Gallagher extends regional insurance broking expertise with new hire

Gallagher Richard Horne

Insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firm Gallagher has appointed Richard Horne, who joins as Regional Broking Director in the South West.

Richard will be based at Gallagher’s Bristol office, and will report into Stephen Smith, who leads Gallagher’s Broking & Placement team in the South of England, which supports regional offices in the management of insurer relationships, as well as ensuring access to a wide range of products and services for clients.

In his new role, Richard will be responsible for assisting client-facing teams in Swindon, Gloucester, Bristol, Exeter and Torquay, providing in-depth technical insurance expertise and advice for clients with complex risk requirements, and supporting the offices with managing their insurer relationships.

Bringing more than 11 years’ industry experience, Richard joins Gallagher from insurer RSA, where he was most recently Broker Account Manager for the South West, and was previously Area Sales Manager for the South West at Aspen Insurance Services.

Richard succeeds Brian Walker, who will be retiring after 41 years at Gallagher.