The appointment follows a number of multinational board roles for Patten


Arthur J Gallagher has appointed Lady Louise Patten as an independent non-executive director of its holding company, as well as non-executive chairman of its UK Retail entity Arthur J Gallagher Insurance Brokers Ltd.

Patten, who has a business career spanning 40 years, holds a number of advisory and non-executive roles in retail and financial services, as well as within corporate and investment banking.

She will also take the role as an independent non-executive director on both of Gallagher’s Risk Committee and Remuneration & Nominations Committee.

Gallagher International chief executive Grahame Chilton said: “Louise is not only hugely admired and universally respected as a driven, tenacious and committed independent non-executive director, but a passionate and enthusiastic enabler of business.

“Her extensive experience will be incredibly beneficial as we execute on our strategic growth plans and seek to optimise performance while enhancing our customers’ experience.”