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People are the greatest asset on the journey towards success.

Advocates, partners and trusted advisors. Meet the EM Advisory Team.

Natasha MandieManaging Director

Natasha has over twenty years of corporate advisory and investment banking experience advising mid-market and technology companies across M&A and capital raising transactions in private and public markets.

Natasha’s strategic and direct approach inspires confidence and lets you know where you stand. Her negotiation, execution and change management experience, coupled with her extensive business networks and renowned tenacity, delivers the best outcome for her clients. Natasha founded EM Advisory in 2011 after senior roles at Credit Suisse and Hindal Group.


Amir PaluchManaging Director

Amir is a skilled M&A and Corporate Finance practitioner having run transactions from initiation through integration both in-house and advisory, along with managing investor relations, corporate restructures and capital raising processes. His analytical and hands-on approach means he’s able to grasp concepts and derive insights quickly, distil complex issues into clear action plans and present articulate pathways.

Prior to joining EM Advisory Amir worked at major Australian corporates including the global digital marketplace business, Envato and Australasian logistics, property and airports group, Linfox. Amir also worked at global investment banks Investec, Goldman Sachs and Rothschild.


Caitlin IlesExecutive Director

Oswald FernandesVice President

Oswald brings 8 years experience in M&A, private equity and venture capital advisory.

Oswald is a keen student of business, with a interest in growth drivers, and how business models can be translated to other industries and geographies. With extensive experience across the food and beverage and technology sectors in both India and the Middle East, Oswald brings a broad perspective on how businesses can scale, as well as how M&A and capital raisings can support this growth.


Adil MoosaVice President

Adil’s finance experience includes leading buy and sell-side M&A transactions from origination to completion, implementing post-acquisition integrations, building long-term growth strategies and raising capital across a range of sectors.

Having held advisory and in-house positions across Auckland, Dubai and Sydney, Adil has built a strong foundation to assist clients solve a range of strategic issues. Adil takes time to thoroughly understand his clients’ objectives in order to maximise client value.

Prior to joining EM Advisory, Adil worked in the M&A teams at KPMG and Deloitte, as well as in-house at Class Limited.


Kasia BlauthAssociate

Kasia brings 3 years of experience in corporate advisory and financial policy analysis. Kasia joined the team in 2018 while completing a Master of Finance at the Melbourne Business School. She thrives while tackling complex business problems and enjoys leveraging her technical skill set to help companies unlock value and achieve their growth objectives. Outside the office, Kasia has demonstrated strong leadership both in Australia and abroad, managing student associations and directing a national ski organisation while competing at the international level in skiing herself.


Gayathri ShankarAssociate

Gayathri brings 4 years’ experience across corporate strategy, business finance and corporate advisory. Gayathri is a Chartered Accountant and has completed two levels in CFA.

She enjoys working with high growth businesses. Her experience in fashion and the retail industry have helped her gain in-depth knowledge of business operations, and develop her core expertise in financial analysis and modelling.


Paul SanghaSenior Analyst

Anna LeggCFO

Anna is an experienced finance executive and company secretary with over 25 years of experience in financial reporting, management and analysis across a wide range of industries including Fin Tech, Biotech, Banking and Finance and Import/Distribution in public, private and government arenas.

Anna is passionate about understanding key business drivers and solving problems. She has an eye for key details and enjoys providing financial insights. Her previous roles include Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at an ASX listed biotech, Financial Analyst at Australia Post and CFO of an early version of Touchcorp Ltd. Anna also loves road riding, sailing and bushwalking and is Treasurer of the St Kilda Cycling Club.


Kylie FaveroPractice Manager

Kylie is an experience administrator, having provided executive level support across a number of industries including finance, logistics and technology, in both Australia and the UK.

Kylie enjoys supporting others to achieve their best, always seeking to find solutions to challenges with a focus on continuous improvement.

Outside of work, Kylie enjoys spending time with her young family and engaging in Italian traditions.