Arthur J. Gallagher has announced the latest acquisition for its business in Australia.
The international broker has inked a deal with Western Australia-based workplace risk consultancy RiskLink as the broker looks to develop its national presence.
The RiskLink team will be located in AJG
's Burswood office and will provide advice and assistance to a wide-range of businesses from SMEs to multinationals on workplace health and safety, incident management and workers compensation.
Vivienne Toll, head of workplace risk at AJG
, said that the business has seen a growing demand in WA as the major broker remains alert to other acquisition targets.
“As a growth-driven business we are constantly on the look-out for strategic partners that complement our existing practice and help us to increase local and regional presence and build on our existing capability and offering,” Toll said.
Toll noted that in WA, regulatory focus has been brought to many aspects of workplace risk management and the addition of RiskLink to the AJG
business will help clients meet compliance requirements both now and in the future.
Michael Morgan, formerly managing partner of RiskLink who will now become practice leader of workplace risk (Western region), said that joining an international business will help the firm develop.
“Being part of a national Workplace Risk practice will bring many benefits to our existing clients, including being part of a larger workplace risk management business and having increased capacity in WA, backed by global breadth and regional capability,” Morgan said.
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