New Partner Appointment

We are excited to announce that Kate Olgers has joined Johnson Partners as a Partner and co-leader of the firm’s Legal & Governance Practice.

Kate’s appointment represents a material step towards achieving our vision of becoming the leading independent board advisory and executive search firm in Australia & New Zealand.

Kate brings deep knowledge and understanding of the legal and governance landscape having been a partner of Allens Linklaters; a co-founder of legal services disruptor AdventBalance (merged with Lawyers on Demand); Chief Legal Officer and Group Executive of ASX20 Suncorp; a General Counsel of ASX10 NAB; and General Counsel & Company Secretary at State-Owned Corporation Sydney Water. She is also an experienced company director.

Kate is a member of Chief Executive Women; a graduate member of both AICD and Governance Institute of Australia; and holds degrees in law and economics from University of Sydney. She is an advocate for diversity, and a trained executive coach.

Kate’s depth of knowledge and experience will be invaluable in supporting the ongoing growth of our Legal & Governance Practice.

Johnson Partners’ track record in Legal & Governance Search includes appointing more than 130 partners of major law firms; many CEOs and law firm Managing Partners and senior executives;  managing the successful market-entry of several international law firms; and appointing many of the Country’s leading General Counsel and Company Secretaries including several ASX10 General Counsel and Company Secretary roles.

“I have long been an admirer of Johnson Partners and their unique approach to Executive Search. It has justifiably become the ‘go-to’ firm for major organisations seeking to appoint exceptional legal and governance professionals, and is often behind the strategic talent moves shaping the legal and governance industry. I’m really excited to join a high performing team that’s committed to delivering excellent talent outcomes for its clients, with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion.”

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