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Arthur J Gallagher & Co (AJG.N)

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19 Jul 2019
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

J. Patrick Gallagher

67 2006 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

William Ziebell

56 2017 Corporate Vice President and President

Douglas Howell

57 2003 Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President

Richard Cary

56 2003 Chief Accounting Officer, Controller

Walter Bay

56 2007 Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Joel Cavaness

57 2000 Corporate Vice President, President - Wholesale Brokerage Operation

Thomas Gallagher

60 2017 Corporate Vice President, Chairman - International Brokerage Operation, President- Retail Property/Casualty Brokerage Operation

Scott Hudson

57 2010 Corporate Vice President, President - Risk Management Operation

Susan Pietrucha

52 2007 Corporate Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer

David Johnson

63 2016 Lead Independent Director

Sherry Barrat

69 2013 Independent Director

William Bax

75 2006 Independent Director

David Coldman

71 2014 Independent Director

Frank English

73 2009 Independent Director

Kay McCurdy

68 2005 Independent Director

Ralph Nicoletti

61 2016 Independent Director

Norman Rosenthal

67 2008 Independent Director

Raymond Iardella

2018 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

J. Patrick Gallagher

Mr. J. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., is Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Mr. Gallagher has spent his entire career with Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. in a variety of management positions, starting as a Production Account Executive in 1974, then serving as Vice President of Operations from 1985 to 1990, as President and Chief Operating Officer from 1990 to 1995, and as President and Chief Executive Officer since 1995. In 2011, Mr. Gallagher joined the board of directors of InnerWorkings, Inc., a global, publicly traded provider of managed print, packaging and promotional solutions, and was appointed to its compensation and nominating/governance committees. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Institute for Chartered Property Casualty Underwriters and on the Board of Founding Directors of the International Insurance Foundation.

William Ziebell

Mr. William F. Ziebell is the Corporate Vice President and President of the company beginning in 2017. he served as CEO, Employee Benefits Consulting and Brokerage of the Company. Mr. Ziebell joined Gallagher in 2000, working as a Producer and Manager for the employee benefits consulting and brokerage operation in the Troy, Michigan office. In 2002, he assumed the role of Assistant Branch Manager for the operation’s Chicago branch, where he was named Branch Manager in 2003. He has managed the region since 2004, and was promoted from Executive Vice President, North Central Region to Chief Executive Officer in 2017. Mr. Ziebell began his career with Ernst & Young as a CPA, and has more than 25 years of sales and leadership experience. Throughout his career, he has led the way in centralizing and enhancing critical client services such as financial reporting and underwriting, wellness and employee communications. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill., and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing and Business Policy from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Douglas Howell

Mr. Douglas K. Howell is Chief Financial Officer, Corporate Vice President of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Mr. Howell has been Corporate Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since 2003.

Richard Cary

Mr. Richard C. Cary is Chief Accounting Officer, Controller of Arthur J Gallagher & Co. Mr. Cary has been Controller of Arthur J. Gallagher, since 1997, Chief Accounting Officer since 2001.

Walter Bay

Mr. Walter D. Bay is Corporate Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of the company.

Joel Cavaness

Mr. Joel D. Cavaness is Corporate Vice President, President - Wholesale Brokerage Operation of the company.

Thomas Gallagher

Mr. Thomas Joseph Gallagher is Corporate Vice President, Chairman - International Brokerage Operation, President- Retail Property/Casualty Brokerage Operation of the Company. He was Corporate Vice President since 2001 Chairman - International Brokerage Operation from 2010-2016.

Scott Hudson

Mr. Scott R. Hudson is Corporate Vice President, President - Risk Management Operation of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2010.

Susan Pietrucha

Ms. Susan E. Pietrucha is Corporate Vice President, Chief Human Resource Officer of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2007.

David Johnson

Mr. David S. Johnson is an Lead Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2003. Mr. Johnson has served as Chief Executive Officer of North America for Aryzta AG, a publicly traded global food business, since January 2018, where he also serves on the company’s group executive committee. From 2009 to 2017, he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Americas for Barry Callebaut AG, the world’s largest manufacturer of cocoa and chocolate products, where he also served on the global executive committee. Mr. Johnson served as President and Chief Executive Officer, and as a member of the board, of Michael Foods, Inc., a food processor and distributor, from 2008 to 2009, and as Michael Foods’ President and Chief Operating Officer from 2007 to 2008. From 1986 to 2006, Mr. Johnson served in a variety of senior management roles at Kraft Foods Global, Inc., a global food and beverage company, most recently as President of Kraft Foods North America, and as a member of Kraft Foods’ Management Committee. Prior to that, he held senior positions in marketing, strategy, operations, procurement and general management at Kraft Foods.

Sherry Barrat

Ms. Sherry S. Barrat is the Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Ms. Barrat retired in 2012 as Vice Chairman of Northern Trust Corporation, a global financial holding company headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. She assumed the role of Vice Chairman in March 2011. From 2006 to 2011, Ms. Barrat served as Global President of Northern Trust’s personal financial services business, which provides asset management, fiduciary, estate and financial planning, and private banking services to individuals and families around the world. During her 22-year career at Northern Trust, Ms. Barrat served in various other leadership roles and as a member of the Northern Trust Management Committee. Since 1998, Ms. Barrat has served as a director of NextEra Energy, Inc., one of the largest publicly traded electric power companies in the United States, where she serves on the compensation and finance committees. Since 2013, Ms. Barrat has also served as an independent trustee or director of certain Prudential Insurance mutual funds, where she serves on the investment review, governance & nominating and compliance committees.

