Simon Matson

Simon is CEO of Gallagher’s broking and underwriting businesses in Europe, Middle East and Asia. He was appointed to this role in January 2021 having been CEO of Gallagher’s UK-based broking and underwriting operations since 2018.

In the UK the business has four trading divisions: UK Retail, Specialty & Wholesale, Gallagher Re and Pen Underwriting. The UK business employs 5000 people, has over 70 offices across the UK, and a significant part of the global Gallagher group.

Simon started his insurance career in 1989 within the oil and gas division of a global broker. After many years of co-coordinating and marketing large upstream accounts, he left his role as Head of Upstream Energy broking to set-up the Alesco business in 2008, which became part of Gallagher in 2014.

Today, Gallagher helps individuals and organisations face their future with confidence through the provision of global insurance, risk management and consulting expertise with client service capabilities in more than 150 countries around the world.