Sydney, 29 January 2015 – Gallagher has boosted its market-leading marine risk management capability through the appointment of two additional specialists.
Jim Metters, one of the industry's most experienced marine broking experts, has joined Gallagher in the key role of Principal Broker after a career spanning over 40 years at leading organisations including Marsh.
Mr. Metters joins the Sydney-based team headed by Marine Practice Leader, Alan Wilkins who is also highly experienced in Australian and international marine markets. Mr Wilkins said, Gallagher is the largest marine insurance broker in Australia, and Jim's knowledge and experience of marine insurance is an invaluable addition to help us go from strength to strength in advising clients in the maritime and logistics sectors."
In addition to Mr. Metters, Mark Rudman will join the Gallagher Marine Practice in February as a Client Manager, bringing 13 years’ experience as a marine insurance practitioner. With extensive industry knowledge and attention to detail, Mark will lead the provision of first class service to marine clients.
Mark Oatway, Head of Corporate Broking at Gallagher said, “The expansion of Gallagher’s specialist industry capabilities in Australia is progressing at pace. These key appointments deepen and complement our existing marine capabilities perfectly. The strengthening of our marine team is just one example of our ability to attract the best possible talent in specialist sectors. We are excited by the prospects this offers to continue innovating and meeting the marine risk management needs of our clients.”