Victoria Allen

Managing Partner, Board Practice

Victoria leads the firm's Board practice, delivering market-leading board appraisals and board search.

As the leader of Johnson Partners’ Board Practice, Victoria provides advice on the performance, structure and composition of boards. Johnson Partners is the region’s most successful board advisory and board search firm, having led over 200 Board Appraisals and having appointed over 500 of the region’s most influential Chairs and non-executive directors.

Previously, Victoria was a partner at MinterEllison for 15 years, where she held a number of leadership positions within the firm. Victoria brings an impressive track record in domestic and international transactions for a diverse range of financial institutions and corporate clients, with a particular focus on complex mergers and acquisitions. Victoria was a long-term adviser to many clients including Macquarie, Blackstone, Morgan Stanley, Challenger, Lloyds Banking Group, Brookfield, Mirvac, Suncorp, American Express, HCF, ING, Iron Mountain and Australand.

Victoria has worked extensively with, and been a trusted adviser to, some of the region’s best General Counsel and Company Secretaries on many of their most complex and challenging issues. Her experience provides a unique perspective and understanding to help the firm’s clients recruit the best General Counsel and Company Secretarial talent for their organisations.

Victoria was the inaugural Chair of the Juvenile Arthritis Foundation Australia which she helped to establish in 2019 as the first national body advocating for children suffering in Australia with childhood rheumatic diseases. While Chair, Victoria successfully lobbied for a Federal Parliamentary Inquiry into Childhood Rheumatic Diseases and played a pivotal role in the Inquiry. Victoria continues as an Advocacy Ambassador for this important charity.

Victoria holds an LLB (Hons) and BA from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Victoria is strongly aligned with the firm’s values, having particularly championed diversity throughout her career and being regularly listed in Who’s Who of Australian Women.

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