Cooper Gay, an independent wholesale, reinsurance and specialist retail insurance broker, has appointed Galen Brislane as US casualty specialist, in London.

Following the merger of Cooper Gay and Swett & Crawford, Brislane will be focussed on supporting its US operations to target North American casualty, product recall, environmental liability and employment practices liability insurance opportunities.

Brislane will join Cooper Gay with over 15 years of experience in both the Bermudian and London markets. Prior to joining Cooper Gay, he 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).