Andrew joined Gallagher as part of the Bollington acquisition, having been a shareholder and director at Watson Laurie for the last 14 years. Andrew has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years and prior to joining Watson Laurie held senior broking roles at Bradstock PLC and Alexander Forbes which was latterly was acquired by Lockton.
In other management changes, Andrew Crompton, who previously headed up Watson Laurie, is remaining with Gallagher and moving into a chairman role for the Bolton office.
The office, part of Gallagher’s UK Retail network, employs 35 risk professionals supporting a range of businesses in the region with their insurance and risk management needs. In addition, the office continues to run the ECREF Insurance Advisory and Audit Service. This team provided financial institutions with insurance advice on £25 billion of commercial real estate lending across Europe during 2021.
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew Delves said: “Having been a member of the management team for a number of years, I am delighted to take the helm of the Bolton office. It’s very much a case of business as usual following the Gallagher acquisition earlier this year in February, with our team continuing to introduce our clients to the broader Gallagher service capabilities and the benefits our increased market presence is now providing.“
Chris Patterson, regional managing director of the North West for Gallagher, added: “I am very pleased Andrew has taken on this leadership role for our Bolton office. We are investing in our team, further deepening our proposition and Andrew will be an excellent leader for the team with his extensive knowledge and experience. The appointment further demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our clients have access to the very best people available.”