Arthur J. Gallagher has named Mark Walters as the executive director of its aviation division.

Walters joins from Lloyds broker Tysers, where he had been managing director of aviation since 2009. Before that he spent more than 18 years at Marsh.

Jonathan Suckling, managing director of specialty risks at Arthur J. Gallagher, comments on the hire: “Mark’s extensive aviation experience, both in terms of class and geographic jurisdiction, make him ideally placed to lead our dedicated team of specialists – each of whom can be considered an expert in their field. I don’t doubt that with his depth of knowledge, strong insurer relationships and ambition for growth our aviation division will go from strength to strength as we continue to build out our London-based specialty practices.”

Walters replaces Ben Pothecary in the position.