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Louise Patten

Non-Executive Director

Louise joined Gallagher in January 2016 as a Non-Executive Director of the Arthur J. Gallagher Holdings (UK) Limited Board. In addition to her role on the main UK Board she is also Non-Executive Chairman of Gallagher’s Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited, and an independent Non-Executive Director on the Remuneration & Nominations Committee and the Risk Committee.

Currently a senior adviser at global strategic consulting firm Bain & Company, Louise is also Non-Executive Director at FTSE 100 firm Intu Properties and Chairman of the Intu remuneration committee. She is also senior independent Director and Chairman of the remuneration committee at AIM-listed life sciences company Abcam.

Having begun her career in corporate and investment banking, Louise moved into management consultancy in 1985 and became a main board director of her first FTSE 100 company — Hilton Group — while still in her thirties. She has since served on a succession of multinational boards, both in Director and Chairman roles, for other major UK businesses including Marks & Spencer, Somerfield and retailing conglomerate GUS, which includes household names such as Burberry, Experian and Home Retail Group. More recently, Louise has served as Audit Committee Chairman and Non-Executive Director at Control Risks Group and Non-Executive Director at the British government controlled UK Asset Resolution.