Martin has been Chairman of the practice since 2017. He spent the majority of his career at JLT having initially joined as a founding member of its construction practice, and subsequently moved into roles including CEO of JLT’s construction practice and CEO of JLT Speciality.
Gallagher’s specialty construction team provides risk management and insurance solutions to UK and international large construction projects and businesses with a client base that includes contractors, property developers, owners and infrastructure funds across all of the construction industry sectors. The team has grown significantly over recent years, and now employs 75 risk professionals, and has established itself as a leading broker in construction.
Commenting on his appointment, Martin said: “Gallagher’s growth in this sector over the last five years has been impressive and the platform that has been established over this period provides continuity and confidence to our clients and stakeholders. Our focus on client service together with broking abilities in the current hard market resonates with clients, prospects and insurers and I look forward to continuing to build and develop the team and deliver on our growth plans.”
Jonathan Turner, CEO of Gallagher’s Specialty division, added: “I am delighted Martin has taken on the role of CEO for our construction practice. We have a significant presence in the sector, and it continues to be an area of expansion for Gallagher. We are investing in our team, further deepening our service proposition and Martin will be an excellent leader for the team with his sector knowledge and experience. The appointment further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our clients have access to the very best people available.”