HAMILTON, NEW ZEALAND – Gallagher today announced that Alaina Soanes will be joining as General Counsel to lead the company's newly established legal function, providing advice and experience to the Board and executive leadership team.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Alaina to our team,” said Kahl Betham, Gallagher’s Deputy CEO & Executive Director. He says Alaina is known as a strong leader and has been an advisor to Gallagher in her prior role. “As Gallagher continues to grow it’s become increasingly important to us to establish an inhouse legal function that supports the needs of our business, customers, and partners and with everything we stand for as a company firmly in mind.”
Over the course of her career, Alaina has gained deep experience across a range of sectors from Energy, to Government, Transport and more.
“Gallagher has a big impact on people throughout the world and it’s an honour to join the team,” Alaina says. “I’m looking forward to working more closely with the Gallagher team as we continue to take a pragmatic and focussed view on important issues.”
Before joining Gallagher, Alaina was Senior Associate at Tompkins Wake in Hamilton. She has also held positions that involved global transactions at King & Wood Mallesons, United Energy, Clifford Chance, Herbert Smith Freehills, and Bell Gully.
Alaina is based at Gallagher’s headquarters in Hamilton, New Zealand, and reports to Kahl Betham.