Matthew Pringle


Partner/Executive Director - Strategic Board and Governance Advisory

Strategic Board and Governance Advisory

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Professional Background

Matthew is a partner/executive director of Pitcher Partners Melbourne and is responsible for leading the Corporate Governance Advisory service offering. He has been with Pitcher Partners and predecessor firms since 1982 and was admitted to the partnership in 1994.

Throughout his career, Matthew has acquired extensive knowledge and experience in providing sound commercial advice together with assistance with corporate and transaction services and has developed specialist knowledge of public company and large private business requirements having previously led the Corporate Finance division nationally.

Matthew has provided specialist services to clients across numerous industries including advising on a diverse range of assurance engagements, financial and governance reporting obligations and disclosures, investigating accountants and independent expert reports, capital raisings including stock exchange listings in Australia and overseas and through managed investment schemes, mergers and acquisitions, sale and business divestment, nancial analysis, due diligence investigations, viability investigations, development of business plans, feasibility studies and general business advice. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate Governance with an emphasis on sound commercial advice
  • Corporate advisory and transaction support due diligence, IPO’s, business acquisitions and diverstments and restructuring
  • Advisory services: technical support, litigation support and forensic investigations 

Industry Experience

  • Advertising
  • Aged Care
  • Biotech
  • Building and construction
  • Engineering
  • Financial and investment
  • Healthcare
  • Media
  • Merchant banking
  • Not for profit
  • Printing
  • Property development
  • Technology
  • Timber

Memberships & Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Melbourne)
  • Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (FCA)
  • Fellow of Australian Society of Certified Practicing Accountants (FCPA)
  • Fellow of Governance Institute of Australia Ltd (FGIA)
  • Fellow of Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (FCIS)
  • Graduate of Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)

Articles Published

Ten tips for creating an effective advisory board

14th January 2019

Matthew Pringle

-------- 1. DETERMINE THE OBJECTIVE ------------------------------------------ Identify the business need and the challenges being faced, such as ...

Part 6: Legal liabilities for advisory boards and companies

14th January 2019

Matthew Pringle

In *Part 1 [1]* of this series, we explored the distinctions between a board of advisors and a board of directors. In particular, we outlined that...

Part 5: Finding the right people for your advisory board

11th December 2018

Matthew Pringle

When seeking people to populate an advisory board, the skills, knowledge and experience of potential candidates should be matched to the needs of ...

Part 4: Establishing guidelines for your advisory board

27th November 2018

Matthew Pringle

Advisory boards serve a unique role for businesses. Distinct from a board of directors, who are responsible for company performance and conformanc...

What it really means when the regulator comes knocking

20th November 2018

Matthew Pringle

One of the biggest mistakes I see Australian businesses make is assuming that an enquiry from the regulator is innocuous. There are no innocent q...

Part 3: How to set up an advisory board

13th November 2018

Matthew Pringle

Having recognised the value of advisory boards (Part 1 [1]) and identifying that the business is at a point where it would benefit from the input ...

A tick the box approach to governance can be dangerous

2nd November 2018

Matthew Pringle

Through my experience advising a number of ASX listed boards, one of the biggest problems I see is a tick box approach to corporate governance. It...

Part 2: Do you need an advisory board?

30th October 2018

Matthew Pringle

As we explored in Part 1: Advisory board vs board of directors [1], the purpose of an advisory board is to be an informed and wise counsel; chal...

How do you know? Redefining governance

23rd October 2018

Matthew Pringle

All good businesses should have appropriate layers of governance, whatever their size or the stage of their lifecycle. It is therefore essential t...

Part 1: Advisory board vs board of directors - defining the difference

17th October 2018

Matthew Pringle

To gain a competitive edge, small and medium sized businesses are increasingly turning to advisory boards. Advisory boards add expertise and netw...

Federal Budget Q&A: Matthew Pringle

7th June 2018

Matthew Pringle

.. *In terms of the governance implications arising from the 2018-19 Federal Budget, what has emerged as the key area of focus for Australian bo...

Most ASX directors aren't paid enough. Here's why

27th October 2017

Matthew Pringle

I’ve got a strong opinion that a lot of ASX directors don’t get paid enough for the risks they confront. Why is this the case? .. Compensatio...

Governance challenges in an evolving sector

20th June 2017

Matthew Pringle

Honest reflection is the cornerstone to identifying the need for change. We have sought to support our health and aged care clients to undertake s...

Corporate governance and the impact of Client Instigated Services models

14th March 2017

Matthew Pringle

*/ Our experience is that existing board and management structures, and the skills they possess and experience they represent as compared to the ...

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Strategic Board and Governance Advisory

Strategic Board and Governance Advisory

In today’s complex and regulated corporate environment, it is crucial for organisations ...

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Transaction Support

Every transaction, no matter what its size, is key to the growth or succession of a busine...

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Audit, Risk Management and Assurance

Pitcher Partners has a strong reputation for providing quality independent audit and assur...

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Scaling new heights and exploring opportunities is at the heart of every business journey....

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Business Structuring

The business structure should balance between your short and long term objectives, success...

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International Business Advisory

Forward thinking businesses who strive to maintain competitiveness or achieve strategic gr...

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Succession Planning

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