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IAG appoints interim GC amid misconduct claims

IAG has appointed an interim group general counsel following the departure of its former counsel for alleged misconduct.

user iconNaomi Neilson 05 January 2024 Corporate Counsel
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Karen Ingram will fill the position while Insurance Australia Group (IAG) continues its internal and external search for a permanent group general counsel.

Ms Ingram has more than 23 years of experience, including her employment with Clayton Utz, where she assisted clients with financial services, mining and resources, retail, property, and more.


It follows an announcement from IAG that former group general counsel and company secretary Peter Horton departed for alleged behaviour that had “fallen short of the expectations” of employees.

In a statement, managing director and chief executive Nick Hawkins said it included the “importance of being inclusive and respectful”.

“We will hold people to account if they fail to meet these expectations,” Mr Hawkins said.

Mr Horton was appointed to IAG in 2019 after serving as executive manager of legal, governance and risk at TransGrid.

Prior to this, he was group general counsel and company secretary at QBE Insurance and Woolworths.

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