Most recently, Bangs was Head of Japan for Axis Re, having spent 15 years in Asia

Gallagher Re has named David Bangs as head of Gallagher Re APAC UK, based in London and Robin Swindell as executive officer, based in Tokyo.

Bangs is returning to Gallagher Re having started his career with Willis Re in London in 2005, before being transferred to Tokyo where he spent five years followed by a transfer to Singapore. Most recently, he was Head of Japan for Axis Re.

Bangs has spent the past 15 years in Asia in a variety of senior roles based in both Tokyo and Singapore. In his role, he will work with Gallagher Re’s regional teams to serve its extensive APAC client base.

Concurrently, Robin Swindell, who is currently responsible for Gallagher Re APAC UK, will transfer to Tokyo, joining Japan CEO Tsuyoshi Noguchi’s senior management team as an executive officer.

In this role, he will play a vital part in the expansion of Gallagher Re’s service offering for the Japanese market and the broader region. 

Swindell has more than 30 years of reinsurance experience at Willis Re and now Gallagher Re, primarily in the Japanese and US markets. 

Mark Morley, managing director, head of Asia Pacific, commented: “As we continue to invest in the depth and capability of our offering across Asia Pacific, appointments such as these ensure that Gallagher Re is positioned to serve the evolving requirements of our clients in the region.”

Tsuyoshi Noguchi added: “These appointments reflect our commitment to the Japanese market under Gallagher ownership and demonstrates our continued commitment to investing in our ability to provide market leading reinsurance advisory and execution services to our client base.”