This year marks the 20th anniversary of Gallagher Bassett’s operations in Australia.
In 1997, Gallagher Bassett (GB) pioneered the first third-party administrator (TPA) model in Australia.
“We saw a tremendous potential in the workers’ compensation market in Australia, and it really emboldened us to move forward,” says Russ Parsons, Chairman of GB International.
“We were encouraged by governmental organisations in Australia who wanted the skills a TPA could bring to the marketplace.”
Today, GB has offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Darwin and Adelaide.
Looking ahead to the next 20 years, we see even more room to grow and provide better and better service to clients.
“It’s extremely energising,” Russ says, “There are a lot of exciting opportunities.”
With GB’s parent company’s 90th anniversary also taking place this year, it’s an opportune moment for reflection.
“As we celebrate this anniversary, it’s great to see how far we’ve come,” says John McNamara, Managing Director for GB Australia.
“I think it’s safe to say that we wouldn’t have achieved half of what we have over the last 20 years if it wasn’t for the hard work of the talented individuals at GB. I truly believe our people are our strength, and I take great pride in leading this fantastic team.”