About Us

Gallagher McDowall Associates is a compensation and human resources consulting firm that offers specialized expertise, data and tools for all aspects of total rewards design and management. We specialize in services such as broad-based and executive compensation consulting, job evaluation and measurement, incentive and sales compensation, pay equity analysis, market reviews and salary benchmarking and compensation surveys for Canadian and international organizations, private, public sector and non-profit clients.

On May 1, 2015 we joined Gallagher Benefit Services (Canada), a subsidiary of the global insurance brokerage firm Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. This collaboration enables us to provide a broader range of integrated consulting services to better meet our clients’ needs. Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. (www.ajg.com), one of the world’s leading insurance brokerages and risk management firms known for strong client focus and high ethical standards.


The Gallagher McDowall Advantage

Service through Innovation and ExpertiseGallagher McDowall Associates is passionate about really understanding our clients, with a view to providing high value, effective and innovative solutions. We strive to build lasting partnerships based on trust and the ability to deliver on client needs.

Bench Strength and SpecializationGallagher McDowall consultants are recognized experts in the field with specialties in all major compensation disciplines. We have significant expertise in Executive Compensation, Total Rewards and have successfully navigated clients through Pay Equity requirements in Quebec, Ontario and Federal compliance.

Exceptional ValueWe deliver the expertise, solutions and tools you need – at highly competitive rate

Our success has been built by consistently:

  • Developing a clear understanding of our customers’ needs
  • Providing deep expertise in the areas of executive and broad-based compensation, board advisory services, and pay equity
  • Addressing client needs cost-effectively and with the highest level of customer service


Our Approach

Through our hands-on approach, we are able to provide you with expedient solutions that meet your goals and fit your budget.  We recognize that “one size fits all” solutions are not what our clients are expecting. Each client has its own needs, culture and expectations. We know how to listen so that we can work closely with each client to ensure success and build long-term relationships. Our passion is to create value and drive results while ensuring governance and compliance requirements are addressed.


Our Team

The consultants that make up the Gallagher McDowall Associates team are specialized professionals that bring both breadth and depth of expertise and who are skilled at developing timely and innovative solutions to meet your unique business needs.  We understand the inner workings of Boards and Councils and can effectively navigate around the sensitivities that come with layers of authority in complex business structures.  We also have extensive experience working with unions.