Simon Pemberton will take up his new role as UK chief executive at Gallagher Bassett on 1 April

Gallagher Bassett UK has announced the appointment of a new chief executive.

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Simon Pemberton (pictured) will take up the post on 1 April, replacing the current managing director, Nick Bonser, who has announced his retirement after 15 years at the business.

Bonser has said that he intends to stay until 2018, to ensure a smooth transition.

Jon Winsbury, executive vice president of Gallagher Bassett International, said: “Simon has been a strong leader in the UK business for a long time. He has worked his way up through the ranks in both operational and sales functions, so he has a very strong understanding of all facets of our business.

“Simon has excellent relationships with our clients, teammates and the wider broker and carrier markets and the total confidence of our UK and global leadership.”

He added: “He will build on Nick’s successes while developing new pathways for growth and excellence in claims management and customer service. I wish Nick and Simon all the best as they move into their new roles and life stages.”