Gallagher Bassett’s (GB) Nathan Pilgrim has made it to the top 50 list of technology and digital chiefs in Australia.
Pilgrim, GB’s chief information officer, ranked in the CIO50 list, which recognises executives who have driven real technology-led innovations that are changing the way that their organisations operate in a highly competitive global marketplace.
The list spans across sectors, including financial services, healthcare, education, government, information technology, and manufacturing.
Pilgrim was nominated by James Gan, principal architect, who acknowledged the GB leader’s positive impact on the business through a range of major innovations over the past two years, as well as his strong leadership and rapport with internal and external stakeholders.
Pilgrim’s “people-centric style of management has influenced his approach to diversity and inclusion, where staff-driven initiatives are pushed to the forefront, with the understanding that diversity can enhance Gallagher Bassett’s ability to respond to its customers’ needs,” Gan said. “He is quick to identify and mitigate risks while delivering a service-led engagement model, building on people and technology assets.”
For this year’s list, entries were scored under two pillars – under business innovation and leadership. The judging panel looked for interesting and unique innovations that have been initiated by technology and digital leaders and their teams.
“Since commencing the role of chief information officer, Nathan has used his experience and expertise to develop innovative solutions across the organisation,” said John McNamara, GB CEO. “As a people and functional leader of technology, he quickly gained the respect and trust of his direct reports. Nathan is passionate about his role at GB and strives to deliver improved service for our customers.”