The Bridge International adds Graeme Browne to associate network

04 September 2023 2 min. read
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The Bridge International has appointed former Suncorp executive Graeme Browne as an associate.

Graeme Browne brings more than two decades of industry experience to the boutique Sydney-headquartered consulting firm, which focuses on financial services clients including insurance groups and banks.

Browne joins from Suncorp, where he latterly served as Head of Motor Claims for the Australian Capital Territory and New South Wales markets. He has also held other senior positions at the insurer, as well as roles at Wesfarmers Insurance and BT Financial Group.

The Bridge International adds Graeme Browne to associate network

A specialist in the claims segment, Browne has a proven track record in driving operational transformation, customer-centricity, and change management. He has led nationwide business transformations, implemented automation, and helped deliver financial targets. Browne’s expertise extends to managing regulatory compliance, overseeing shared services operations, and driving growth in niche insurance brands.

Stuart Brown, partner at The Bridge International, said the appointment comes at a time of “high demand” from the insurance sector, particularly around claims.

“We’ve seen an increased demand in work in the claims domain and Graeme is someone we’ve worked with on and off for the last 20 years, so we considered it a good fit around our needs and where he was at with his career.”

The appointment is in line with The Bridge International’s non-traditional consulting approach, which prioritises hiring experienced practitioners across personal and commercial lines over career consultants.

“We say we are the bridge between strategy and execution, which is very different to traditional big four consulting houses,” Brown said. “The difference is we bring practitioners and experienced consultants that have worked in industry for many years and know what it’s like to walk in our clients’ shoes and face the challenges they have.”

In the insurance space, the consultancy works with brands including Suncorp, Allianz, QBE, IAG and RACQ Insurance. Outside of Australia, The Bridge International also has offices in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and North America.