Gallagher has appointed Derek Henry as Managing Director of Micro SME and Personal Lines within its UK retail division. The appointment is subject to regulatory approval.
Gallagher appoints Derek Henry

In his new role, Derek will head up Gallagher’s micro SME and personal lines offering. He will report into Gareth Birch, Managing Director of SME and Personal Lines.

Derek has a wealth of insurance experience, and was most recently Managing Director of Broking at Brightside. Previously to this he held senior roles at Aviva, Towergate and BGL, having started his career at The RAC.

A key objective for Derek in his new role will be further developing Gallagher’s digital distribution strategy aimed at enhancing the customer experience.

Commenting on this new role, Derek, said: “I’m very pleased to be joining Gallagher at this exciting time. Our micro SME and personal lines product ranges were enhanced by the acquisition of Bollington earlier this year, giving us a great platform for further growth. The opportunity to work with a respected team in one of the biggest global brokers and develop Gallagher’s proposition is a powerful combination and I look forward to delivering a great customer experience.”

Gareth added: “Derek is a fantastic addition to my leadership team and brings a passion, expertise and vision that will be critical in the next stage of our micro SME and personal lines growth strategy. Digital innovation is an essential part of our roadmap for these customers, and it’s great that Derek has joined us to lead its delivery.”