Australia claims fifth of Global 100

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Australia claims fifth of Global 100

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  

Ben Bessell – EGM Business Distribution, IAG

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

Dale Hansen – CEO Austbrokers Coast to Coast

Cecilia Hidalgo – Claims operations manager, Chubb (ANZ)

David Hosking – CGM, Allianz Australia

Robert Kelly – MD & CEO, Steadfast

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)

Prue Willsford – CEO, ANZIIF

The full Insurance Business Global 100 list can be viewed here.