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Gallagher launches award to honour Tania O’Day

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Gallagher has launched an annual award in honour of one of the broking community’s “finest professionals” Tania O’Day.

Ms O’Day died last week after a long illness, and is survived by her husband Anthony.

She had worked in the Australian insurance industry for 22 years, including the past six years with Gallagher as National Strategic Partnerships Manager. She had previously spent more than a decade at Marsh.

Gallagher paid tribute to Ms O’Day’s work ethic, insurance knowledge and “wonderful sense of humour”.

“Tania’s passing marks the loss of a colleague and friend who was a genuine team player and a great supporter of everyone she came in contact with,” CEO Sarah Lyons told insuranceNEWS.com.au.

“On a personal note, Tan was a close friend and colleague and someone I will miss terribly.

“She always made an effort to help people and in doing so brought much joy, laughter and the offer of friendship to all. There are not many people in this world like Tania, and I am honoured to have known her.”

The annual Tania O’Day Award will recognise courage and resilience by Gallagher staff.

“Tania exemplified these characteristics, not only in her professional career but notably as she faced her illness,” Gallagher said.

“Each year from now, a Gallagher team member will be honoured for showing courage, resilience, heart and dedication, just like Tania O’Day did throughout her life.”