03 June 2019

Gallagher enhances regional NSW presence

Gallagher is delighted to announce the opening of a new Liverpool Branch, following the acquisition of The Protectors Insurance Brokers.

Founded in 1982 by Peter Michell, The Protectors Group (TPG) has evolved over more than three decades to become a trusted adviser to the Australian business community, and is one of the few remaining heritage insurance brokerages in the Western Sydney area. This move adds to Gallagher’s existing regional New South Wales presence which currently includes North Sydney, Newcastle, Parramatta, Wollongong and Dubbo.

David MichellDavid Michell (right), who will become Branch Manager (Liverpool) following today’s merger, provides more context, “We’re naturally excited about what this means for clients, and also our team.

“Gallagher is a family business, with a ‘family feel’ culture, and this was a great attraction for us. The decision to join forces with Gallagher provides a range of benefits for our clients and our team, and the knowledge that we are building something great together for the future.”

He adds, “Being part of Gallagher offers significant growth potential, particularly as Liverpool has been earmarked for development and with the locality of Sydney’s second airport this will no doubt attract opportunities into the future.”

Sarah Lyons, Chief Executive (Australia), concludes, “We’re delighted to welcome the Protectors team on board to our growing Australian team.

"This comes at an exciting stage of our journey where the Gallagher brand is being seen as a significant drawcard for clients, merger partners and high calibre talent. Gallagher has a well-established presence in regional NSW and this move further enhances the value we can bring to clients though expert advice and a high quality client experience.”

Offering depth of expertise for a diverse portfolio of commercial and personal insurance clients, Gallagher’s newly established Liverpool branch will continue to service the existing client base and work in collaboration with the regional branch teams to further grow the service we deliver to the local community. The Protectors Insurance Brokers brand will transition to Gallagher effective from today.

Access our views on business insurance in Australia

Check out Gallagher expertise and insights into the insurance industry as it affects local businesses in a variety of sectors in our latest Gallagher Market Overview Report. Key trends include

  • property market continues to change and will do for the next several years
  • insurer scrutiny increasing on mitigation activities
  • without action, food producers may struggle to have 100% of their risks covered
  • working with broker to strategise long and short-term planning best key to success.

See Sarah Lyons, Chief Executive – Australia,  and Steve White, Head of Marketing & Communications, APAC, introduce the report here. 


How to access our first half-year 2019 Market Overview Report

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