Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. has appointed Scott Hudson as president and chief executive officer of Gallagher Bassett Services. He will be responsible for leading the subsidiary company's property/casualty third-party claims management, loss control and administrative services efforts. He will also join the company’s executive management committee as corporate vice president.

Mr. Hudson has more than 25 years of experience as a business consultant specializing in the insurance and financial services industries. He began his consulting career with Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), and over the years he has held positions with Information Consulting Group; McKinsey & Company; Renaissance Worldwide; and, recently, Bridge Strategy Group, where he served as director for insurance practice.

Patrick Gallagher, Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., said: We are very pleased that Scott has decided to join our team. Scott’s extensive experience as a consultant working with insurance and financial services firms, including Gallagher, makes him an ideal choice to lead Gallagher Bassett into the future. We look forward to working with him in the coming years as we focus on driving our long-term growth and profitability.

Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., headquartered in Illinois, is an insurance brokerage and risk management services firm. Gallagher Bassett, which is a subsidiary of Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., is a property/casualty third-party claims administrator.