LONDON: 8 November 2010
Cooper Gay, the leading independent wholesale, reinsurance and specialist retail insurance broker, has appointed a U.S. casualty specialist, Galen Brislane, in London.
Following the recent coming together of Cooper Gay and Swett & Crawford, Mr Brislane will be focussed on supporting its U.S. operations to target North American casualty, product recall, environmental liability and employment practices liability insurance opportunities.
Mr Brislane brings to Cooper Gay a broad based experience in the North American casualty arena. He also has a wealth of expertise in general and construction casualty business, developed through a career spanning more than 15 years in both the Bermudian and London markets.
Prior to joining Cooper Gay, Mr Brislane spent the last eight years as a partner with JLT's North American casualty and construction team. He previously spent six years in a similar role with Aon (Bermuda) Ltd.
Commenting on his appointment, Richard Mahoney, Managing Director of the Non Marine Division at Cooper Gay said: "I am delighted to welcome Galen to our casualty team as we join forces with our Swett & Crawford colleagues to deliver an enhanced servicing capability to our clients. By combining his specific U.S. knowledge with the international casualty expertise that already exists in London, Cooper Gay is now able to offer a truly market leading proposition in this important sector."
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Founded in 1965, Cooper Gay is one of the world's leading independent insurance and reinsurance intermediaries. Headquartered in London, and operating at Lloyd's, Cooper Gay forms part of the Cooper Gay Swett & Crawford Group, the world's largest independent global wholesale and reinsurance broker.
The Group has a global network and truly international reach, with over 1,500 skilled professionals operating from more than 60 offices across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australasia.