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Brisbane-based insurance professional recognized as rising star

St Leonards, NSW (September 23, 2019) - A Brisbane-based insurance professional has been recognised in a prestigious list of the industry’s top rising stars.

Gallagher Bassett Services’ Heather Sippel has been included in Insurance Business magazine’s annual Young Guns report, recognising 25 up and comers aged 35 and under who are taking Australia’s insurance world by storm.

As the catastrophe operations manager at Gallagher Bassett, Sippel is able to influence and encourage her staff, customers and clients daily to achieve positive outcomes. Her competitive nature ensures she is constantly pushing her team to provide customers with the best service and outcomes. Having entered the industry at the age of 16, Sippel is quick to recommend an insurance career. “With the variety of insurance products in the market and associated specialist roles available, no industry comes close in being able to offer such diversity, support and guidance for new entrants,” she says.

“Insurance is a field that breeds intense loyalty among its adherents. But although insiders are already aware of its charms, the industry must always be thinking about what – and who – is coming next. Insurance needs more exposure to younger professionals – and who better to promote it to the next generation than the industry’s Young Guns?” says the Insurance Business team. “In this issue, 25 up-and-comers – all 35 and younger – were named by their colleagues, managers and mentors as symbols of excellence in the field despite their young age. They are the future of the Australian insurance industry, with up-to-date knowledge that industry veterans can benefit from and leadership skills that will make them role models for the brokers of tomorrow.”

For the full report see issue 8.05 of Insurance Business magazine out now. To view the list and to find out more about Sippel click HERE.


Insurance Business is the leading independent business magazine and website for insurance brokers and advice professionals. A key business resource, Insurance Business provides daily breaking news, cutting-edge opinion and in-depth analysis affecting the industry. Insurance Business also offers a series of industry reports that recognize the achievements of key individuals and businesses as well as providing the latest in business best practice in a continually evolving industry. Part of the global Insurance Business suite of publications, IB reaches a wide readership in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, USA, Canada and UK.