YOUNG INSURANCE PROFESSIONALS (YIPS)
AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND
Sampath Soysa heads the Melbourne office of national
law firm Gilchrist Connell, and has over 14 years’ experience in legal practice. But Soysa is also keenly interested in the insurance industry and, in 2011, founded the Young Insurance Professionals (YIPs) Australia & New Zealand. His YIPs network remains dedicated to the development and retention of young professionals in insurance, both here and across the Tasman. Since 2014, YIPs’ membership numbers have grown a staggering 64% to around 5,400 young professionals across the two countries. Keep an eye fi rmly focused on Soysa and his YIPs network’s activities in 2016. They arguably deserve a place at the table for any industry discussion as to how the industry can make insurance a more alluring career path for talented young jobseekers.