Gallagher strengthens energy practice with senior hire


Gallagher has announced the appointment of Gavin Tidman to its global energy practice. Based in London in Gallagher’s Specialty division, Gavin joins the senior management team as Executive Partner to focus on business development within the global energy and power sector, enabling the business to grow its presence in international markets, as well as strengthening relationships with clients.   

Bringing a wealth of experience in the energy and power insurance market, Gavin joins Gallagher from THB Group where he was director of worldwide property. 

With over 400 clients across six continents, Gallagher’s energy practice handles upstream, downstream, power and renewable energy risks for clients internationally, including seven of the 25 largest energy companies.

Commenting on his appointment, Gavin Tidman said: “The energy industry, being responsible for vital infrastructure, is continuously evolving and businesses in the sector are facing increasingly complex risks.

“Now, more than ever, organisations require tailor-made approaches to risk management, and need to work with industry specialists who can help them navigate the changing landscape and build resilience to risk. I’m delighted to be joining a business with a significant breadth of experience, strong client relationships and an extensive global footprint, and look forward to working with the team to identify further opportunities for growth.”

Jonathan Smith, Energy Managing Partner, Gallagher said: “The global energy sector holds solid growth potential for our wide range of client solutions, particularly for large and complex multinationals, and we are very pleased that Gavin will be at the forefront of our business development activities - enabling us to capitalise on growth opportunities and foster client relationships.

“Gallagher has one of the largest and most experienced teams of energy insurance practitioners in the market, and this senior appointment reinforces our strategy of investing in industry-leading individuals to provide our clients with unrivalled expertise.”