Insurance M&A expert will act as strategic consultant to broker’s UK and international operations

Arthur J Gallagher has hired Deloitte Partner Ian Clark as a strategic business consultant to its UK and international operations.

Clark, who has led Deloitte’s mergers and acquisitions (M&A) and strategy practice for the past 10 years, will retire from the consultancy this Friday after 24 years as a partner at Deloitte and its predecessor firms.

He has expertise in London market and specialty insurance and reinsurance, as well as UK commercial and personal lines business.

Gallagher said Clark will support its management in the setting and execution of its broking and underwriting strategy.

Arthur J Gallagher International chief executive David Ross said: “Having previously led a strategic review of our business and advised on subsequent acquisitions, Ian is uniquely qualified to assist us in realising our UK and international ambitions.

“His decades-long deep industry insight will be invaluable and a fantastic complement to our internal expertise and entrepreneurial vigour.

“As we look to consolidate our position as a top three UK retail broker and build out our footprint in rapidly emerging economies, the shape of our operations changes by necessity requiring further strategic insight. Ian is exactly the right person to provide that.”

Clark added: “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to continue working alongside David and the senior management team with their unshakeable focus on delivering profitable growth right across Arthur J. Gallagher’s UK and international broking and underwriting operations.”