Meet Our New Partners

The Partners at McGrathNicol are delighted to announce the promotion of five new Partners. We congratulate and welcome Darren Hopkins, Shane Bell, Kathy Sozou, Janine Thompson and Rob Brauer to the partnership. They are all outstanding professionals trusted by clients to provide high quality, independent and technically excellent advice.

Kathy Sozou
Kathy specialises in independent business and diagnostic reviews for both private and public sector participants, turnaround planning, cash management, operational restructuring and insolvency appointments. Kathy has industry sector experience in the debenture fund industry, government and health advisory, furniture and electrical retailing, franchising, food wholesaling and investment banking.

Darren Hopkins
Darren specialises in analysing digital evidence, technology based investigations, cyber incident response and technology advisory. Darren has industry sector experience in business services, construction, financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, not for profits and technology.

Janine Thompson
Janine specialises in dispute advisory and forensic investigations. Janine has extensive experience across a range of industries including consumer products, resources, financial services, government, construction, manufacturing, property and construction and transport.

Rob Brauer
Rob works across our Advisory and Restructuring practices. He works with lenders and directors of distressed businesses advising or implementing restructuring options. Rob also has a strong background in advising performing corporates through a range of changes or challenges. Rob’s industry experience includes mining, mining services, construction and engineering, agribusiness, manufacturing and hospitality.

Shane Bell
Shane specialises in the management of technology and risk in business, with a particular focus on cybersecurity, privacy, information governance and incident management. Shane has extensive government and industry experience and works mostly with clients in the media, telecommunications, technology, financial services, retail, construction, defence and utilities sectors.