KordaMentha KordaMentha is an Australian advisory and investment firm that provides specialist forensic, real estate, turnaround / restructuring and investment management services. The business was formed in April 2002 by Mark Korda and Mark Mentha. Located at
Level 24, 333 Collins Street, Victoria, Australia.
Phone: +61 3 8623 3333
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Brendon Gibson


New Zealand +64 9 307 7865

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“Diversity of experience and expertise provides a distinct edge ... Clients benefit from our ability to ‘cut our cloth’ to suit any assignment, regardless of business size, industry, project focus or complexity.”

Brendon has been a Partner at KordaMentha since 2003, and has over 25 years’ experience in insolvency and financial consulting, including working in the United Kingdom.

Over the past decade, Brendon has played a pivotal role in the majority of large, high profile restructuring and insolvency mandates in New Zealand. Brendon has also provided advice and completed assignments in debt and business restructuring, asset rationalisation strategies and re-engineering business processes for SMEs, large corporates and organisations in both the private and public sectors.

Leading the firm’s Agribusiness team, Brendon has specialist, broad ranging expertise in the primary industries’ sector from farming (dairy, sheep and beef) through to forestry, fisheries, viticulture, and beyond.

Significant Engagements

  • Adviser to the Crown and the company’s lenders on the restructuring of Solid Energy, a State Owned Enterprise
  • Restructuring of MediaWorks
  • Restructuring of the Yellow Pages Group
  • Adviser to the Treasury on its exposure under the Crown Retail Deposit Guarantee Scheme, including in respect of the largest participant, South Canterbury Finance
  • Receiver of the Southern Cross Forest Products group
  • Receiver of the Crafar group of farms



  • Bachelor of Agricultural Commerce specialising in Valuation and Farm Management
  • Post-Graduate Diploma in Commerce specialising in Accounting and Finance
  • Diploma in Corporate Management (Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accredited Insolvency Practitioner (NZ).

Memberships & Publications

  • Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
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