Team

David Williams

David has over 30 years’ experience providing mergers and acquisitions, capital raising and strategic advice. Prior to establishing Kidder Williams, David was the Managing Director of Challenger Corporate Finance, Head of the Melbourne corporate finance office of SG Hambros, Head of M&A at ANZ McCaughan, and Head of M&A at Arthur Andersen.

David holds an Honours and Master’s degree in Economics and conducted Ph.D. research on Cooperatives and their capital structures. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. David is Chairman of ASX-listed companies; Medical Developments International Limited; PolyNovo Limited and RMA Group Limited.

Tim Faulkner

Tim joined Kidder Williams in 2006. He advises publicly listed and large private companies on mergers and acquisitions (buy and sell side), initial public offerings and equity capital raisings. Tim has considerable experience managing transactions in food and agriculture with a particular focus on the dairy, almond, sugar and forestry industries. Prior to joining Kidder, Tim worked in audit and assurance services for a South Australian Chartered Accounting firm.

Tim graduated from the University of South Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in accounting.

Daniel Levy

Daniel has over 20 years’ experience in Mergers & Acquisitions working in Australasia, Europe, the US, China and the Pacific, advising major local and multinational clients across a broad range of industries on transactions of up to A$6b. Daniel’s expertise is in deal origination, strategic buy- and sell-side advice, deal and contract negotiation, financial and commercial due diligence, merger integration and synergy assessment, takeovers and IPOs for companies in the Agriculture, FMCG, Industrial Products and IT sectors. Prior to joining Kidder Williams in 2007, Daniel worked for 10 years at KPMG and PwC in Assurance & Business Advisory, Transaction Services and Corporate Finance.

Daniel is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder and a Chartered Accountant and has a Bachelor of Commerce & Arts from Monash University.

Alex Macdonald

Alex joined Kidder Williams in 2015 after working at a mid-tier accounting firm for 9 years in the Business Services and Tax divisions. During this time Alex was a trusted advisor for businesses and high net worth individuals from a wide range of industries providing business, tax and structuring advice. During his time at Kidder Williams Alex has acted as CFO at related Start-ups Ratemyagent.com and Mobile Tyre Shop assisting in the IPO and capital raisings of the two.

Alex holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from RMIT University and is a member of Certified Practising Accountants of Australia.

James Chuah

James joined Kidder Williams in June 2015 after 7 years with Maybank Investment Bank’s Investment Banking & Advisory division. He has executed various mergers & acquisitions, project finance, business valuation and corporate finance transactions across both debt and equity capital markets products as well as credit assessment for corporate bilateral facilities. James has experience in Australian food and agriculture sectors as well as other sectors, covering infrastructure (power & utilities and tollways), hospitality & gaming, healthcare, Real Estate Investment Trust, food & beverage and telecommunication in Southeast Asia.

James is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) member and holds a BSc (Hons) Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University Business School.

Boon Keat Chan

Boon joined Kidder Williams in February 2017 with 13 years of experience across corporate finance and advisory, corporate strategy, and audit and assurance in consumer automotive, telecommunications, and property and technology investments industry in the Southeast Asia region. He has successfully advised clients in IPOs, mergers & acquisitions (buy and sell side), capital raising / project financing, and corporate restructuring. Prior to joining Kidder Williams, Boon worked with the Naza Group, Kenanga Investment Bank, and PwC Malaysia.

Boon is a member of CPA Australia and has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

John-Louis Irvine

John-Louis Joined Kidder Williams in November 2019 after 3 years of experience at EY Melbourne in their audit practice.

John-Louis is a provisional member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.

Ellie Chen

Ellie Chen joined Kidder Williams in October 2019 with 3 years of financial experience as an auditor mainly focused on banking industry at KPMG Luxembourg and KPMG Melbourne.

Ellie has passed CFA Level 3 exam in June 2019. She completed a degree in Master of Accounting in University of Luxembourg.

Yohan De Silva Gunasekera

Yohan joined Kidder Williams in March 2020 after 4 years with KPMG in the audit practice.

Yohan is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Melbourne.