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Alaina Soanes

General Counsel

Alaina Soanes

Alaina joined Gallagher in April 2020 as General Counsel to lead the company's newly established legal function, providing advice and experience to the Board and executive leadership team.


She had been an advisor to Gallagher for many years prior and joined the company to create a function that supports the needs of the company, customers, and partners.


Over the course of her career, Alaina has gained deep experience across a range of sectors from Energy, to Government, Transport and more.


Before joining Gallagher, Alaina was Senior Associate at Tompkins Wake in Hamilton, New Zealand. She has also held positions that involved global transactions at firms in London, Melbourne, and Auckland at the likes of King & Wood Mallesons, United Energy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Bell Gully.


Alaina holds an LLB (Hons) and BMS (Hons) from The University of Waikato.