Practice Leader Corporate Finance

Randolph van der Burgh

Randolph is the Practice Leader for the Corporate Finance Practice. He is based in New Zealand out of Auckland.

Client Focus

  • Over 25 years experience in corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, group restructuring and international tax planning gained while a senior tax partner at Ernst & Young (Wellington and Sydney) and recently as a venture capital investor and director of a number of private companies doing business in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and China
  • Experience gained through various partner client serving roles and executive director positions in Auckland, Wellington, London, Sydney and Hong Kong across a number of industry sectors including: banking, investment banking, private equity, funds management, life and general insurance, property, mining, dairy, beef, forestry, FMCG and retail
  • Deep financial and tax advisory experience having advised a range of financial institutions on major M&A deals, IPOs, divestments, restructurings, project financings, securitisations, film financing deals, structured leasing, structured property financing, and a range of financial and insurance products
  • Extensive experience in advising multi-national export focused groups on growth, debt and equity funding, international tax planning, developing and implementing global supply chain and transfer pricing strategies, and profit repatriation strategies
  • Led numerous due diligence and PMI teams on major banking, insurance and corporate M&A deals
  • Randolph has built and managed sales cycle execution teams in professional services, financial services and FMCG sectors
  • Proven track record for improving financial performance and strategy execution
  • Extensive negotiation experience with investors, directors, employees, banks, landlords, suppliers and other stakeholders in corporate groups, both in rapid growth and turnaround scenarios
  • Broad experience in raising equity, debt and hybrid capital and managing companies so that they are ready for this process
  • Diverse leadership experience, people development skills, and complex stakeholder relationship management experience.

Publications, Conferences, Academics & Social Impact


  • Randolph is a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce and Administration Honours (first class) degree from Victoria University of Wellington
  • Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Randolph has presented at various external conferences in New Zealand and Australia and has had a number of articles published
  • Randolph has tutored undergraduate Accounting courses and lectured selected modules of the postgraduate Master of Applied Finance degree at Victoria University of Wellington and co-developed and tutored Ernst & Young’s internal Diploma in Tax.