Gallagher has acquired Melbourne-based insurance brokerage Professional Insurance Solutions, further expanding Gallagher's existing business footprint in Victoria.

Led by John Whiteside, Professional Insurance Solutions has built a thriving business over the past 15 years, with a solid record of success on the back of relationship building and entrepreneurial thinking. This well respected brokerage has developed a loyal commercial client base. The team from Professional Insurance Solutions are now part of Gallagher's 1100-strong Australian broking workforce.

In becoming a Gallagher merger partner, the business will use the Gallagher brand and gain access to a range of capabilities and services which will support great client outcomes while also enabling ongoing business growth. This includes Gallagher's industry expertise, claims advocacy, placement capabilities and access to global markets.

Sarah Lyons, Gallagher Australia Chief Executive said: "John and his team have a great reputation for client service and are a good fit for our business. They've been warmly welcomed to Gallagher by their new colleagues and I."

"Our merger activity is a great endorsement of what we have to offer new merger partners, from our culture and way of doing business to our market relationships and global capabilities."



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