Based in London in Gallagher’s Specialty division, Gavin joins the senior management team as executive partner to focus on business development within the global energy and power sector, enabling the business to grow its presence in international markets, as well as strengthening relationships with clients.
Bringing a wealth of experience in the energy and power insurance market, Gavin joins Gallagher from THB Group where he was director of global risks.
With over 400 clients across six continents, Gallagher’s Energy practice handles upstream, downstream, power and renewable energy risks to oil and gas clients internationally, including seven of the 25 largest energy companies.
Commenting on his appointment, Gavin Tidman said: “Responsible for vital infrastructure, the energy industry is continuously evolving and businesses in the sector are facing complex environmental, contractual, supply chain, delivery, construction and operational risks.
“Now, more than ever, organisations require tailor-made approaches to risk management, and need to work with industry specialists who can help them navigate the changing landscape and build resilience to risk. I’m delighted to be joining a business with a significant breadth of experience, strong client relationships and an extensive global footprint, and look forward to working with the team to identify further opportunities for growth.”
Jonathan Smith, Energy managing partner, said: “The global energy sector holds solid growth potential for our wide range of client solutions, particularly for large and complex multinationals, and we are very pleased that Gavin will be at the forefront of our business development activities - enabling us to capitalise on growth opportunities and foster client relationships.
“Gallagher has one of the largest and most experienced teams of energy insurance practitioners in the market, and this senior appointment reinforces our strategy of investing in industry-leading individuals to provide our clients with unrivalled expertise.”