partner for construction, overseeing its quadrupling in size, and in 2017 his role expanded to include responsibility for the 60-strong energy division.

Simon Matson, CEO of Gallagher’s UK broking and underwriting business, said: “John is an outstanding broker, exceptional people leader and operates with absolute integrity at all times, all of which make him the perfect candidate for this role.

“We have an enviable London Market specialty offering and under John’s leadership I know our teams will continue to grow and achieve even bigger and better things in the future,” he added.

Thompson added: “There is no area of risk management that our specialist broking teams cannot advise on for any client, anywhere in the world and that is a fact I am incredibly proud of.”