Stacey Williams Named a Finalist in 2019 Women in Finance Awards

Gallagher Bassett (GB) is delighted to announce that Stacey Williams, GB's Chief Client Officer, has been named as a finalist for Business Development Professional of the Year at the 2019 Women in Finance Awards.

The 2019 Women in Finance Awards is dedicated to recognising the outstanding women shaping and influencing the financial services industry. The prestigious awards identify the leading women across the financial services, ranging from banking, accountancy and mortgage broking and is the largest awards program of its kind within the Australian finance sector.

The Business Development Professional of the Year award recognises the business development professional who has most effectively helped support their business' performance and delivered value to their organisation.

Scott Hudson, CEO and President at Gallagher Bassett, is proud of Stacey’s achievements saying,

“Stacey’s sales model has proven highly successful, providing the consistent, sustainable growth our shareholders demand. Stacey is a valuable contributor to GB’s global sales best practices, working closely with her peers in other regions to encourage collaboration and continuous improvement.”

Being selected as a finalist in the Business Development Professional of the Year category is an outstanding achievement, with Stacey being chosen as a finalist from a pool of 85 nominations.

Drew Spilsbury, General Manager – Marketing and Communications, nominated Stacey for the award based on her substantial contributions to GB’s strategic growth as well as the inspiring leadership she displays to many in the business.

“Stacey is an extremely dedicated, hardworking and passionate leader. She is a mentor to so many people at Gallagher Bassett including myself and she genuinely values everyone in her team. Her ability to lead by example inspires those around her to push themselves to achieve bigger and better things.”

Stacey is highly respected in the industry. Kylie Gould, National Account Manager at Medilaw Group, said,

“She develops a deep trust with her stakeholders, colleagues and peers, she provides a personal connection and leads with her heart and a determined direction – always focused on making a difference and valuing diversity and inclusion for everyone.”

John McNamara, Chief Executive Officer at Gallagher Bassett, is pleased to see Stacey selected as a finalist saying,

“Stacey has over recent years crafted and delivered our very successful strategic selling growth vision here at GB which has resulted in rapid growth in our core product, a broadening of the product we deliver and our operational deployment now moving into all states and territories in Australia.

Stacey has a real passion in particular for driving initiatives that support diversity within our Gallagher culture. Stacey has been with GB for over 16 years, and it has given me great pleasure to work closely with her as she took on new challenge after challenge over that time.”

The Women in Finance Awards is an exciting program that identifies the leading women across financial services, from business leaders and mentors, to skilled investment managers, to client-centric accountants, financial advisers and mortgage brokers.

The winners will represent inspirational high achievers from the financial sector, from today's thought leaders to the stars of tomorrow.

Winners will be announced at a gala event at The Star Event Centre on Thursday 1 August 2019.

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