William Bax

Mr. William L. Bax is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2006. Mr. Bax was Managing Partner of the Chicago office of PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), an international accounting, auditing and consulting firm, from 1997 until his retirement in 2003, and was a partner in the firm for 26 years. Mr. Bax previously served as a director of Sears, Roebuck & Co., a publicly traded retail company, from 2003 to 2005; Andrew Corporation, a publicly traded communications products company, from 2006 to 2007; and mutual fund companies Northern Funds/Northern Institutional Funds, from 2006 to 2018.

David Coldman

Mr. David John Coldman is Independent Director of Company. Mr. Coldman began his career at WT Greig, a reinsurance broker. In 1988, he became Managing Director and in 1996 was appointed Chairman of The Benfield Group, the world’s leading independent reinsurance and risk intermediary, until its acquisition by Aon Corporation in 2008. From 2001 to 2006, Mr. Coldman served as Deputy Chairman and a Member of Council of Lloyd’s of London. He is also a past Chairman of Brit PLC, a publicly traded global specialty insurer and reinsurer, from 1996 to 2000, and Omega Insurance Holdings Limited, a publicly traded insurance and reinsurance group, from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Coldman served as the non-executive Chairman of Roodlane Medical Ltd., a privately held healthcare services provider, from 2007 to 2011. A U.K. citizen, Mr. Coldman was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017, for “services to business, young people, and charity.”

Frank English

Mr. Frank E. English, Jr., is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2009. From 1976 to 2009, Mr. English served in various senior roles at Morgan Stanley, a multinational investment bank and financial services company, finishing his tenure there as Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Investment Banking. Mr. English serves on the board of directors and the audit and compensation committees of Tower International, Inc., a publicly traded global automotive components manufacturer, where he has been a board member or board advisor since 2010. Since 2012, Mr. English has also served on the board of directors of Cboe Global Markets, a publicly traded holding company for various securities exchanges, including the largest options exchange in the United States, where he serves on the finance and strategy, nominating and governance, and compensation committees. From 2011 to 2017, Mr. English served as a Senior Advisor to W.W. Grainger, a publicly traded broad-based distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and operations supplies. Mr. English’s qualifications to serve on our Board include his extensive investment banking expertise, particularly in the areas of capital planning, strategy development, financing and liquidity management.

Kay McCurdy

Ms. Kay W. McCurdy is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2005. Ms. McCurdy practiced corporate and finance law from 1975 to 2019 at the law firm of Locke Lord LLP, where she was a partner from 1983 to 2012 and Of Counsel from 2012 to 2019. She served on the firm’s Executive Committee from 2004 to 2006. During her career as a corporate and finance attorney, Ms. McCurdy represented numerous companies on a wide range of matters, including financing transactions, mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings, executive compensation and corporate governance. Ms. McCurdy served as a director of Trek Bicycle Corporation, a leading bicycle manufacturer, from 1998 to 2007. In recognition of her ongoing commitment to director education and boardroom excellence, the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) has named Ms. McCurdy a NACD Governance Fellow every year since 2010. She is also a director of the Chicago chapter of NACD.

Ralph Nicoletti

Mr. Ralph J. Nicoletti is Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. Mr. Nicoletti has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The AZEK Company LLC, a privately held building products company, since January 2019. Mr. Nicoletti served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Newell Brands, Inc., a publicly traded consumer goods company, from June 2016 to December 2018, and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Tiffany & Co., a publicly traded jewelry business, from April 2014 to May 2016. Prior to joining Tiffany, Mr. Nicoletti was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Cigna Corporation, a publicly traded global health services and insurance company, from 2011 to 2013; and of Alberto Culver, Inc., a publicly traded manufacturer and distributor of beauty products, from 2007 to 2011. Prior to that, Mr. Nicoletti held a number of financial management positions at Kraft Foods, Inc., finishing his tenure there as Senior Vice President of Corporate Audit.

Norman Rosenthal

Dr. Norman L. Rosenthal, Ph.D., is an Independent Director of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., since 2008. Since 1996, Dr. Rosenthal has been President of Norman L. Rosenthal & Associates, Inc., a management consulting firm that specializes in the property and casualty insurance industry. He is also an affiliated partner of Lindsay Goldberg LLC, a private equity firm. Dr. Rosenthal served on the board and as a member of the compensation committee of National Interstate Corporation, a publicly traded insurance company specializing in commercial transportation exposures, from June 2015 until it was acquired by another insurance company in November 2016. He currently serves on the board of The Plymouth Rock Company, a privately held group of auto and homeowners’ insurance companies, as well as that of its subsidiary, Plymouth Rock Management Company of New Jersey. Prior to 1996, Dr. Rosenthal spent 15 years practicing in the property and casualty insurance industry at Morgan Stanley & Co., finishing his tenure there as Managing Director. Dr. Rosenthal holds a Ph.D. in Business and Applied Economics, with an insurance focus, from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Rosenthal has been named a NACD Leadership Fellow every year since 2017.

Raymond Iardella

Mr. Raymond Iardella is Vice President, Investor Relations of the company. Mr. Iardella spent the last 13 years in various roles within the insurance, equity research and asset management industries. Most recently, he was an analyst at Surveyor Capital where he covered the insurance brokers and underwriters. Previous to that, he held senior insurance analyst sell-side roles at both Macquarie Capital (USA) and Oppenheimer & Company. He began his insurance career at American International Group and holds a BA in Mathematics from The College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.

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