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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Robert Cockerell


Melbourne +61 3 8623 3355

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'KordaMentha clients benefit from my extensive experience and the skills developed in the investigation of the most complex and serious fraud, corruption and drug matters investigated in Australia. I am committed to bringing clever solutions to clients both in terms of prevention and detection. I continue to grow and develop these skills particularly in the application of advanced interview techniques aimed at detecting deception in the commercial environment to ensure the highest level of service delivery.'

A licensed investigator with more than 30 years’ experience, Robert is an expert in the investigation of complex crimes and the management of fraud prevention and detection. Robert commenced with KordaMentha in September 2010 in our Melbourne office leading the Fraud Investigations team and undertaking prevention reviews for organisations across a broad range of industry sectors.

Rob has led some of the most serious cases of fraud investigated in Australia including:
  • $25 million heroin haul – this five year worldwide investigation involved police services across a number of jurisdictions and led to the successful conviction of a high profile drug cartel
  • $118 million from a major Australian Bank with the perpetrator being sentenced to eight years imprisonment
  • $100 million fraud perpetrated on the Nauru Phosphate Trust

Holding advanced training qualifications in interview techniques, Rob is an expert in the detection of deception by interview and has authored a number of critically acclaimed training programs for the CPA and Institute of Internal Auditors.

Twice presented the Chief of Commissioners’ Award for Investigative Excellence, Robert’s exemplary career both in the private and public sector is founded on successful outcomes with a full recovery of funds running into the ‘many millions’ on the majority of his investigations. Robert helped design the Graduate Certificate in Fraud Investigation at La Trobe University and holds a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

Rob has conducted investigations and anti fraud and corruption engagements in a number of countries including the United Kingdom, Cyprus, Bahrain, Guinea, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Papua New Guinea, Namibia and Malawi.

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  • Master of Business Administration
  • Certificate IV – Investigative Services
  • SCAN Advanced Interview Technique
  • Certificate IV in Government Fraud Control Investigation
  • Diploma of Government (Fraud Control)
  • Diploma of Government (Investigation)
  • Chief Commissioner’s Award for Investigative Excellence in 1995 and 1999
  • Holds a Victorian Investigators License

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