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Simon Graafhuis

Chief Financial Officer


Simon Graafhuis

Simon says his inspiration at Gallagher is working in an environment that “motivates staff and empowers them to do their best.”
 
“We have a dynamic team of Executives and staff with a desire to achieve, and there’s a commitment to provide support for fellow work mates. That makes it a brilliant place to work.”
 
He joined Gallagher in 2008 with solid experience in finance roles, system implementations and organisational change for large New Zealand companies and offshore subsidiaries. His key objective is to deliver financial solutions in a way the business will understand the complete picture and ultimately drive the right behaviour.
 
“It’s invigorating to work in an organisation that is relentless in innovation, can develop and deliver solutions to customer problems, some of which they didn't believe could be solved.”
 
Gallagher is renowned for its enduring partnerships and Simon says this certainly has its advantages in his role. “I am fortunate to have direct access to Gallagher’s previous CFO’s, Geoff Copstick and Steve Tucker. Their support gives me the confidence to manage a professional global finance team which delivers outstanding quality.”