Who we are

Founded by Arthur J. Gallagher in Chicago in 1927, Gallagher has grown to be one of the leading insurance brokerage, risk management, and employee benefits consulting companies in the world. With significant reach internationally, our organisation employs over 34,000 people and our global network provides services in more than 130 countries.

We are the chosen partner to more than 130,000 Australian businesses, from small businesses through to multinational corporations and iconic brands. Through our network of more than 30 regional and metropolitan branches across Australia, we understand local business communities because we are part of them ourselves.

Our values are core to our culture. Passionate service, strategic innovation, and ethical behavior form the basis of how we do business. All with one purpose: To help you face your future with confidence.

Our background

Arthur J. Gallagher founded the business in a basement office in Chicago in 1927. Our Global Chairman, CEO and President, J. Patrick Gallagher — Arthur's grandson — started as an intern in 1972 and has worked to carry on his family legacy: to protect businesses of all shapes and sizes and to help them grow with confidence.

Gallagher has remained true to its' origins of having the heart of a family business culture.

Times change, ethics don't

The world has changed a lot in our 95 years in business but one thing remains consistent: ethics. Our business operates a little differently from other insurance brokers out there, we are the only brokerage in the world to be named one of the World's Most Ethical companies and we've done it eleven times in

a row. That means that our 850+ offices in over 60 countries all operate in a way that upholds ethical business practices and puts your business first.

Learn more about our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility

We are more than an insurance broker

Think of us as your trusted advisor and business partner who can help you out when something unexpected happens. We understand the communities that you call home because we are part of them too. From Alice Springs to Wagga Wagga, we are present in every state and territory and our network of more than 30 branches spans both regional and metro areas. We also offer the distinct advantage of access to global insurance, risk solutions and partners — a critical benefit in the insurance market where negotiating and accessing the best insurance placement solutions is strongly enabled by this global capability.

Our Company Purpose

We help you face your future with confidence.

Everything we provide in insurance, risk management and consulting services comes down to that one simple and powerful truth.

We believe that in every organisation, and in every person, there are dreams, desires and potential waiting to be fulfilled. We've never seen this business as "What might go wrong?"


For us, the new normal isn't new. It's just normal.

No matter what you call it, we're here to help you face it.

Since 1927, Gallagher has been helping businesses, communities and people around the globe face every challenge with confidence. As your trusted insurance broker and consultant, present in every state and territory, we're here through it all — customising programs and solutions, driving better outcomes for businesses and employees, and empowering our clients to handle every risk. No matter what comes next.

For us, the new normal isn't new. It's just normal. It's why we've been here for more than 90 years, helping you build the confidence to handle whatever new normal comes next.


How we help you

Our brokers are specialists in insurance and risk management

No matter what industry you work in or how big your business is, our brokers will get to know your business so they can give you the best advice and risk management solutions available to help protect your business. It is our aim to try and take out some of the confusion that can be felt around insurance and risk management so you can focus on your business or role, with the confidence you are protected by a professional insurance and risk management program.