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Corporate Advisory Director

December 15th, 2017

  • Are you a senior corporate advisor who is passionate about making a difference?
  • Do you have the desire to work with some of the most accomplished minds in the Australian financial services industry?
  • Do you want the chance to join a world-leading ‘business-for-purpose’ at the cutting edge of business/non-profit partnerships, and to play a key role in building and showcasing this model globally? (Recent media on our business:

If so, we want to hear from you. Our business is growing, and we are seeking a senior person to lead our teams and work to the next level.

An exciting opportunity exists to join a world-leading ‘business advisory firm for purpose’, Adara Partners (, as a Corporate Advisory Director, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

Adara Partners is a boutique corporate advisory firm, providing independent financial and strategic advice and complex commercial problem-solving services to leading Australian companies, governments and families. In the two years since we launched, we have completed multiple client mandates at the most senior levels of corporate Australia. We have huge plans as we step forward to grow the business and to leverage our impact.

Our sole purpose is to deliver financial services expertise at the highest levels to our clients, with fees generated on transactions going to directly benefit people living in extreme poverty through the work of the Adara Group in some of the world’s most remote places (

Adara’s purpose-driven model is unique in the global financial services industry. The Adara Panel Member structure brings together some of Australia’s most senior leaders in financial services. As Adara Panel Members, they provide wise counsel and senior advice to our clients, with their time, effort and expertise donated to Adara Partners. This allows for maximum generation of profits to support people living in poverty in the developing world. The Adara Panel Members work in pairs to lead each engagement, providing our clients unparalleled access to the most senior minds in the Australian financial services industry.

Check out our website to see our extraordinary 16 Panel Members. This is your chance to work with, and learn from, these leaders in Australian business life.


Key Responsibilities:

As a senior member of our core business team, the candidate will:

  • manage engagements and client mandates which are led by Adara Panel Members;
  • project manage all aspects of mandates, from inception to successful conclusion, under the direction of the Adara Panel Members, including detailed commercial, strategic and financial advice and analysis of company and market data, company and industry research, valuation analysis, and client reports;
  • manage key client relationships; and
  • lead the Adara Partners core team to ensure service to clients is always at a level of absolute excellence.

​The successful candidate will also have a key role in the implementation of the marketing and business development of Adara Partners as we take the business to the next level.


Competencies and qualifications:

The successful candidate:

  • will be a top tier finance professional with at least 7 years’ experience in Australian corporate finance and/or M&A advisory, preferably with experience in more than one industry sector – experience across multiple transaction types an advantage (e.g. corporate strategy, capital management, M&A, restructuring, public and private transactions);
  • should have a degree or advanced degree in business/finance;
  • be commercially, operationally and analytically astute;
  • relish an entrepreneurial environment and the chance to be a key leader in an out-of-construct business for purpose;
  • have an ability to make effective decisions by analysing information and considering priorities and have a ‘can do’ and hands-on attitude;
  • will be proficient in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint and should have excellent writing skills;
  • will have demonstrated experience with managing day to day aspects of client relationships and projects and will have flexibility, self-sufficiency and initiative;
  • should have great people skills and demonstrate exceptional communication skills when engaging very senior stakeholders across multiple mediums;
  • will demonstrate high levels of integrity, an ability to maintain complete confidentiality with respect to all engagements and will have values aligned with those of Adara; and
  • must have passion for helping others and for social justice.

This position is a permanent, full-time role, based at our Global Support Office in Rozelle, Sydney, reporting to the CEO of Adara Partners. The working environment is informal but professional, with very high standards of output and delivery. We are a happy, enthusiastic, and energy-filled group, with a deep and proud culture.

This is a demanding role where you will need to work at the highest level, often under pressure and with tight deadlines. If you have the skills, the
energy and the passion, we would love to hear from you. More information on Adara Partners is available here. More information on the Adara Group can be found here

If you are interested, please read the Job Description (JD) attached in the link below, and email a Cover Letter and CV which address the JD to Please ensure you include ‘Corporate Advisory Director application’ in the subject line.


Application Deadline:


Job Description

Rozelle, Sydney

Adara Group