In Focus: Katy Lawrence, VRG Australia
Q. Who is Leadenhall?
A. Leadenhall is a leading Australian independent valuation firm serving clients from a wide range of industries. We focus on providing technically robust valuations that are also commercially reasonable.
Our clients include ASX top 50 public companies, medium sized private companies, government business and multinational companies with operations in Australia. We serve clients around Australia from our two offices located in Sydney and Adelaide. We are also proud to service clients all over the world, as the Australian member firm of VRG.
Q. What areas of your expertise contribute to the strength of VRG’s client service platform?
A. We bring our local knowledge of the Australian market, legal / regulatory framework and common practices to each of these areas, assisting VRG clients with Australian valuation requirements.
Q. How do clients benefit from a relationship with VRG Australia?
A. We pride ourselves on providing technically robust and commercially reasonable valuation opinions. The benefits of working with us include:
- Hands on senior staff which enables quicker, more informed decisions
- Cost certainty with fixed fees
- Efficient use of your time and a proactive client management process to help you meet your deadlines
- Commercial and technical expertise that ensures valuation outcomes will withstand scrutiny from stakeholders.
Q. We see that Leadenhall is currently celebrating its 40th anniversary. Tell us a little about your firm’s heritage.
A. Our firm’s name is based on London’s Leadenhall Market and was inspired by our founder’s connection to the UK and the market’s long history as a trading site. Our logo represents the unique ceiling of the building and symbolizes our reliability, our understanding of (financial) markets and the clarity with which we provide our advice.
Q: Katy, as the newest member of the Leadenhall director team, what areas of growth do you predict within the next five years?
A. In the past five years our team has grown significantly to a now a team of approximately 20 professional staff. We intend to grow this to approximately 30 over the next two to three years, allowing us to increasingly focus on specific areas of opportunity. This will allow us to further improve our industry and technical knowledge in our selected areas.