The best and brightest young workers in the insurance industry have been revealed in the latest issue of Insurance Business.
The list of 39 rising stars in the industry, aged 35 and under, sees the future of the industry in good hands as editor of Insurance Business
, Tim Garratt, said that the list received a bumper number of entries this season from across the insurance industry.
“I was extremely impressed by the number of entries we received this year. It’s great to see so many employers seeking this kind of recognition for the younger members of their teams,” Garratt said.
“Reading through the applications, it’s genuinely impressive to find out what young professionals are doing in the local industry.
“Some have taken the gamble of starting their own businesses and have achieved significant growth over a short period. Others are playing pivotal roles in large insurance companies and serving the industry from the legal arena.
“I enjoy the fact that Insurance Business
can acknowledge some of this outstanding work.”
The Young Guns list brings together business owners, entrepreneurs, award-winners and even Olympic hopefuls and highlights the strength in depth of the insurance industry.
Garratt noted that the list offers a positive outlook for an industry that is often criticised for its lack of younger workers.
“Of course, our list only highlights a sample of the great work young people are doing in insurance. I’m always encouraged hearing about the activities of Sampath Soysa
’s Young Insurance Professionals (YIPs), not to mention the work of NIBA’s YP committees, AILA YP and ANZIIF
’s Generation i Council,” Garratt said.
“While there’s a widely acknowledged need to increase efforts to make insurance a career of choice among young people, I think it’s heartening to realise how many younger people are already doing great things in this space.”
Pick up the latest copy of Insurance Business to find the full list of Young Guns, alongside news and views from across the industry and an interview with assistant treasurer, Josh Frydenberg.