Gallagher has appointed Mark Chan as Head of Construction and Energy to lead its ambitious growth plans in North Asia. Mark brings 25 years of insurance industry experience and has held roles at both underwriters and brokers.

His extensive experience in the insurance industry spans China, Taiwan, Hong Kong and the Macau markets and he has managed client portfolios across construction, power and utilities, infrastructure and energy. Mark joins Gallagher from Oneglobal where he was responsible for developing its construction, power and energy client base across North Asia. Prior to this he held senior roles at Allianz, AON and Marsh. He will report to Thomas Wang, CEO of North Asia at Gallagher.

The expansion of the team marked by Mark’s appointment builds on Gallagher’s existing energy and construction teams in the region, and he will also work closely with Gallagher’s specialist global energy and construction teams operating from the UK and the US.

Gallagher makes leadership appointment in Asia to lead construction and energy growth strategy

Commenting on his appointment, Mark said: “I am thrilled to be joining Gallagher to lead and build on the growth of its energy and construction practices in North Asia. I have long admired Gallagher’s approach to doing business and its culture was highly attractive to me. Both the construction and energy sectors are changing at pace in the region and the opportunity to be part of delivering on Gallagher’s growth plans is a very exciting prospect.”

Thomas added: “Having the expertise and experience of Mark speaks directly to our growth plans in construction and energy. Ensuring we have experienced people on hand to support clients, who understand their sector and the challenges that they are facing, is core to our strategy and Mark’s appointment demonstrates our absolute commitment to this approach; I am thrilled to have him joining Gallagher and I look forward to working with him as we continue our expansion.”