With a global presence and headquarters in North America, Australia, New Zealand and beyond, Gallagher Bassett’s UK team is supported by leading insurance experts from across the globe.
Gallagher Bassett UK is led by an impressive executive team who are specialised in insurance carriers and passionate about business development, client experience and corporate culture.
Meet Gallagher Bassett’s United Kingdom’s Leaders
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Client Officer
Senior MGA Business Specialist
With a background in client management and a wealth of experience in business development, Charlotte brings more than a decade of expertise in the insurance industry. Starting out in insurance with the aim of a short-term stay, Charlotte found herself delving into a career path with Gallagher Bassett, uncovering her passion for delivering tailor-made solutions through finding a deep understanding of client needs and risks. Thriving in a client-focused environment, Charlotte leads Gallagher Bassett’s MGA Business Team with compassionate understanding, personable engagements and culturally aligned acquisition
Senior MGA Business Specialist
Starting his career as an underwriter in the U.S. insurance market, Jim brings a long list of accolades and experience from working in countries right across the globe. Backed by his specialty in underwriting, Jim has worked across property, casualty, fleet, PI and broker partner business, having recently joined the Gallagher Bassett family to share his expertise with the UK’s thriving MGA sector. Jim embodies a people-first way of working and brings a values-focused approach to his role as Senior MGA Business Specialist.
Business Development Director
Gordon is an experienced Business Development Director with almost 30 years of claims knowledge in the insurance sector. From negotiation, operations management and coaching to sales and product development, Gordon’s innovative approach to business allows him to identify new opportunities and deliver solutions to clients no matter the size. Gordon is specialised in building businesses from the ground up into successful and established firms.
Before his two years at Gallagher Bassett, Gordon held executive roles in various organisations including as CEO of training provider The Claims Academy and CEO of Resources in Insurance Group Limited.
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Meet Gallagher Bassett’s Global Leaders
Executive Vice President – International
Jon Winsbury started at Gallagher Bassett as an Operations Manager in 1998. Fast forward 22 years and Jon is now Executive Vice President of the International division with 30+ years of insurance experience under his belt. Responsible for the strategic direction and growth of Gallagher Bassett internationally, his strong belief in culture and staff empowers the business to continually achieve stellar results.
Jon’s reputation for excellence in business in based on broad experiences and specialised knowledge within the insurance industry.
General Manager – Government & Long-Tail Claims
Scott Newland has over 16 years of experience and significant expertise in General Insurance. Prior to joining Gallagher Bassett 5 years ago, Scott developed comprehensive, hands on claims experience across a wide range of industries and claims portfolios.
Scott has previously held leadership roles for Marsh Pty Ltd and Insurance Australia Group (IAG) managing large and diverse teams across multiple portfolios. Scott excels in meeting and exceeding the service and performance expectations of his clients. As the General Manager - Government and Long-Tail Claims, managing a large and diverse team across multiple locations and has aligned service standards, processes and streamlined procedures across the division he oversees.
Senior Vice President
Joseph oversees Gallagher Bassett’s strategic carrier performance and nurtures the firm’s insurance partners in conjunction with a dedicated group of carrier practice claims professionals. Joseph enjoys working collaboratively with stakeholders to develop the outcomes that exceed performance goals and became a Harvard Business School graduate after completing the Breakthrough Leadership Management Program in 2013.
Having held senior leadership roles within Gallagher Bassett for more than 14 years, Joseph carries almost 35 years of experience in the insurance industry working for companies GAB Robins and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company.
Chief Executive Officer - North America
As Gallagher Bassett’s Chief Executive Officer in North America, Michael Hessling is responsible for overseeing client relationship programs and carrier-related business development initiatives across the region. Carrying more than 20 years of experience in the finance, business and insurance disputes industries, Michael has strong negotiation techniques, business development practices and global insurance insights.
Michael joined Gallagher Bassett in 2012 and has since implemented creative problem-solving practices across several departments, expanding the recruitment and professional development arm of the business and ensuring all employees are achieving optimal results for their clients.
Chief Executive Officer - Australia
Senior Vice President - North America
Jon generates market intelligence and business development for Gallagher Bassett through maintaining strategic relationships in the insurance sector. With key specializations in risk management, alternative risk and insurance carrier related opportunities, Jon develops winning strategies that drive businesses forward into success.
Boasting more than 20 years of experiences, Jon prides himself on shaping a family-oriented culture that fosters effective communication and a great work ethic.
Managing Director - New Zealand
Craig Furness joined Gallagher Bassett in 2016 and boasts more than 16 years’ experience in the insurance industry. Dedicated to delivering the best possible outcomes and integrated global business solutions for clients, Craig continues to juggle his operational, manufacturing, distribution and financial expertise in his role as Managing Director.
With a deep understanding of the New Zealand market, Craig is committed to providing tailored solutions to Gallagher Bassett’s national customers, considering their unique risks and opportunities while enhancing global reputation and increasing business growth across multiple insurance sectors.
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