Gallagher Bassett appoints Vater as business development director


Risk management firm Gallagher Bassett has appointed Gordon Vater as business development director and a member of the UK executive board.

Vater has joined from RiiG with immediate effect. He is responsible for enhancing and delivering claims consultancy, insource and training capabilities to corporate and carrier markets.

He will be supported by 10 of his team, who also join from RiiG and will focus on servicing new contracts.

Vater brings more than 25 years of claims experience, gained predominantly in the adjusting, claims management and consultancy sectors.

During consultancy secondments to major UK composite insurers, Vater was responsible for the delivery of national strategic change initiatives.

He has held senior operational management positions, in both the claims management and consultancy sectors. He is also a chartered insurance practitioner.

Simon Pemberton, chief executive officer of Gallagher Bassett UK, said: “I am delighted to welcome Gordon and his team to Gallagher Bassett. This is exciting news for us and I am confident their joining will further strengthen Gallagher Bassett’s claims auditing, consultancy and placement services offering. I wish Gordon and his team success in their new roles and look forward to the business’ continued growth under Gordon’s guidance.”

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