Gallagher today announces the appointment of Mark Ettershank who joins as Head of Warranty & Indemnity (W&I) and Tax in Gallagher’s Major Risks Practice.
Mark Ettershank

In his new role, Mark is responsible for spearheading new business, expanding technical expertise and growing the team.

Mark began his career as a corporate lawyer at Squires Paton Boggs where he advised clients on finance, restructuring and insolvency matters. During his time at the firm he undertook senior level secondments to RBS and PNC. He then moved into the insurance sector, and his most recent role was Senior Vice President of the Private Equity and M&A team at Marsh McLennan (MMC).

At MMC, Mark advised on a wide range of deals, from small domestic M&A to complex international transactions in excess of £1bn, advising clients on the placement of W&I and contingent risk insurance.

Alan Pratten, Managing Director of Gallagher’s Major Risks Practice, said: “We are very happy to welcome Mark to Gallagher. He is a great addition to our experienced team of over 50 risk professionals looking after due diligence, contingency, tax, W&I and portfolio company insurance requirements.

“Mark is a great addition to our recent hires of James Bailey and Ian Coleman in our litigation team as we continue to build a team of experienced, ethical individuals passionate about client delivery.”

Mark Ettershank, said: “The opportunities for Gallagher to expand in the W&I and tax insurance space are considerable. With the current economic conditions, clients undertaking deals will be presented with increased levels of risk, so it’s a great time to be joining a team which offers clients such a high level of experience and technical expertise.”