Gallagher has appointed Adam Finch as Managing Director of landlord and property specialist Rentguard.
Rentguard, part of Gallagher’s SME and personal lines offering within its UK Retail division, was acquired by Gallagher in 2019 and provides property insurance products and services primarily to the residential and commercial lettings market. With a UK-wide customer base of over 120,000, Rentguard works with brokers, landlords, letting agents and independent financial advisors, as well as directly with homeowners.
Adam will be responsible for leading the 80-strong team based at Rentguard’s Brentford headquarters. He will report into Barry Duffin, Managing Director of Gallagher’s specialist SME and personal lines brands.
Adam will initially be focused on expanding his team, with a recruitment drive planned for the coming months, as well as implementing new digital solutions to enhance the customer journey and increase operational efficiency.
Bringing over 30 years’ insurance experience, Adam was most recently Chairman of White Horse Insurance Ireland, part of the Thomas Cook Group. Prior to this, he held senior roles at AIG, HBOS, GE Capital and Cover-More Group, having started his career at General Accident Insurance Company.
Commenting on his appointment, Adam said: “Over the last 20 years, Rentguard has built a wide portfolio of clients and now offers an extensive range of property related insurance products. We initially targeted landlords, and over time have expanded to cover the wider residential and commercial lettings sector. With the rental market starting to rebound after the challenges of the pandemic, there are extensive opportunities for us to further develop our proposition, as well as expanding our broker and agent network and I look forward to leading the team during this exciting period for the business.”
Barry commented: “Adam’s strong leadership skills, commercial acumen and excellent reputation within the insurance industry makes him well-placed to lead the Rentguard team, and to grow the business. This senior appointment underpins our commitment to investing in first-rate talent, and I am very pleased to welcome him on board. ”