Our Team

Gresham’s Corporate Advisory Team is comprised of 40 executives and 12 senior advisors across our three offices.

Corporate Advisory

Chris Branston
Executive Director, Perth

Corporate Advisory

Chris joined Gresham in 2005 and is an Executive Director of Gresham’s corporate advisory business. From 2006 - 2010 Chris worked in Gresham’s Sydney office before returning to Perth.

Chris has advised on corporate strategy and transactions across a broad range of sectors, including resources and resources services, property, retail, financials, media and telecommunications.

Chris’ transaction experience includes the sale of Perth Energy to AGL Energy; Barminco’s US$350m senior notes offering and its acquisition by Ausdrill; Wesfarmers’ demerger of Coles; Southern Cross Electrical Engineering’s acquisition of Heydey5; Woodside’s partial unwind of the Shell shareholding; the acquisition of Clough by Murray & Roberts; the acquisition of Little World Beverages by Lion; Wesfarmers’ sale of Premier Coal to Yancoal Australia; Wesfarmers’ sale of enGen to Energy Developments; Cedar Woods Properties’ response to a takeover proposal; Telstra’s proposal with the National Broadband Network; Lend Lease’s initial strategic investment in, and subsequent privatisation of, Babcock & Brown Communities; Wesfarmers’ acquisition of Coles Group, and Wesfarmers’ sale of Australian Railroad Group to QR and Babcock & Brown.

Prior to joining Gresham, Chris worked as a solicitor at Blakiston & Crabb (now Gilbert & Tobin), where he advised on capital raisings, mergers & acquisitions and corporate governance.

Chris holds a Bachelor of Laws degree (Distinction) and Bachelor of Commerce degree (First Class Honours in Economics and Finance) from the University of Western Australia and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from FINSIA (National Dux).

Tel: +61 8 9486 7077

Level 3, 28 The Esplanade, Perth WA 6000

Corporate Advisory

Australia’s leading independent M&A and corporate advisory business.

Funds Management

Manager of specialist funds via debt, mezzanine and preferred equity investment and as agent for our international affiliate partners.


Providing a full suite of advisory, financing and structuring solutions to the property and development industry.

Capital Solutions

Gresham offers a range of independent debt solutions including debt advisory, financial restructuring and structured capital.


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Gresham is always looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates who have the drive to solve problems and achieve results on behalf of our clients.