Gallagher bolsters regional expertise in public sector & education with hire of specialist Steve Lewins
Gallagher has continued its investment in building an expertise-led UK-wide public sector & education practice with the appointment of sector specialist Steve Lewins.
Lewins joins Gallagher today as Client Director for Wales & West, bringing 35 years’ experience — the last 18 of which have been focused solely on clients within public sector & education. In this newly created position, he will provide local expertise and support to clients across the South-West of England and throughout Wales, while helping Gallagher strengthen its public sector & education presence in the region and accelerate growth.
With extensive client-facing and management experience, Steve joins from Marsh where he spent four years as Vice President of its Public Entities Practice with a large and diverse portfolio of public sector clients. Prior to that he spent time at Towergate focused on the academy and further education sector, before which he was at Capita Specialist Insurance Services for 13 years, in particular developing national expertise in helping local authorities best manage and mitigate the impact of absence in their schools.
Tim Devine, Managing Director of UK Public Sector & Education, said: “We’re delighted that someone of Steve’s calibre and experience has chosen to join us at Gallagher. We’re always looking for ways to deliver even better outcomes for our clients through effective risk financing and appropriate insurance, and Steve’s fantastic track record of client delivery, both as an individual and as a team player, speaks volumes.
“Having spent the majority of his insurance career in the South-West, Steve also brings in-depth regional knowledge that will be a great asset as we extend our presence there.”
Lewins’ appointment follows the recent announcement of Jayne Pinnell as Client Director for the North East in Gallagher’s specialist UK Public Sector & Education Practice, and enhances the broker’s geographic spread of director-level dedicated sector specialists.
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Lynn Rouse, External Communications, Gallagher
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