Join the Adara Family

At Adara Development, we look for staff who have a passion to change the world, with top-tier skills and a sense of humour to cope with a high-pressure environment. We have offices located in Australia, the USA, Uganda and Nepal. As part of our Development Philosophy we only hire local staff in Uganda and Nepal.



  • Are you a senior corporate advisor who is passionate about making a difference?
  • Do you have the desire to work with some of the most accomplished minds in the Australian financial services industry?
  • Do you want the chance to join a world-leading ‘business-for-purpose’ at the cutting edge of business/non-profit partnerships, and to play a key role in building and showcasing this model globally?
  • Our business is growing, and we are seeking a senior person to lead our teams and work to the next level.

    An exciting opportunity exists to join a world-leading boutique corporate advisory firm Adara Partners, as the Corporate Advisory Director, reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer.

    Adara Partners is a top-tier corporate advisory firm. It is a distinctive business-for-purpose delivering market-leading corporate advisory services. Adara Partners provides wise counsel, independent financial and strategic advice, and complex commercial problem-solving services to public and private companies and high net worth families. Under its innovative Panel Member structure, clients have access to the expertise of a minimum of two Panel Members who jointly lead engagements, supported by Adara’s corporate advisory team. Adara Panel Members include some of the most distinguished names in corporate Australia.

    Adara Partners builds on 22 years of successful work done by the Adara Group, which is internationally recognised as one of the earliest examples of a business-for-purpose and a completely embedded private-sector and non-profit partnership. The Adara Group was founded by Audette Exel AO and touches the lives of more than fifty thousand people living in poverty each year.

    Please see our website to see our extraordinary 15 Panel Members. Recent media on our business is here.


    You will be responsible for:

  • • Maintaining and growing the business of Adara Partners, including first-class execution of all client mandates at the direction of the Adara Panel Members and the CEO, managing the core Adara advisory team, and business development.
  • • Playing a key role in growing Adara Partners as we take the business to the next level.

    To excel in this position, you will need:

  • • To be a top tier finance professional with at least 7 years’ experience in Australian corporate finance and/or M&A advisory, preferably with experience in more than one industry sector – experience across multiple transaction types an advantage (e.g. corporate strategy, ECM, DCM, capital management, M&A, restructuring, public and private transactions)
  • • A degree or advanced degree in business/finance
  • • To be commercially, operationally, and analytically astute
  • • Great people skills and exceptional communication skills when engaging very senior stakeholders across multiple mediums
  • • High levels of integrity and an ability to maintain complete confidentiality with respect to all engagements
  • • Values aligned with those of the Adara Group, including a passion for social justice and helping others.
  • If you have the skills, the energy and the passion, we would love to hear from you.


    The successful candidate will be based in Sydney. Our office space is in the Adara Group Global Support Office which is a vibrant, bright, and busy office space in Balmain. During COVID-19 our teams are working from their home offices. This is a demanding role where you will need to work at the highest level, often under pressure and with tight deadlines. If you have the skills, the energy, and the passion, we would love to hear from you.

    Applications close on 28 August 2020. If you are interested, please read the Job Description (JD) found here and email a Cover Letter and CV which address the Job Description to Please ensure you include ‘Corporate Advisory Director application’ in the subject line.