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About Us

Arthur J. Gallagher is the brand name for the international broking and underwriting division of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (NYSE: AJG) — a division that covers territories outside of the United States and stretches from the UK to Australia, from Canada to the Caribbean, and from Latin America to Asia, employing more than 6850 staff.

As part of one of the world’s largest insurance brokerage and risk management companies, which employs more than 19,000 people worldwide, we benefit from significant international reach and a global network that can offer client service capabilities in more than 140 countries.

Wherever and whenever there is risk we’re there for our clients. We are a business without barriers — working together to create solutions that drive value and competitive advantage.

Whether you are an individual, small business or international conglomerate, our people, our technical expertise and our global reach deliver first-class coverage, risk management advice and placement expertise.


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We can help whether you are trying to source cover for a thatched cottage in England; cyber risks across European borders; or complex coverage for an international supermarket chain.

We can help whether you are managing marine cargo in Australia; political risks in developing economies; or energy cover in extreme environments.

We work seamlessly across countries and international territories and when we encounter difficulties we meet them head on.

We are a business without barriers.

  • Specialist cover for specific individual needs — we understand people and their possessions don’t fall into simple categories
  • Catering for regional and national business needs from more than 70 locations across the UK
  • Tailor-made solutions – bespoke programmes for complex multi-nationals and small, single territory firms
  • Broker services – innovative wholesale and underwriting solutions, as well as network support for independent brokers
  • Dedicated reinsurance division offering capabilities across the property, casualty, specialty, marine and energy spectrum

Our Group History

Beginning life in 1927, the company was rooted in principles that our founder Arthur Gallagher would still recognise today – integrity, innovation and teamwork.

 

  • 2010s

    Since 2010, the four largest acquisitions in the group's history have been completed and all four were in the international space — Heath Lambert, Giles, Wesfarmers and Oval. By year-end 2013, 23% of the group’s revenues were generated outside the US. Gallagher has also been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for the past three years 2012 to 2014. Arthur would be proud and only hope that the best is yet to come.

  • 2000s

    In 2002, Gallagher celebrated its 75th anniversary and hit $1 billion in revenue. It was listed in Fortune’s 1000 Largest Companies and named in Forbes magazine’s Platinum 400 List of Best Big Companies in America for 2004 and 2005. In 2006, J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr. was appointed Chairman of the Board.

  • 1990s

    Family has always anchored Gallagher and when J. Patrick Gallagher Jr. became President in 1990 and then CEO in 1995, it marked the third generation of stewardship of the company. Growth, in the US and internationally, continued unabated. By the end of the decade, with revenue topping $500million, Gallagher was recognised as the world’s fourth largest broker.

  • 1980s

    A momentous decade. In 1984 Gallagher went public with an initial common stock offering and, in 1987, was invited to join the New York Stock Exchange. Gallagher, Hinton & Vereker became the first subsidiary of a US broker to be accepted as a Lloyd’s broker in its own right and Gallagher Bassett began marketing its services to non-Gallagher brokers.

     

  • 1970s

    With Robert E. Gallagher as President and CEO, Gallagher began to establish an international presence when it co-founded Lloyd’s broker Gallagher, Hinton & Vereker Ltd in 1974. During a period of rapid growth it also formed an office in Bermuda to provide access to many offshore alternative markets and added an employee benefits division. By 1976, revenue had topped $10 million and, by 1978, it had more than doubled to $25 million.

  • 1960s

    Responding to change has always been essential and no more so than when Beatrice Foods asked the company to help it self-insure. Partnering with Sterling Bassett, Gallagher formed a new claims management subsidiary to provide services to self-insured clients. This changed the landscape of commercial insurance.

  • 1950s

    Arthur decided to incorporate the company, giving each of his sons an equity interest and in 1957, they landed the company’s largest client to date – Chicago’s Beatrice Foods Company. It caught the attention of many as the incumbent broker was then the largest in the US. Never losing sight of how best to serve a client was paying dividends.

  • 1940s

    When the US entered World War II, all three of Arthur Gallagher’s sons – John, James and Robert – enlisted in the Navy. At the war’s end, all three joined the company, setting the stage for the next generation to be at the helm.

  • 1930s

    Arthur always valued smart thinking and if there wasn’t a way to help customers overcome an issue, he believed his company should look to pioneer a new approach. This led to Gallagher helping to create The Hartford Group’s ground-breaking Retrospective Rating Program and Chicago’s first large-deductible fire policy for Bowman Dairy Co. Both were considered radical but went on to serve our customers well.

  • 1920s

    Arthur Gallagher was already a successful insurance agent but sensed that he could offer more, particularly to commercial clients where risk management was an emerging specialism. On October 1, 1927, he opened the doors of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in Chicago and holding true to his ‘customer first’ ideals, his company grew.

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Executive Management Committee

Our Executive Committee brings together a strong and diverse team of industry professionals with expertise across a wide range of disciplines, and many years’ experience in understanding and delivering on client and partner needs. Find out more about our senior leadership team by reading their individual biographies.

Meet the Team

Helping you do Business Without Barriers

Business Without Barriers is more than just a strap line to us - it's our way of letting our clients and partners know that no matter who they are, what they do and where they are based, we are committed to helping them meet any challenge and manage any risk, anywhere in the world. 

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Our mobile app will contain information about our organisation, products and services, plus unique information that we will push exclusively to our app.

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