Twenty local insurance professionals have been included among a global list of movers and shakers after Insurance Business tapped into six international markets to create the impressive line-up.
The Insurance Business Global 100, published for the first time this year, features professionals from Australia, the US, Canada, New Zealand, Asia and the UK.
As Insurance Business has a dedicated publication and on-the-ground presence for all six markets, the list is a true reflection of the professionals who are standing out on the international stage.
Australia, of course, held its own in the global ranking with a fifth of all the places assigned to professionals based in The Land Down Under.
“There is some amazing talent and experience captured on this list and I feel privileged to be included,” said Gallagher Australia CEO Sarah Lyons, who was recognised on the list.
“Although Gallagher is a well-established brand globally, we are still a relatively new presence in the Australian market,” she continued. “Being included on the list is credit to the hard work and smart thinking of the broader Australian team.”
Troy Filipcevic, founder and MD of Emergence Insurance, is also among the Australian figureheads in the global list – he described the inclusion as “incredible recognition” for both him and Emergence.
“To make the list and see some of the bios of the people not only in Australia, but globally, is humbling and certainly a career highlight,” he told Insurance Business.
“I see this as more of a recognition for the Emergence team then for me personally,” he continued. “What the team has achieved in a short period of time is astounding.”
All Australian-based insurance professionals on the list are:
Hilary Bates – Chief claims & operations officer, Zurich Australia
Danny Byrnes – CEO, AHI
Damien Coates – CEO, DUAL (APAC)
Richard Enthoven – CEO, Hollard Australia
Colin Fagen – MD, Blue Zebra
Rod Fitzgerald – MD, SRG Group
Troy Filipcevic – MD, Emergence Insurance
Cecilia Hidalgo – Claims operations manager, Chubb (ANZ)
David Hosking – CGM, Allianz Australia
Sarah Lyons – CEO, Gallagher Australia
Catherine McNair – Head of diversity and inclusion, QBE
Maria Parry – CEO, Austcover
Lynette Schultheis – Operations SVP, FM Global Australia
Enrique Sicurella – Director, CCM Insurance Group
Brian Siemsen – MD & CEO, Claims Central Consolidated
Melanie Slack – CEO, Swiss Re (ANZ)
The full Insurance Business Global 100 list can be viewed here.