Gary Cornelius

♦ Valuation expert in IERs, taxation
and financial reporting
♦ Over 30 years’ experience in
corporate finance, consulting
and mid-market M&A
♦ Excellent understanding of
government business practices
and processes
♦ Non-executive director of
emerging biotech research
♦ Fellow of the Finance & Treasury
Association and Institute of
Company Directors
♦ B.Ec (Hons), FFTP, FAICD Dip
♦ Dispute valuation specialist
♦ Former KPMG and Deloitte
♦ Fellow of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants and
Member of Business Valuation
Special Interest Group
♦ BA (Hons), MAppFin, FCA, F Fin


Bachelor Economics (Honours)
Graduate Diploma Institute of Company Directors

Professional Memberships

Fellow of the Finance & Treasury Association
Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors

Experience Overview

Gary is a Senior Adviser specialising in corporate strategy, mid-market mergers and acquisitions, project and investment evaluation and pricing and costing under National Competition Policy. His background includes over 30 years in consulting, banking, finance and international trade in Australia and overseas.

He undertook a part-time secondment to the South Australian Department of Premier and Cabinet as an adviser on economic and financial issues to the Micro-Economic Reform Unit and regularly consults to Governments at a high level.

He is a director and officer of a number of private and unlisted public companies including the Dairy Futures Co-operative Research Centre, based at La Trobe University, Melbourne, where he also chairs the Audit Committee.


 Disposal of the Miners Den retail outlets for Codan Ltd
Adviser to Aqua Drilling and Grouting on being acquired by Boart Longyear
Sale of Dalsteel Stainless to Amari Metals, UK
Advice on the MBO of a major advertising agency
 Sale of Fagersta Steels to OneSteel Ltd
Relative valuations of the two companies to facilitate the merger of ABB Grain Ltd and Ausbulk Ltd


Pricing and costing models for SA Water, Brisbane Water and Sun Water based on National Competition Policy Principles

Rate of return advice for Australian Rail Track Corporation
Development of non-regulated pricing policy and models for ElectraNet
Project evaluation for the provision of services to the Mt Barker development for SA Water
Commercial advice on structuring the Virginia Pipeline BOOT Scheme, the Barossa Infrastructure off-peak pricing and the Clare reticulation scheme for SA Water
Evaluation of commercial property alternatives to re-locate the SA Film Corporation
Pricing and costing service delivery for the National Association of Testing Authorities (NATA)
Valuation of businesses to be acquired by the Land Management Corporation

Emerging Technologies and IP

Valuation of the InterGrain barley breeding business to price a minority investment by Monsanto
Development of commercial options for Barley Breeding Australia on behalf of GRDC
Director, Molecular Plant Breeding CRC and Dairy Futures CRC
Strategic advice and negotiation assistance to address a royalty dispute for Dairy Australia
Fund raising and advice to CSIRO regarding the commercialisation of Vegetation Canopy Lidar project for forest valuations

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