Claire Davies

Claire joined Gallagher in September 2016 as HR Director for its wholesale broking, underwriting, reinsurance and corporate functions, serving as a strategic business partner to the divisional CEOs as well as being a member of the respective Executive leadership teams. During this period Claire also became the UK lead on Inclusion & Diversity, spearheading the development and rollout of the INCLUDE programme of education and awareness.

In September 2019, Claire was appointed overall HR Director of Gallagher’s UK-based broking and underwriting operations, which is made up of three trading divisions - UK Retail, Specialty & Wholesale and Pen Underwriting - joining the UK Executive Committee team.

With nearly 30 years’ experience in human resources and two decades at director level operating internationally across a diverse range of industries including manufacturing, life insurance, banking, food & drink and fast-growing entrepreneurial retail franchises, Claire’s role is to ensure the UK people strategy keeps pace with the business’ expansion and oversees the core teams dedicated to learning & development, reward, employee support and advice, and strategic business partnering to promote delivery against goals.

She has a wealth of experience in business and cultural transformation and associated employee engagement programmes; mergers & acquisitions, business integration and change management; as well as embedding succession planning and talent management to enable business resilience and growth.