About Us

Welcome to Gallagher.
A locally grown global.

Gallagher is one of the world’s leading insurance brokers and risk solutions providers.

Globally, with more than 25,000 employees, located in over 650 offices in 60+ countries, we provide a comprehensive range of insurance and risk management solutions, competitively priced through access to our global insurance partner relationships.

In Australia and New Zealand, we’re your local business partner. On your doorstep in the places where you do business, we’ve developed strong ties with the local community and are actively working with small enterprises through to multi-national organisations to support their future success. We make a difference by tailoring products and solutions to fit with the way you, and your business, wants to work.

Why? We believe that no two businesses are the same. Many have unique qualities that may require something different. We’ve earned a reputation for truly understanding our client’s business and finding the best solution that covers you for all insurable risks and providing peace of mind for now and the future.

How we became the ‘locally grown’ global

In 2014, Arthur J. Gallagher purchased the insurance broking arm of Wesfarmers Limited, which included OAMPS Insurance Brokers (Australia) and Crombie Lockwood (New Zealand).  

OAMPS history began in 1976 as the Oil Agents Mutual Provident Society (OAMPS) to source a better insurance deal for members of the fuel transport industry. Their solution was an unprecedented success. It soon became clear that many other industries needed similar specialised insurance services - developed by people who understood their industry and its needs.

In 1989 OAMPS was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange, by which time it had become a mainstream insurance broker.  A loyal and growing clientele soon propelled OAMPS into the ranks of Australia’s Top 200 listed companies. In 2006, OAMPS became part of the Wesfarmers Group.

And then, in 2014, OAMPS was acquired by Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., one of the largest risk management and insurance broking companies in the world.

Since inception, Gallagher’s mission has been to build strong relationships with our clients and business partners, while treating each other with respect and providing solid opportunities for professional growth. The OAMPS culture, along with their client aspiration ‘to understand their clients, earn their trust, provide proactive advice, and ultimately to position them to financially survive any insurable event’, made OAMPS a perfect fit with the culture and ethos of  Gallagher.

Now, with offices in more than 25 locations across all Australian states and territories, Gallagher is able to deliver personalised, local service backed by a global network of international expertise.