Jonathan Turner

Jonathan joined Gallagher in 2015 as Executive Chairman within its ‘virtual insurer’ business Pen Underwriting, and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2017.

In March 2020, Jonathan was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Gallagher’s Specialty & Wholesale division where he oversees all of the London market specialty operations and works with the business’s divisional directors to further develop Gallagher’s specialty offering and specialist broking teams.

The division has undergone considerable growth recently, doubling in size in the last five years. In his role Jonathan is responsible for both the Gallagher London market specialist broking division as well as the separate Alesco wholesale business.

A seasoned London Market executive, Jonathan’s career began in the early 1990s as a treaty reinsurance underwriter. Upon becoming an underwriting manager at QBE, concentrating initially on long-tail classes, he thereafter moved into multi-class director of underwriting roles. Prior to joining Gallagher, he was the CEO of Brit’s reinsurance business as well as being the Active Underwriter of Syndicate 2987 at Lloyd’s.