Monday, 15 June 2020

Advisory firm KordaMentha has bolstered operations with twelve Partners in 2020.  Earlier this year three Partners were recruited as lateral hires and we are delighted to confirm, effective 1 July, the promotion of nine to Partner across specialist services including, restructuring, recapitalisation, insolvency, cyber, digital forensics, eDiscovery, financial investigations and data analytics. 

The encouraging number of Partner promotions is reflective of the expanding opportunities seen across KordaMentha nationally. 

The new Partners are:


Kate Conneely | Sydney

Kate has over 12 years' experience advising her clients, across a diverse range of industries and circumstances, specialising in restructuring, formal insolvency, and expert reports. Her strong technical and project management skills are augmented by in-depth legal knowledge.

Andrew Knight | Melbourne

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience in the restructuring industry, during which he has carved out a reputation of delivering exceptional client service and outcomes that exceed expectations across diverse industries. He has significant experience in relation to national corporate restructuring projects and formal insolvency engagements.

John Mouawad | Sydney

John has over 15 years’ experience in the restructuring industry. His calm, thoughtful approach to his engagements, combined with his ability to build confidence and rapport quickly with all stakeholders, ensures he meets his clients’ objectives.


Ryan Rabbitt | Sydney

Ryan has extensive experience advising clients on restructuring, recapitalisation and mergers and acquisitions transactions in Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe, often in the context of underperformance and/or high leverage.




Sally Davitt  | Sydney

Sally’s work includes high-profile investigations and court cases within Australia and in the UK, and she has prepared expert evidence for use in proceedings in the Supreme Court of New South Wales. She specialises in financial investigations, quantifying economic loss, and government and regulatory compliance.


Ronald Holtshausen | Perth

Ronald has over 10 years’ experience in the areas of data analytics, IT security and computer forensics. His technical knowledge and ability to utilise technology on complex, pressurised and time-constrained matters has seen his clients obtain a competitive advantage.


Bruce O’Shea | Brisbane

With over 15 years’ experience in forensics, Bruce has operated across a broad range of industries and jurisdictions. He combines a calm and measured approach with deep technical expertise to resolve some of the largest and most challenging commercial matters in Australia and Asia.


Brendan Read | Brisbane

A former detective from the Queensland Police High Tech Crime Investigation Unit, Brendan’s experience in investigating criminal and civil matters helps clients to navigate technologies and their use in the collection and preservation of evidence.


Grant Whiteley | Melbourne

With over 14 years’ investigative experience combined with over 17 years managing IT infrastructure, Grant has a diverse background in dealing with technology-based issues. His experience and passion for technology allows him to break down complex, technical issues into simple, non-technical advice.

KordaMentha cofounder Mark Korda said, “On behalf of everyone at KordaMentha I would like to congratulate all of our new Partners. Each of these Partners has an important role to play as we navigate through the current crisis and the challenges it brings to our clients.  Despite the crisis, we believe it is important to recognise the value of our people and the future growth of KordaMentha.”

Already this year KordaMentha welcomed Corporate Partners Henriette Rothschild. Suzanne Wauchope and eDiscovery partner Jonathan Prideaux to the fold.



Henriette Rothschild | Melbourne

With over 10 years’ experience in executive leadership turnaround roles across Asia Pacific and 25 years in sales, commercial, operations and human resources, Henriette is pragmatic and outcome focused. 


Suzanne Wauchope | Brisbane

Suzanne has more than 25 years experience leading, managing and improving business operations at public sector agencies, statutory authorities and private enterprises. More recently she worked in an executive leadership role in the Queensland Government’s education and training portfolio.

Jonathan Prideaux | Sydney

Jonathan has over 25 years' experience working with lawyers and their clients to deliver cost effective technology solutions. He has worked on some of the largest and most complex litigious matters, Royal Commissions and ongoing regulatory investigations in Australian legal history.

"I have great confidence that, by building our leadership team with these very talented people, we will strengthen our services offered to our clients and support the long-term direction and success of the firm.”