Insurance broker Gallagher has launched a new aquaculture team Photo: GallagherInsurance broker Gallagher has launched a new aquaculture team Photo: Gallagher

Insurance broker Gallagher has launched a new aquaculture team, which has joined the business from Willis Towers Watson.

The London-based team will be responsible for fish and shellfish farming clients, covering risks such as disease, algal bloom, storms, predators and malicious damage – both at site and in transit.

“Adding this specialist sector to our portfolio is an exciting step for the business – bolstering our support for our clients with a team of industry-leading experts,” commented John Thompson, head of business development at Gallagher.

Dan Fairweather joins as divisional director and will lead the team supporting aquaculture and livestock clients. He has been at Willis Towers Watson for the past seven years as a divisional director, and brings with him specialist aquaculture underwriting experience having worked at RSA for six years.

Celia Hintz joins as associate partner, having worked at Willis Towers Watson for nearly four years in a broking role. She brings 15 years’ industry experience, having previously worked at HW Wood as an aquaculture broker, as well as various underwriting roles at RSA.

George Henniker-Major joins as associate director. He has over ten years’ experience, having previously been employed at Willis Towers Watson as a claims broker in its bloodstock, livestock, agriculture and aquaculture practice.

The team joins Joe Filby who has been at Gallagher since 2018, having previously worked as an aquaculture underwriter at the Global Aquaculture Insurance Consortium, and has also held aquaculture research and development roles.

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