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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Michael Brereton

Executive Director

Sydney +61 2 8257 3035

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‘My focus is on achieving results for our clients using the benefit of my experience, drive and enthusiasm. I am fortunate to have access to a strong, like-minded multi-skilled team with a track record of success.’

Michael is a specialist in insolvency and restructuring. Michael transferred to KordaMentha at its inception, having previously worked at Andersen (Melbourne), Industrial Development Corporation (Johannesburg) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (New York and Johannesburg).


Michael has experience in all types of formal appointments, including Administrations, Receiverships, Liquidations and Agent for the Mortgagee in Possession. Experience in informal appointments includes due diligence investigations, pre-lend reviews, monitoring engagements on behalf of secured and unsecured lenders, investigative roles, bank syndication work and financial advisory roles. Michael also gained several years experience in Chapter 11 US Bankruptcy Law while based in New York.


Michael’s experience spans a broad range of industries, including financial services, media, transport, manufacturing and property.

Significant Engagements

  • Numerous confidential consulting and lender advisor engagements
  • NBN Co
  • Rubicon Europe Group
  • Allco Finance Group
  • Allco HIT Limited
  • Destra Corporation
  • RH Taylor Trucks
  • TMP Worldwide
  • Newmont Yandal
  • Stockford Limited
  • Ansett
  • Bradmill Undare Group
  • ABMT Textiles
  • PSINet Inc
  • ContiFinancial Corp.

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  • Registered and Official Liquidator
  • Masters in Business Administration (Columbia University Business School, New York), Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Advanced Insolvency Law and Practice (University of Southern Queensland)
  • Higher Diploma in Company Law
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours).

Memberships & Publications

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Board member and Vice President of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Chairman of ARITA NSW and ACT Committee
  • ASIC Regional Insolvency Liaison Committee
  • South African Institute of Chartered Accountants.
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