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Bill McGowan

Chief Counsel & Company Secretary


+44 (0) 20 7204 8584

Bill joined Arthur J. Gallagher in June 2012, bringing more than 20 years’ experience to his current role as Chief Counsel & Company Secretary for the International business.

Having begun his legal career in Glasgow and hailing originally from the South-West Scottish loch-side town of Stranraer, Bill moved to London in 1991 with law firm Maclay Murray & Spens LLP when it opened its first office in the English capital — and never left.

He has since held various general counsel and head of legal positions across the diverse financial services sector, including 12 years in the investment banking and asset management industries, and arrived on the cusp of change as Arthur J. Gallagher entered a period of strong acquisitive growth. Consequently, he is responsible for building and leading a robust legal department and risk management function that manages and mitigates the legal risks inherent in being a rapidly expanding insurance intermediary business.