David RossChief Executive Officer
David had a 25 year career at Arthur J Gallagher having started there as a trainee. He was appointed Managing Director of the North American Division in 1997 then CEO of Global Wholesale & Retail in 2003. In 2005 David was appointed CEO of the International Division where the company underwent a defining period of growth and expansion. An Insead Alumnus, David has spent his entire career on the front line of Broking and Intermediary work in the Insurance industry.
Adrian BrownChief Executive Officer Underwriting and Chief Operating Officer
Adrian is a qualified management accountant with extensive industry expertise, having spent 25 years at RSA. He was a main board director and CEO of the UK and Western Europe for 6 years. Previously he was UK COO and established and led the successful direct business MORE TH>N. More recently he was executive chairman of underwriting and distribution at Arthur J Gallagher.
Janice DeakinChief Executive Officer Insurance Broking
Janice had a 13 year career at AVIVA, leading the broker business as intermediary and partnerships director from December 2009 until 2013. Prior to that, she was AVIVA’s corporate sales director. Janice has also served as the CEO of UK Retail for Arthur J Gallagher, leading a combined business of over 2,000 people, placing in excess of £1billion of gross written premiums on behalf of more than 200,000 commercial insurance customers.
Kay MartinCommercial Director
Kay joined Towergate in December 2016 from Zurich UK, where she was a member of the UKGI Executive in the role of Chief Marketing Officer since June 2010. Prior to joining Zurich in June 2010, she spent 9 years of her career at AVIVA, latterly as Director of Marketing and Communications, having started her career at Lloyds TSB.
Mark MuggeChief Financial Officer
Mark held various senior finance and audit positions at AmerUs Group Co, Grinnell Mutual Reinsurance Company and GuideOne insurance before joining Arthur J Gallagher in 2006 where he was Group Controller until 2010. He then served as the CFO of the international division at Arthur J Gallagher’s from 2011-2015. Mark earned his CPA at KPMG LLP and served in the United States Marine Corps.
Steve WoodChief Executive Officer Paymentshield
Steve has worked in the insurance industry for over 30 years, holding a wide range of senior executive roles. Before joining Towergate, he was UK Managing Director at Ecclesiastical Insurance Group, where he spent 8 years, strengthening its core market positions and broker relationships. Prior to Ecclesiastical, Steve led the MBO of Royal SunAlliance’s healthcare division. He started his career at Royal Insurance.
Geoff GourietGeneral Counsel
Geoff joined Towergate in 2016 from City law firm Stephenson Harwood LLP where he was a Partner in the corporate team. Geoff was the former Head of Corporate at Lawrence Graham LLP, a role he continued to hold in the combined Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co LLP following a merger in May 2014. In addition to his management roles, Geoff has extensive experience in the insurance sector and has led on a wide variety of high profile corporate transactions.
Sarah DalgarnoStrategic Risk Director
Sarah has more than 25 years’ industry experience and joined Towergate in 2015 from Arthur J Gallagher International, where she spent nine years, latterly as CRO, responsible for all regulatory, compliance risk management and governance matters of the UK regulated entities and international operations. Prior to Arthur J Gallagher, Sarah worked at the FSA for 6 years.
Brian HardwickChief Risk Officer
Brian joined Towergate in 2016 from Chubb where he had been Chief Risk Officer since 2007. During his time in this role, Brian led all risk management and compliance across 11 countries in Europe. He was also a board member of Chubb’s Lloyds MGA and was responsible for the Solvency II implementation programme throughout the business. Prior to Chubb, Brian spent 12 years consulting in various risk management and regulatory compliance roles within the UK financial services sector. He worked for Deloitte, and was later Risk Practice Leader of Grant Thornton. He has worked extensively within the general insurance sector, as well as working with banking and investment management clients.
Neil PearceManaging Director, Bishopsgate
Neil joined Towergate in August 2016. Prior to this, Neil was Executive Director at RKH Specialty responsible for the UK and International Liability team. Prior to that he was Managing Director of Windsor Insurance Brokers for 20 years and Executive Director of SBJ Marine and Energy.