Lara Douglas

Vice President, Young Insurance Professionals (YIPS)

Lara Douglas is Vice President of Young Insurance Professionals (also known as YIPs), Australasia, the largest not for profit organisation for young insurance professionals and has branches across Australia and New Zealand, as well as affiliates around the world.  

However, when Lara moved to Canberra in 2015, there was no YIPs Branch in the ACT – but she soon changed that! Within a year, Lara formed a committee and launched the YIPs ACT Branch. As branch president, she has overseen ANZIIIF accredited events, the evolution of the annual insurance ball to the premier industry awards night, and membership has trebled in size.  

With over 7 years’ experience in the insurance industry, Lara joined Sparke Helmore Lawyers amidst COVID19. She believes COVID19 has highlighted the importance of building and maintaining professional relationships, and presents an opportunity to innovate how we connect.