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Elisabeth Ibeson

Director of Human Resources


+44 (0) 20 3425 6291

Elisabeth Ibeson joined Arthur J. Gallagher as Human Resources Director for the International business in May 2011 when the London-headquartered division was on the cusp of transformational change, having just acquired Heath Lambert. Bringing 25 years’ experience she established an HR operation to not only support the integration of the recently expanded business but also flex and mature as the division embarked on a trajectory of rapid growth.

With core teams now dedicated to learning & development, reward, employee-related transactions & advice, and strategic business partnering to support delivery against goals, Elisabeth’s role is to ensure the people strategy and execution keep pace with the ambitions of the international division.

Prior to Arthur J. Gallagher, she spent 20 years at drinks company Diageo in HR generalist and specialist roles, working in both the UK and US, supporting organic and acquisitive growth as well as corporate roles covering talent development and global resourcing. Upon leaving Diageo, Elisabeth spent two years as HR Director of private-equity backed Spire Healthcare to help it set up as a stand-alone UK-based private hospital operator, developing and executing key cultural, reward and talent development initiatives to support organic growth.

Having studied in Germany to obtain a European Business Administration degree, Elisabeth is a Chartered FCIPD and also a certified practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), as well as qualified in Firo-B and Myers-Briggs (MBTI steps I and II). She is married with two young children.