Gallagher Bassett : Everything you need to know

Gallagher Bassett : Everything you need to know

Gallagher Bassett: Everything you need to know

Headquarters address

2850 Golf Rd, Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008, United States

Year established

1962

Size (employees)

5,000+

Global locations

United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, United Kingdom

Expertise

Risk and claims management

Key people

Scott R. Hudson (President & CEO)

About Gallagher Bassett

Gallagher Bassett Services provides risk and claims management solutions to more than 4,800 businesses in over 60 countries. It is a subsidiary of global insurance brokerage and risk management consultancy Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.

The firm was established in 1962 by Jim Gallagher and Sterling Bassett, with the goal of helping insurers and brokers “focus on what they do best” such as assessing risks and helping claimants to have their injuries and issues addressed faster and more efficiently. 

Today, Gallagher Bassett offers a range of solutions tailored to the unique needs of different businesses, including:

  • Corporate and commercial entities
  • Public entities
  • Insurance carriers
  • Captive and alternative markets
  • Broker partners
    Anyone needing injury and loss guidance services

Gallagher Bassett in the news

May 2017: Gallagher Bassett rolls out life and disability division in Australia, New Zealand
January 2018: Gallagher Bassett NZ acquires TriEx
December 2018: Gallagher Bassett acquires UK property-repair firm
January 2019: Gallagher Bassett makes special delivery to not-for-profit Backpacks 4 SA Kids
August 2019: Gallagher Bassett donates Gentle Bears to support Brisbane Legacy
February 2020: Gallagher Bassett appoints ex-Marsh leader as client services director for Australia
April 2020: Gallagher Bassett UK CEO shares thoughts on business continuity during the coronavirus
June 2020: Gallagher Bassett points to employers' "unique position" amid pandemic
July 2020: Gallagher Bassett celebrates 2020 Top Insurance Workplace win
August 2020: Gallagher Bassett provides first-aid training to businesses amid COVID-19 lockdown
October 2020: Gallagher Bassett gives tips on improving mental health amid the COVID-19 pandemic
February 2021: Gallagher Bassett NZ celebrates Employer of Choice win
May 2021: Gallagher Bassett names leader for Asia expansion
February 2022: Gallagher Bassett partners with the Special Olympics for a charitable cause
March 2022: Gallagher Bassett names new chief client officer for Australia
May 2022: Gallagher Bassett executive reveals key to firm’s business strategy
July 2023: Gallagher Bassett shares strategies on how insurers can contain costs

Leadership at Gallagher Bassett

Scott R. Hudson – President & CEO at Gallagher Bassett

Scott R. Hudson – President & Chief Executive Officer

Hudson was named president and CEO of Gallagher Bassett in 2010, the year he joined the company. He boasts almost three decades of experience as a business consultant in the insurance and financial services sectors. 

Hudson started his consulting career with Andersen Consulting, presently known as Accenture. He later held key leadership roles at several global consulting firms, including Information Consulting Group, McKinsey & Co., and Renaissance Worldwide. Prior to joining Gallagher Bassett, Hudson served as insurance practice director for Bridge Strategy Group.

Hudson is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Iowa State University.

Culture at Gallagher Bassett

Gallagher Bassett is also committed to helping the communities where its people live and work.

Among the beneficiaries of the company’s charitable endeavors is Give Kids The World Village. This is a 79-acre, nonprofit resort in Central Florida that provides weeklong, cost-free vacations to children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

For the past several years, Gallagher Bassett employees have set aside an annual day of service for the charitable institution.

Gentle Bear

GB Gentle Bear – Gallagher Bassett’s ambassador of care and compassion

GB Gentle Bear serves as Gallagher Bassett’s ambassador of care and compassion. The cuddly emissary started as a tool that the South Australia Police gives children who are victims of trauma to help them cope with their experience.

Since then, Gentle Bear’s loving presence has brought comfort and companionship to people across the globe who are facing adversity.

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