Public sector advisory

We help the public sector deliver

The public sector is committed to providing quality services no matter the fiscal environment. This means making tough decisions about how it allocates and extracts value from resources.

Our public sector team has worked closely with governments across Australian jurisdictions over the last 23 years advising all levels of government and managing distressed businesses across transport, energy, health and higher education.

This long history of successful strategic advisory and forensic projects, restructuring, and innovative turnarounds enables us to take a different approach, mindful of complex public sector stakeholder relationships and expectations. We believe the private sector should share and transfer market knowledge, insights and capability to the public service. We are all better served when the private sector understands governments’ multiplicity of objectives and the inherent complexity in achieving them.

We value the trust government puts in us to deliver highly complex and sensitive engagements for the Australian, state and territory public services.

Our select team of exceptionally credentialled staff from different backgrounds work with each other’s expertise to deliver outstanding outcomes in this complex and rewarding context. We are fiercely independent, offering governments a differentiated and uniquely distinct service offering. This enables us to offer the objectivity governments require in an increasingly constrained environment.

Who are we?

We help government entities make financial decisions and extract the best value from their resources.

Meet our experts

How we can help you 

We draw on the skills and experience from KordaMentha's multiple services, bringing the optimal expertise to address unique needs.


As leading restructuring advisors, we work with organisations and public services grappling with financial stress and their most pressing transactional and commercial challenges. We help protect and recover value and provide stability in times of crisis. Our Restructuring team specialises in restructuring and turnaround, independent business reviews, receiverships, administrations and liquidations.

Our Public Sector focused team has extensive experience in supporting Departments and Agencies to reset their operating cost base, optimise their balance sheets and leverage our experience to assess counterparties; whether suppliers, grant recipients or vendors.

Performance Improvement

Our Performance Improvement team supports clients to navigate situations where significant financial, operational or reputational value is at risk, and they need to improve their performance or undertake end to end turnaround. We do this through diagnosing cultural, operational, and financial drivers, creating a plan for change and working alongside our clients and their stakeholders to deliver rapid improvement. The team specialises in organisational change and transformation, public sector advisory, interim and crisis management, and complex commercial and project support.

Real Estate

As a specialist group, our Real Estate team helps clients to grow, protect, realise, and recover value in their real estate portfolios. We are trusted advisors in the planning and delivery of strategic, high-risk projects and programs. We provide strategic advice across all facets of real estate including major projects advisory, portfolio efficiency reviews and commercial advisory, asset repositioning and turnaround, development, investment management, and transaction management.


Our Forensic team uncovers, analyses, and clarifies facts at the centre of disputes, investigations, and other sensitive matters. It is one of the largest teams of investigators, forensic accountants, and technology specialists in Asia-Pacific. Our experts are called on regularly to provide evidence in high-profile disputes and investigations.

Financial Crime

Our Financial Crime team partners with clients to manage financial crime risk, undertake compliance reviews, provide advice, and conduct investigations into alleged breaches of anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing legislation and contraventions of sanctions regulations.


Our certified cyber advisory specialists work with organisations to evaluate cybersecurity risk, develop mitigation strategies, implement solutions, and enhance cyber resilience. When a critical incident is detected, through proactive risk management or internally reported, clients rely on our cyber response experts to maintain business operations and minimise impacts. Our Cybersecurity experts provide services across governance, risk, and compliance, security assessments, strategy development and implementation, business reliance and continuity, critical incident response.

Our experience

Our experience demonstrates our ability to work with our clients to assess the current situation and its causes, as well as provide solutions and help with implementation, if required. A three-year, three-stage program led to a miraculous recovery.