Who we are.

Our story.

Bondi Partners was founded in Washington DC in early 2020 by former Australian Ambassador to the United States, the Hon. Joe Hockey.

Joe identified that despite a deep trade and investment partnership between Australia and the U.S., innovative Australian companies struggled to gain traction in America because of the complexity and noise in the market. At the same time, U.S. firms looking to invest or expand into Australia, often as a strategic foothold into the Indo Pacific, lacked the strategic insights to help chart their course.

And so Bondi Partners – named after the famous Sydney beach where Joe’s parents first met – was born to help elevate the trade and investment partnership between Australia and the United States to the next level. 

With the evolution of AUKUS – a trilateral security pact between Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. – Bondi Partners footprint continues to grow across the Pacific and the Atlantic. Today we have teams in Washington, Los Angeles, Sydney, Canberra and London where we partner with businesses which want to grow and invest across allied and global markets.

Our leadership.

Joe Hockey

Founding Partner & Global President
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Chelsey Martin

Partner & Chief Executive Officer - Americas
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Anthony Lazzoppina

Partner & Chief Executive Officer - Australia
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Richard Spencer

Global Chair
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Melissa Babbage

CFO & COO
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Paul Connolly

Director
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Our team.

Emma Doyle

Managing Director
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Jenny Bonadio

Director - Consulting
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Michelle Wood

Director
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Tony Hockey

Director - Investments
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Sheradyn Holderhead

Director - Communications
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Peta Demery

Chief of Staff - Australia
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Brendan Morris

Senior Associate
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James Galkowski

Associate
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Jacob LeVine

Associate
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Jackson Puckey

Associate
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Georgette Abernethy

Associate
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Our advisors.

Laura Anderson, Australia

Senior Advisor
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Rory Copinger-Symes, U.K.

Senior Advisor
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Amy Dacey, U.S.

Senior Advisor
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John Frey, Australia

Senior Advisor
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Jeannie Lopes, U.K.

Senior Advisor
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Peter McGauran, Australia

Senior Advisor
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Gus McLachlan, Australia

Senior Advisor
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Mick Mulvaney, U.S.

Senior Advisor
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Mark Purcell, Australia

Senior Advisor
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Mike Rogers, U.S.

Senior Advisor
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Paul Scully-Power, Australia

Senior Advisor
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Mark McGowan, Australia

Senior Advisor
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Manisha Singh, U.S.

Senior Advisor
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Mark Weinrich, U.S.

Senior Advisor
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