Matthew is a partner/executive director of Pitcher Partners Melbourne and is responsible for leading the Corporate Governance Advisory service offering. He has been with Pitcher Partners and predecessor firms since 1982 and was admitted to the partnership in 1994.
Throughout his career, Matthew has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in providing sound commercial advice together with assistance with corporate and transaction services and has developed specialist knowledge of public company and large private business requirements having previously led the Corporate Finance division nationally.
Matthew has provided specialist services to clients across numerous industries including advising on a diverse range of assurance engagements, financial and governance reporting obligations and disclosures, investigating accountants and independent expert reports, capital raisings including stock exchange listings in Australia and overseas and through managed investment schemes, mergers and acquisitions, sale and business divestment, nancial analysis, due diligence investigations, viability investigations, development of business plans, feasibility studies and general business advice.
Areas of Expertise
- Corporate Governance with an emphasis on sound commercial advice
- Corporate advisory and transaction support due diligence, IPO’s, business acquisitions and diverstments and restructuring
- Advisory services: technical support, litigation support and forensic investigations
- Aged Care
- Building and construction
- Financial and investment
- Merchant banking
- Not for profit
- Property development
Memberships & Qualifications
- Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne)
- Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA)
- Fellow of Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA)
- Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia Ltd (FGIA)
- Fellow of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS)
- Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
14th January 2019
-------- 1. DETERMINE THE OBJECTIVE ------------------------------------------
Identify the business need and the challenges being faced, such as ...
14th January 2019
In *Part 1 * of this series, we explored the distinctions between a board
of advisors and a board of directors. In particular, we outlined that...
11th December 2018
When seeking people to populate an advisory board, the skills, knowledge and
experience of potential candidates should be matched to the needs of ...
27th November 2018
Advisory boards serve a unique role for businesses. Distinct from a board of
directors, who are responsible for company performance and conformanc...
20th November 2018
One of the biggest mistakes I see Australian businesses make is assuming that
an enquiry from the regulator is innocuous.
There are no innocent q...
13th November 2018
Having recognised the value of advisory boards (Part 1 ) and identifying
that the business is at a point where it would benefit from the input ...
2nd November 2018
Through my experience advising a number of ASX listed boards, one of the
biggest problems I see is a tick box approach to corporate governance. It...
30th October 2018
As we explored in Part 1: Advisory board vs board of directors , the
purpose of an advisory board is to be an informed and wise counsel;
23rd October 2018
All good businesses should have appropriate layers of governance, whatever
their size or the stage of their lifecycle. It is therefore essential t...
17th October 2018
To gain a competitive edge, small and medium sized businesses are
increasingly turning to advisory boards. Advisory boards add expertise and
7th June 2018
.. *In terms of the governance implications arising from the 2018-19 Federal
Budget, what has emerged as the key area of focus for Australian bo...
27th October 2017
I’ve got a strong opinion that a lot of ASX directors don’t get paid
enough for the risks they confront. Why is this the case?
20th June 2017
Honest reflection is the cornerstone to identifying the need for change. We
have sought to support our health and aged care clients to undertake s...
14th March 2017
Our experience is that existing board and management structures, and the
skills they possess and experience they represent as compared to the ...
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