As part of a growth strategy to be the leading firm in the mid-market, William Buck welcomes to its Business Advisory team two new directors, Chris Leahy and Kyle Wathen. They join William Buck from the Fordham Group and bring 25 years of experience with them.
Chris’s unique blend of commercial and professional experience has seen him steward the finance functions of privately owned international companies across five continents as CFO and Statutory Director.
With 18 years’ experience in finance, he has been helping businesses and their owners in Melbourne for over seven years now and his extensive knowledge and experience will strengthen William Buck’s Business Advisory team and CFO advisory service offering in which he will also develop a team of staff.
Kyle brings to William Buck a deep knowledge of the property and construction sector. Having begun his career at a large, privately-owned property development firm. He has been providing proactive and valuable advice to a range of clients that operate in this sector and other privately owned businesses for almost 15 years, and regularly presents at industry events.
In addition to his industry knowledge and commercial experience, Kyle has strong expertise in business succession strategies including management buyouts and providing solutions to shareholder disputes.
Welcoming the two directors, Lindsay Holloway, Managing Director of William Buck VIC said, “We are delighted to have Chris and Kyle join us to continue the growth trajectory of our Business Advisory division and extend new opportunities to the broader firm”.
He said the directors have shown a commitment to achieving outstanding results for their clients and a focus on developing long-term, trusted relationships in the mid-market, both of which make them an obvious fit for William Buck.
The appointments take the total number of Victorian-based directors at William Buck to 29, within a strong local team of over 200 professionals.