Ardonagh Global Partners appoints new GC
A subsidiary of the UK-founded independent insurance distribution platform, The Ardonagh Group, has hired a new Australian-based general counsel.
Alissa Pfitzner has been appointed as the new general counsel for Ardonagh Global Partners, bringing with her more than 20 years of experience advising on M&A, integration and regulatory matters across multiple jurisdictions.
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Ardonagh Global Partners was formed earlier this year, it said in a statement, “to invest in leading insurance businesses and management teams that want to grow with the support of a private enterprise with substantial scale”.
Most recently, Ms Pfitzner served as the founder and principal of Amicus Legal, which she established six years ago.
Prior to this, she was the chief counsel (Asia-Pacific) for Arthur J Gallagher and was also chief counsel and company secretary for Arthur J Gallagher International in London.
Ms Pfitzner will be based in Sydney.
Speaking about the appointment, Ardonagh Global Partners CEO Des O’Connor said: “We’re delighted to welcome Alissa on board and draw on her deep knowledge and expertise as Ardonagh Global Partners continues its ambitious investment plans.
“With every acquisition, we aim to become a strategic partner to high-quality businesses – leveraging on our scale and experience to build real value in new, strong markets. We now operate in three continents, and Alissa will be critical in our continued momentum.”
Ms Pfitzner added: “I’m pleased to be joining Ardonagh Global Partners at such an exciting point of its development and to be working with Des and the team to strengthen Ardonagh’s global presence and achieve our ambitious growth plans.”