Scott Newland Appointed to the role of General Manager – Government and Long Tail Claims

Gallagher Bassett (GB) is pleased to announce that Scott Newland has been permanently appointed as General Manager – Government and Long Tail Claims. Based in GB’s Brisbane office, Scott is responsible for leading these lines of the business for Australia.

Scott has served as acting General Manager – Government and Long Tail Claims for the past six months and has excelled in leading the function across many of GB’s key clients, including icare NSW, Comcover and Lloyds.

Scott is looking forward to continuing delivering for our clients:

“I am excited to continue leading the Government and Long Tail Claims lines of business at Gallagher Bassett. I’m looking forward to enhancing our customer and client experiences and outcomes as we guide them through the everchanging landscape of the insurance industry.”

In this newly established role, Scott focuses on leading the development and growth of two critical lines of business, which showcase the depth of expertise within Gallagher Bassett in providing liability and professional indemnity solutions to clients.

John McNamara, CEO Gallagher Bassett Australia, is delighted for Scott to take on the role, saying:

"We’re delighted for Scott to continue working in the capacity of General Manager – Government and Long Tail Claims at Gallagher Bassett. He has shown a track record for delivering brilliant outcomes in leadership, operations and executing key strategic projects.”

Scott has over 10 years of experience and knowledge in the insurance industry. Prior to joining GB, he held a number of leadership roles for Marsh and Insurance Australia Group (IAG) spanning a variety of functions and locations.

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