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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David Van Homrigh

Partner


Brisbane +61 7 3338 0220


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'KordaMentha assists clients dealing with inappropriate behaviour within their organisation, including fraud, money laundering and breaches of policies, and brings independent financial expertise to assist clients and their legal advisors in disputes between organisations, whether litigation or arbitration, or regulatory investigations, by providing advice or independent expert reports to assist a court or tribunal.'

David commenced with KordaMentha in February 2012 heading up our Forensics team in Brisbane.

David is an experienced chartered accountant and his diverse experience has covered a wide range of services and divisions and includes more than 20 years at partner level. 

David commenced practice during the eighties, providing a wide range of business planning, accounting and taxation advice to owner managed businesses in a diverse range of industries. 

 

During the early 1990’s, he was involved in providing a wide range of financial consulting services to public company and public sector clients, including valuation services, economic loss, activity-based costing, economic value management, and mergers and acquisitions. 

 

From 1998 to 2009, David was the Managing Partner of KPMG’s Forensic division in Australia and a member of the International Executive of the Forensic business with responsibility for development of Forensic services globally and in the Asia Pacific region. 

 

This ASPAC role involved leading and guiding the development of the Forensic capability across Asia Pacific, helping practices develop the ability to work across national and cultural borders, and assisting clients with a wide range of significant disputes and corruption issues. 

 

David has experience operating at senior levels within federal and state governments, at Board and Audit Committee level and brings to this role a wide range of commercial and professional experience, together with significant experience in management and leadership. 


Significant Engagements

  • Consulting expert to a major contractor to the government sector in relation to a post-acquisition dispute and in particular disputed working capital adjustments in the order of $300 million
  • Economic advice to a coal mine operator in relation to a coal price dispute of an amount in excess of $500M, including consideration of the life-of-mine economics, the cost structure and financial analysis of the geological and operating factors leading to operating cost increases
  • Report on economic losses incurred in relation to the unilateral cessation of sand mining and extraction rights by a number of municipal councils in Victoria
  • Financial advice to an English public company in relation to their joint venture servicing the Korean ship building industry, including the financial impact of the loss of market share to Chinese ship building plants
  • Financial advice to a motor vehicle manufacturer in the context of a disputed acquisition of a Korean motor vehicle manufacturer
  • Financial advice and expert evidence on the economic effect on a major coal mine of a catastrophic failure of a bucketwheel excavator, and the consequential loss of capacity to remove overburden for the years before the replacement capacity was commissioned
  • Financial assistance to a government department in relation to the financial consequences of a failed IT system implementation
  • Numerous Investigations of financial anomalies and inappropriate behaviour within various government agencies, GOC’s and regional councils.

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Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce



Memberships & Publications

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Fellow, Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Adjunct Professor, UQ Business School
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