27 May 2019

Flagstaff Partners appoints Paul Donnelly as Chief Executive Officer


Flagstaff Partners, a leading independent corporate advisory firm, is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Donnelly as Chief Executive Officer. Paul’s appointment will strengthen the leadership and senior advisory capability of the firm, positioning it for the next phase of its growth.

With the appointment of Paul, founding Chief Executive Tony Burgess will assume the full-time role of Chairman and in that role will primarily focus on advising clients. Charles Goode AC, the co-founder of the firm, will continue his close involvement as Chairman Emeritus.

Paul will join Flagstaff Partners after a 24-year career at Macquarie Group, where he was an Executive Director. Paul has extensive experience across all aspects of corporate finance and capital markets. He was Country Head of Macquarie’s Canadian business between 2007 and 2011 and was Global Head of Equity Capital Markets and Debt Capital Markets between 2011 and 2013. Paul has an excellent reputation and a strong track record in advising major clients at senior levels and has particular expertise in the financial services sector.

Paul is a Director of Melbourne Recital Centre and a Non-Executive Director of Fluence Corporation Limited.

Tony Burgess said:

“Paul’s appointment marks a major milestone in the development of Flagstaff Partners. In this complex world, clients are increasingly recognising the value of high quality, unconflicted advice provided on a trusted relationship basis. We see a major opportunity to continue to expand our franchise to meet the growing advisory needs of our clients.

Paul’s strong track record in conducting major client advisory relationships as well as his proven experience in leading talented teams will make a significant contribution to the next phase of the firm’s growth.  He will expand our capacity to deliver first class corporate finance and capital markets advice to clients and will help build on the 10-year foundations of the firm.”

Charles Goode said:

“We are very pleased to have Paul Donnelly join the firm as Chief Executive Officer and to help lead the continued growth of the firm. His personal qualities together with his extensive corporate finance advisory skills and experience make him a great addition to our team and to our ability to meet the advisory needs of our expanding client base.”