Kenneth Lai
Principal - Melbourne

Kenneth is a Principal in our Corporate Finance Division in Melbourne.

Kenneth is motivated by working collaboratively within teams as this generates new perspectives, fresh ideas and ensures that everyone is working together to achieve a mutual and beneficial outcome. Furthermore, Kenneth enjoys advising on transactions and other services through technology, enabling him to support clients in real time and with in-depth analysis, which translates to making better and more informed decisions regarding a business or client's needs.

Prior to working at RSM, Kenneth held positions of seniority at Big 4 accountancy firms and corporates.

"I thrive off working in a collaborative environment. I have an analytical mind and a strong sense of commercial acumen which allow me to keep on top of tasks as well as maintain a holistic approach towards a project or transaction from its inception until its completion."

During Kenneth's out of office hours, you can find him watching the tennis as he is an avid fan of the sport, who pays close attention to the ATP and WTA tours! 


Kenneth is responsible for providing business and finance services for clients of the Corporate Finance division of RSM, who operate across a wide range of industries, including health, technology, property and construction, retail, manufacturing, and hospitality.

Through his extensive corporate finance experience, Kenneth is able to provide sound advice and innovative solutions in the areas of:

  •    Mergers and acquisition
  •    Corporate developmentcorporate finance image
  •    Due diligence
  •    Private equity
  •    IPOs
  •    Financial planning and analysis
  •    Strategy
  •    Forecasting and financial modelling


  •    He has worked with corporate and private equity clients to navigate through the complexities of transactions, from purchase price negotiations at the start to reviewing the completion accounts at the end.
  •    Financial and vendor due diligence in connection with transactions, across a wide range of industry sectors and jurisdictionskenneth lai illustration
  •    Preparation of investigating accountant's reports including those associated with a prospectus accompanying entity listings on the Australian Stock Exchange


  •    Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


  •    Masters of International Economics and Finance - The University of Queensland
  •    Bachelor of Accounting - University of Malaya