Ben brings with him over ten years of broking experience in the Irish insurance sector and joins Gallagher from Castleacre Insurance where he was Private Client Manager. Prior to this, he was Business Development Manager at Frank Glennon Insurance Brokers where he launched and led the firm’s private client team.
Gallagher in Ireland currently offers private clients insurance services and products including high-end home and contents insurance, jewellery collections, fine art collections, classic and high value car insurance. In his new role, Ben will be responsible for expanding Gallagher’s team that looks after these clients, plus the development of new products and personalised services. Ireland has seen an increase in the number of its high net worth residents, according to a recent report*. This growth in the market points to an increased need for high net worth individuals to protect their valuable assets and belongings and Gallagher’s team of insurance professionals are well placed to support.
Ben will be based in its Dublin office, looking after clients nationwide. Gallagher’s Irish operations have grown extensively since it first launched in the country through the acquisition of INNOVU in June 2022 and the firm now employs a team of 275 risk professionals and is one of the largest insurance brokers in Ireland.
Commenting on his appointment, Ben said: “It is great to join the team at Gallagher in Ireland and I look forward to building on the company’s existing presence and success in the private client marketplace.
“There is a great opportunity to develop Gallagher’s current private client offering by delivering tailored products that take into account the individual circumstances of clients and protect their often unique assets.”
Ronan Foley, CEO of Gallagher in Ireland, said: “It is great to have Ben joining our team, and his appointment demonstrates our commitment to bringing the very best of talent and experience to our clients in Ireland.
“Private clients expect a personalised service from a specialised team that understands their needs and can provide the appropriate insurance solutions. Ben’s appointment is good news for our existing and future clients and marks a strategic investment in our private client expertise, an area where we see strong growth opportunities.""