QBE Australia and New Zealand’s General Counsel, Pita Williams, has been named as one of the most powerful corporate legal advisors in Australia.

Williams is included in The Legal 500’s General Counsel Powerlist, which identifies the most influential and innovative in-house counsel working in Australia and New Zealand.

Williams, who has held legal leadership roles at QBE for the past 13 years, said she was honoured to be named in such a distinguished list.

“I’m incredibly proud of my legal team at QBE who have come with me on a journey to embed our legal functions into the way business is done.

“We’ve worked hard to build relationships across the organisation and globally and to harness our strengths. Looking for ways to introduce innovation into the way we work and thinking outside the legal box is now a central part of how we approach challenges.”

QBE Australia and New Zealand CEO Tim Plant said: “As our General Counsel, Pita presides over a dynamic and innovative legal team. She is a trusted advisor whose holistic approach to tackling legal risk contributes directly to the success of our business and we’re incredibly proud to see her recognised by this great honour.”

Read the full list here: http://www.legal500.com/assets/pages/cc100/2016/aus-nz16.html

For further information please contact:

Samantha Baden
Senior Communications Specialist
QBE Australia
Phone: 02 9239 7889
Email: samantha.baden@qbe.com