Gallagher Bassett Welcomes Bart Taylor as Chief Business Transformation Officer

Gallagher Bassett (GB) New Zealand is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Taylor as the company's Chief Business Transformation Officer. In this role, Bart will play a pivotal role in driving strategic initiatives to support the growth of our organisation. 

With over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry, Bart brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to GB. His extensive background spans General Insurance, and Life and Health Insurance, as well as support services.  

When we asked Bart about his decision to accept this role, he commented on the exciting chapter ahead,  

“GB has a dynamic road ahead and I’m excited to be part of our growth as we continue to serve our clients and the community. In this role, I look forward to driving the transformation of our business for the benefit of our clients and our community. 

With the New Zealand insurance industry going through a period of transformation and recovery, post the early-2023 catastrophic weather events, there has never been a more rewarding time to join GB as we pave our path in this transformation.” 

Bart will work closely with Craig Furness and the Executive Team to deliver the company's five-year strategic plan. His primary focus will be on driving growth, enhancing operational efficiency, and implementing transformative initiatives that align with GB's vision for the future. 

Craig Furness, GB New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, said: 

"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 GB as a leader in the industry. 

Throughout his career, Bart has built a reputation as a trusted advisor who delivers exceptional results while supporting a positive team environment. We’re looking forward to the leadership and strategic skillset he will bring to our team.” 

We look forward to the positive impact Bart will bring to the organisation. His appointment represents our ongoing commitment to driving innovation, delivering exceptional service, and positioning GB as a leader in the insurance industry. 

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