Brown and Brown's UK arm raids AJ Gallagher for start up team

Chief executive Anthony Strianese will be joined by Amy Ranierii as chief operating officer and Melanie Alexander as managing director.

Mr Strianese and Mrs Ranieri are currently senior members of the North American team of Peachtree Special Risk, and Mrs Alexander leaves AJ Gallagher and brings 28 years of experience in the London Marketplace specializing in binding authority contracts.

Mr Strianese said: “We’re a publicly traded company. We see this as an opportunity to add value for our s