Our Leaders

Our Leadership Team is driven by a real passion for achieving the best possible outcomes and pursuing excellence in all that we do. Our pathway to achievement, success and excellence is one we follow without fanfare but with a singular, committed and confident focus. A focus informed and shaped by a wealth of real experience, expertise, commercial acumen, connectivity and common sense outlined in the profiles of our Leadership Team below.

Tim Lester – Principal

Corporate and finance transaction and deal specialist, with particular expertise in corporate governance and advising on, facilitating, negotiating, structuring and managing cross border investments and transactions.

28+ years working in Australia, Hong Kong, Tokyo and London supporting clients, working with and across from Governments and their agencies and industry bodies. Industry agnostic but deep experience across the energy and resources sectors as well as the high tech / deep tech, agribusiness, infrastructure, industrial and financial services sectors.

Nicky Lester – Principal

Financing and commercial transaction specialist, with an outstanding reputation for truly understanding the anatomy of a transaction and translating that skill into successful outcomes for clients. A skill that is supported by expertise in strategic thinking, transaction structuring and execution, whether applied to a new opportunity or the restructuring of an existing investment.

Melanie Brock* – Senior Advisor

One of Japan’s most respected APAC specialists, having lived and worked in Japan for 25 years and been engaged in the bilateral relationship with Australia and engagement across Asia more broadly for in excess of 35 years. A highly effective capacity to combine practical commercial business leadership and fluent language skills to consistently deliver on business, regulatory and partnership outcomes for Japanese and foreign corporations both on global and domestic levels.

Our Leaders

Our Leadership Team is driven by a real passion for achieving the best possible outcomes and pursuing excellence in all that we do. Our pathway to achievement, success and excellence is one we follow without fanfare but with a singular, committed and confident focus. A focus informed and shaped by a wealth of real experience, expertise, commercial acumen, connectivity and common sense outlined in the profiles of our Leadership Team below.

Tim Lester – Principal

Corporate and finance transaction and deal specialist, with particular expertise in corporate governance and advising on, facilitating, negotiating, structuring and managing cross border investments and transactions.

28+ years working in Australia, Hong Kong, Tokyo and London supporting clients, working with and across from Governments and their agencies and industry bodies. Industry agnostic but deep experience across the energy and resources sectors as well as the high tech / deep tech, agribusiness, infrastructure, industrial and financial services sectors.

Nicky Lester – Principal

Financing and commercial transaction specialist, with an outstanding reputation for truly understanding the anatomy of a transaction and translating that skill into successful outcomes for clients. A skill that is supported by expertise in strategic thinking, transaction structuring and execution, whether applied to a new opportunity or the restructuring of an existing investment.

Melanie Brock* – Senior Advisor

One of Japan’s most respected APAC specialists, having lived and worked in Japan for 25 years and been engaged in the bilateral relationship with Australia and engagement across Asia more broadly for in excess of 35 years. A highly effective capacity to combine practical commercial business leadership and fluent language skills to consistently deliver on business, regulatory and partnership outcomes for Japanese and foreign corporations both on global and domestic levels.