Gard names New York office managing director

Norway-based insurer Gard has appointed Patrick Michael Leahy  to the role of Managing Director of its New York office effective August 1st 2018, replacing Sandra Gluck, who will be retiring.

Leahy rejoined Gard in March 2016 as a Senior Claims Executive in New York, having previously worked for the group between 1997 and 2001.

Gard CEO Rolf Thore Roppestad said that “Sandra has led a real sea change in our operation there since she was appointed in 2005 and Patrick Michael will be building on her success. The US is a significant market for us, and our ability to offer North American, and many South American, Members and assureds a full-service claims handling service locally is a key part of our proposition.”

Prior to rejoining Gard, Leahy he was a partner at Moseley, Prichard, Parrish, Knight & Jones, Gard’s listed correspondent in Jacksonville, Florida