Gallagher appoints Head of Office to drive growth in Leeds

Gallagher appoints Head of Office to drive growth in Leeds
James Murray, Head of Office, Leeds

James Murray has joined insurance, risk management and consulting firm Gallagher as Head of Office at its ‘centre of excellence’ for corporate clients in Leeds.

Based on East Parade, in the heart of the business district, Mr Murray leads a team of risk and insurance experts focussed on supporting major clients, including large private and public companies and complex multinationals.

The branch is dedicated to providing the region’s largest businesses with a tailored service delivered by individuals well-experienced in managing and mitigating a wide range of distinctive risk exposures.

A chartered insurance broker, Mr Murray was previously Client Management Director at Aon in Leeds, where he specialised in the design and delivery of tailored risk management and insurance programmes for sophisticated existing and new clients.

Jon Simpkin, Area Director for Gallagher in the North, said: “James is a great hire for Gallagher. Clients benefit from our detailed knowledge of their business and the sectors in which they operate, receiving local service and expertise backed by global resources.

“James’ experience and passion make him ideally placed to lead our expanding team in Leeds as they continue to help businesses understand and manage the risks they face more effectively.”

Gallagher also has offices in Wakefield and Sheffield, employing over 300 risk, insurance, claims and employee benefits specialists.