In his new role, Elliot is responsible for leading over 200 colleagues who look after a diverse portfolio of clients, ranging from large corporate organisations through to SMEs. He will report into Peter Matthews, Managing Director of the North in Gallagher’s UK Retail division, and will be based in Glasgow.
Bringing over 35 years’ insurance experience, Elliot joins Gallagher from CNA Hardy, where he held the position of Head of UK Regions for over four years. In this role, Elliot was responsible for overseeing CNA Hardy’s UK-wide sales activities, and growing the business’s presence outside of London, including expanding its regional branch network. Prior to this, Elliot held the role of General Manager, UK & Ireland at QBE, where he was responsible for driving the growth of the business across its regional centres.
Commenting on his appointment, Elliot said: “Having worked for insurers for many years, I am delighted to be embarking on a new chapter and moving to the broking side of the insurance industry. I have always viewed Gallagher as a progressive, forward-looking company and I have been impressed by both its organic growth and M&A activity in recent years.
“I look forward to working with our Scotland, Northern Ireland and North East of England teams to further enhance the local, on-the-ground service we provide to our clients, and maintaining the positive momentum the offices have enjoyed in recent years, by delivering on our ambitious growth plans.”
Peter Matthews added: “I am very pleased Elliot has taken on this leadership role within my team. He brings extensive insurance expertise plus experience of leading high-performing teams. As we continue to invest in our regional presence, this senior appointment further demonstrates our commitment to bringing the highest calibre talent on board in order to provide our clients in Scotland, Northern Ireland and the North East of England with unrivalled expertise.”