Who we are

Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, Gallagher has grown to be one of the leading insurance brokerage, risk management, and HR & benefits consulting companies in the world. With significant reach internationally, our organization employs over 52,000 people and our global network provides services in more than 130 countries.

Since 1927, Gallagher has been helping organizations, communities and people around the globe face every challenge with confidence. As your trusted insurance broker and consultant, we're here through it all—customizing programs and solutions, driving better outcomes for organizations and employees, and empowering our clients to handle every risk. No matter what comes next.

Our values are core to our culture. Passionate service, strategic innovation, and ethical behavior form the basis of how we do business The Gallagher Way. All with one purpose: To help you face your future with confidence.

In 2021, Hesse & Partner in Switzerland fully integrated with Gallagher to offer clients the best solutions in both the national and international insurance marketplace.

Our History

Our story began in 1927 with a desire to find a better way of doing business and the entrepreneurial courage to be different. We didn't just want to be another insurance brokerage; instead we wanted to help people solve problems in an authentic and above all, ethical, way. Founded on the principles of transparency and accountability, we've upheld our commitment to ethical business through decades of growth, change and expansion. For nearly a century, we've proudly built a reputation of trust and integrity with our clients and colleagues.

Over the years, Gallagher has expanded our breadth of offerings with risk management, HR benefits and consulting and wealth management. And we're just getting started.

Our People

We attribute our long-standing success to our people. They are our best asset, helping our clients navigate an increasingly complex insurance market in a no-nonsense way. We don't just want the employee on the other end of the phone or across the table to be knowledgeable - we want them to be someone you want to have a conversation with. We respect your time, which is why we're happy to do the legwork for you, helping you to secure the best insurance cover for your unique needs.

Today we are a global force for change, using our considerable experience, confidence and knowledge to reduce risk and provide our expertise wherever we go. We achieve this by forming lifelong partnerships with our clients, making business better for everyone. But that's enough about us; get in touch to find out how we can work with you.