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.
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Michael Stiassny


New Zealand +64 9 307 7865

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“We take a ‘hands on’ approach to all assignments and work in genuine partnership with our clients. This helps ensure solutions that are not only feasible, but innovative and deliver the best results.”

Senior Partner, Michael Stiassny, has over 30 years’ professional experience in both New Zealand and the United Kingdom.


Michael has deep connections throughout the New Zealand business community and has worked with all major banks and financial institutions. As a result, Michael has been engaged on many high profile and complex restructuring assignments.


Throughout his career, Michael has provided advice to both public and private companies on a wide range of financial and operational matters, including due diligence, investigating accounting work, mergers and acquisitions, organisational and financial restructuring, and business valuation. Michael also has considerable experience in dispute resolution, acting as a professional expert witness in many legal actions.


Michael has a distinguished governance record in both private and public companies and is a leading proponent for improving diversity on New Zealand boards. Michael is currently Chairman of Vector Ltd, TOWER Ltd and Ngati Whatua Orakei Whai Rawa Ltd; and Director of Queenstown Airport Corporation Limited and of Stride Property Limited.

Significant Engagements

  • Michael Stiassny was appointed to the office of Administrator of the WA Bell Companies by instrument dated 26 November 2015. The office was created pursuant to the Bell Group Companies (Finalisation of Matters and Distribution of Proceeds) Act 2015.
  • Report – “In connection with the New Zealand International Convention Centre” for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) & SKYCITY
  • Restructuring of the MediaWorks companies
  • Restructuring of the Hirequip companies
  • Receiver of the Central North Island Forest Partnership
  • Receiver for the Crafar group of farms
  • Receiver of Cedenco Foods



  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Laws

Memberships & Publications

  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
  • Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors (CFInstD)
  • President of the Institute of Directors in New Zealand Inc.
  • Certificate of Public Practice (CPP)
  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Accredited Insolvency Practitioner (NZ).
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