Jones has over 30 years insurance experience and joined Gallagher in 2014 as managing director of the East Midlands. Prior to that, he held several leadership roles at The Oval Group, which was acquired by Gallagher in 2014.
In his new role, he will be responsible for leading over 200 colleagues across branches in Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester, and report to Peter Matthews, managing director of the North in Gallagher’s UK retail division.
Matthews said: “We are continuing to invest in our regional presence and capabilities, and Gareth will make an excellent leader for the teams in the Midlands.
“His proven leadership skills, natural ability to build strong relationships with clients, and commitment to helping them with their risk management and insurance requirements, will ensure that we continue to achieve our growth aspirations in the region.”
Jones added: “In recent years, the Midlands has seen numerous exciting and progressive developments, including major infrastructure projects and advancements in the life sciences sector, and we have been well placed to support clients in these industries as they expand.
“I am delighted to be expanding my remit and look forward to working with the team to further enhance our service.”