McGrathNicol promotes Rob Arthur to partner in Advisory wing

24 February 2020 2 min. read
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Six months after re-joining the privately-held professional services firm, Rob Arthur has been promoted to partner in McGrathNicol’s consulting division.

The new partner, the firm’s 23rd in its Advisory team, brings over 15 years of experience in strategy execution, business change, finance and wide-scale transformation to the partnership. He works in the Strategy & Business Improvement practice of McGrathNicol – its arm that provides offerings including corporate and business unit strategy, benchmarking, operational improvement, finance transformation, working capital optimisation and project delivery.

Arthur re-joined McGrathNicol half a year ago and previously worked six years for telecom and broadband player nbn Australia, latterly as an executive responsible for the company’s corporate planning, transformation and deal execution agenda. Before that, Arthur spent four years with global consultancy FTI Consulting as a Director in the UK, and served McGrathNicol for three years in its Sydney office. The chartered accountant started his career in finance, at Sydney-based Ramsay Health Care.

Rob Arthur, Partner, McGrathNicol

Commenting on his promotion, Arthur said: “I’m excited to join such an experienced partnership to deliver measurable and sustainable improvements to businesses, linking strategy to action.”

Throughout his career, Arthur has according to his curriculum vitae implemented performance improvements of more than $1 billion through strategic, operational and commercial initiatives.

He also has extensive experience across finance, valuation and merger & acquisition transactions, having among others led the sales process and vendor due diligence of a loan portfolio valued at $6 billion for one of Australia’s major banks, and advised senior lenders in relation to debt restructuring and exit options for a £2 billion UK based business in the construction industry.

At McGrathNicol, he works across industries – including construction, telecommunications, energy, infrastructure, financial services and healthcare – for organisations of all sizes to help them “understand and analyse complex issues, identify opportunities and help make change happen.”

Commenting on the promotion, a delighted Jamie Harris, Managing Partner at McGrathNicol, said, “Rob has an excellent track record in strategy and brings a valuable skillset. We look forward to his contribution to the team.”

Across its two divisions – Advisory and Restructuring – McGrathNicol now has 36 partners leading a team of approximately 300 consultants and staff operating from offices in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth.