Gallagher Bassett NZ expands leadership team with key appointment

Senior addition comes to the role with over 20 years of industry experience

Gallagher Bassett NZ expands leadership team with key appointment

Insurance News

By Kenneth Araullo

Gallagher Bassett New Zealand has announced the appointment of Bart Taylor as the firm’s chief business transformation officer.

In this new role, Taylor will work closely with Gallagher Bassett NZ’s CEO and the executive team to deliver the firm’s five-year strategic plan, with close focus on driving growth, enhancing operational efficiency, and implementing transformative initiatives.

An industry veteran with more than 20 years of insurance experience, Taylor’s background spans general insurance, life and health insurance, as well as support services. According to his LinkedIn, prior to Gallagher Bassett NZ, Taylor worked at Protecta Insurance NZ, most recently as head of automotive. He also worked at Allianz Partners, Spark New Zealand, IAG New Zealand, and Sovereign. He also spent time at Westpac and the Bank of New Zealand.

Gallagher Bassett New Zealand CEO Craig Furness said that Taylor has built a reputation as a trusted advisor who delivers exceptional results while supporting a positive team environment.

"We are thrilled to welcome Bart to our leadership team. His extensive industry experience and track record of success make him an ideal fit for this role. Bart's strategic acumen and ability to drive transformational change will be invaluable as we continue to enhance our services and position Gallagher Bassett as a leader in the industry,” Furness said.

Recently, Insurance Business NZ spoke to Gallagher Bassett New Zealand chief client officer Steven Walsh, who believes a collaborative approach is key amid the likes of the Auckland Anniversary floods and Cyclone Gabrielle.

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