The world's largest dispute resolution finance team continues expansion with senior appointments

Omni Bridgeway Limited, (formerly known as IMF Bentham), has welcomed talented new colleagues to the team as the company continues its international expansion. The appointments include global leadership positions following the merger of IMF and Omni Bridgeway in November 2019 and important roles in Australia in response to increased appetite for dispute finance solutions. Omni Bridgeway can also announce it is expanding its footprint into New Zealand, where the firm is already active in several actions.

New Appointments
  • Leanne Meyer | Investment Manager, Sydney
    Leanne is a former in-house counsel and joins the Australian Investment Management team to identify and assess investment opportunities and manage funded claims with a focus on finance solutions for corporates.
  • Heather Collins | Investment Manager, Sydney
    Heather augments the Australian Investment Management team to identify and assess investment opportunities with a particular specialisation in financing in the insolvency sector. [Read more.]
  • Niall Watson-Dunne | Associate Investment Manager, Sydney
    Niall joins the Australian Investment Management team to manage due diligence and assist with the management of funded claims. [ Read more.]
  • Gracey Campbell | Associate Investment Manager, Melbourne
    Gracey will undertake due diligence and assistance with managing funded claims for the Australian Investment Management team. [Read more.]
  • Siobhan Hannon | Global Head of Compliance and Risk
    Sydney-based Siobhan is a seasoned compliance and risk specialist who will lead the design and management of the Group’s global compliance framework, encompassing risk management reporting, policies and procedures. [Read more.]
  • Elizabeth Beacham | Global General Manager People & Culture
    Elizabeth is based in Sydney and will lead the company’s global People & Culture strategy and initiatives.
  • Alistair Morgan | General Counsel – Australia and Asia
    Perth-based Alistair will advise the company on transactional and regulatory matters across the Asia Pacific region. [Read more.]
New Zealand Expansion

In addition to the above new appointments, Omni Bridgeway’s geographic footprint is expanding to New Zealand where the company is already funding proposed combustible cladding class actions.

Sydney-based Investment Manager and Head of New Zealand, Gavin Beardsell, is leading the company’s expansion into New Zealand in response to increasing financing inquiries from that market. In New Zealand, Gavin already manages the company’s investments in one of the CBL Corporation shareholder class actions and the proposed combustible cladding class actions involving product liability claims against certain manufacturers of Alucobond and Vitrabond PE core cladding products. [Read more here and here.]