Senior leadership team



Anthony Burgess

Tony Burgess


Tony Burgess has over 35 years of experience in corporate finance in Melbourne, London and New York, and has advised on many major M&A and ECM transactions.  Tony was previously Global Co-Head of Mergers & Acquisitions at Deutsche Bank AG. In this role he was based in London and was a Member of the Executive Committee for the Global Banking Division. He joined Deutsche Bank in Australia in early 1998 and was Co-Head of Global Corporate Finance, Australia & New Zealand from 1998 to 2004 before relocating to London in 2004.


Paul Donnelly

Paul Donnelly

Chief Executive Officer

Paul Donnelly has over 30 years of experience in capital markets and corporate finance advice in Melbourne, Toronto, Sydney and London. He has advised on significant and complex M&A, ECM and privatisation transactions in multiple markets. Recent public transactions include advising on the simultaneous demerger and IPO on the London Stock Exchange of Clydesdale Bank from National Australia Bank and the IPO of Medibank Private Limited.


Charles Goode

Charles Goode AC

Chairman Emeritus

Charles Goode has a Bachelor of Commerce Honours Degree from Melbourne University, an MBA from Columbia University, New York, and an Honorary Doctor of Law from the University of Melbourne and an Honorary Doctor of Law from Monash University. He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia in June 2001. In May 2003 he was awarded the Centenary Medal. He received the Melbourne Business School Award in 2006 and at the MBS Annual Alumni Dinner there is the Charles Goode Oration. 


David Williamson

David Williamson

Deputy Chairman

David Williamson joined Flagstaff Partners in 2016 from Ashurst (previously Blake Dawson), where he spent most of his 34 year career as a Corporate partner. In addition to leading that firm's Corporate practice for a number of years, David was widely recognised as one of Australia’s leading M&A practitioners, having worked on some of Australia’s highest profile M&A deals, including for clients such as ANZ Bank and BHP Billiton. He is a member of Australia's Takeovers Panel.