Our People

Meet our people who work collaboratively and passionately with clients to strategically overcome challenges and optimise on opportunities.

Our clients have access to a team of experts with specialised industry knowledge, experience and passion for improving the world as they see it. Every day they are working to bring fresh and innovative solutions to the challenges facing our clients.

Our people are passionate,energetic and eager to apply their diverse range of skills and experience from fields including academia, business, government, arts, engineering, economics, accounting, tax, finance, health and law.


Andrew McLennan Managing Partner

Andrew McLennan is a Partner of Kings & Goodman. He leads the firm in its strategy and mission to deliver the best client results in the management consulting industry. Andrew lived and worked in Nigeria in the early nineties. He worked for a local organisation involved in healthcare, community developments, education and training. During this time he travelled to most major cities and developed a strong understanding and connection to Nigerian culture and society. His relationship with Africa has continued since then and has included interaction with various aid organizations in several African nations and regions. Andrew has also worked in banking and finance in Australia and the United Kingdom. In London he helped establish and manage an investment company that gave clients exposure to European and North American equities, futures and options. Returning to Australia in 2000 he launched into a new sphere, establishing his own business focused on corporate training and education which operates across Queensland and New South Wales.

He is passionate about the emergence of developing economies and the opportunities and possibilities that exist for the continent and those who partner with Kings and Goodman. He is a graduate of the University of Queensland, Australia.

Andrew is the managing partner of Kings and Goodman. He is the driver behind ensuring the best results for clients and positioning Kings and Goodman as a leading management consulting firm.

His expertise range across many sectors and he has played a part in many major developments in global finance markets. He has a long and proud history of working with African organisations and is passionate about the emergence of developing economies.

Jon Richardson Partner

Jon is a Partner at Kings and Goodman and international and strategic engagement lead. Jon is a former diplomat with more than 30 years’ experience in the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He served most recently as Australian High Commissioner to Nigeria (2013-15) with non-resident accreditation to Cameroon, Gabon, Niger, Benin and The Gambia. From 2004-2008, Jon was High Commissioner to Ghana with responsibility for Cote d’Ivoire, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia and Togo.

As High Commissioner, Jon developed high level contacts with political, government, business, civil society and opinion leaders; provided analysis of political and economic developments; advocated Australian views on a range of international issues;undertook frequent public speaking and media engagements; oversaw Australian development programs; and helped to resolve sensitive consular cases. He played a very active role in promoting trade and investment, with a strong focus on the resources sector, education and infrastructure. In DFAT’s Africa Branch 2008-11, Jon played a key role in elaborating and implementing the then Government’s policy of strengthening Australia’s engagement with Africa, focused on four pillars – political and security cooperation, economic ties, development assistance, and people-to-people links. Jon also headed DFAT’s Resources and Business Liaison Section, representing Australia at the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and the Kimberley Process on Conflict Diamonds.

In 2001-04 he was lead negotiator on Australia’s Free Trade Agreements with Singapore and the United States, and served earlier in his career in London, Moscow and Belgrade. Jon earned his MBA from Henley Business School, UK and a First class from the Australian National University (BA Hons, First Class).

Jon is a leader in international and strategic engagement. With his extensive experience as a diplomat he developed lasting contacts with political, government, business and civil leaders. He has played a significant role in shaping Australia’s foreign policy and through doing so has driven extensive trade and investment.

Michael Smith Regional Director

Michael is the Country Leader of Kings & Goodman in West Africa. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s strategy, team and operations across KG’s West Africa network of offices.Over the course of the years, Michael has served in a variety of roles across several organisations, including roles as MD/CEO, Divisional Head and Corporate Relations and Company Secretariat of United Bank for Africa (UBA) Foundation. Michael also was Head, Corporate Affairs and Marketing at Stanbic Bank Nigeria, now Stanbic IBTC Bank (a member Standard Bank Group, Africa and amongst several roles across legal and business sectors in Nigeria Michael has over 28 years’ experience in delivering Corporate and Communication strategic advisory services. Michael is a thought leader, a major player with excellent social graces who is comfortable and adept at working with top decision makers. His acute emotional intelligence, tireless energy and people skills enable him to add value through a complete project life-cycle: from strategic visioning and detailed requirement denition to solution development and implementation.

Michael leads Kings and Goodman in West Africa operations. He has served in several senior positions in the Banking sector. He has a knack for people and endless drive for strategically bringing vision to reality.

Anthony Uagboe Partner / Lagos

Anthony Uagboe is one of the founding partners of Kings and Goodman and is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Anthony has over 20 years’ experience in delivering advisory services, banking and financial services. Tony has served in a variety of roles, with extensive experience covering Retail and Corporate/ Investment banking; having worked in Santander Bank England, Zenith Bank Nigeria and Exxon Mobil. Tony has an MSc in International Strategy and Economics from the prestigious University of St. Andrews United Kingdom and is also a member of the Institute of Customer Service U.K. His areas of expertise include strategic business development, transaction structuring, project financing, sales and negotiations;and he has been involved in several significant transactions in the financial sector in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Anthony currently sits on the Boards of a number of companies including Promeil Resources Limited and CFS Multi Network International.

Anthony is a long committed founding member of Kings and Goodman. His area of expertise extends across retail, corporate and finance sectors and involve a comprehensive range of skills and services.

Blessing Agada Partner / Business Development

Blessing Agada is a Partner and leads a team of professionals responsible for business development and emerging markets for Kings & Goodman globally. He is responsible for all aspects of the firm’s team and operations across KG’s global network of offices. Over the course of the years, Blessing has served in a variety of roles across several organisations, including roles in Law in Nigeria and Australia, banking in Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, in government with Queensland Government and in energy and resources sector .

Blessing received his Masters in Law from the University of Queensland, Australia, Law Degree (LLB Hons) from the University of Jos, Nigeria, Post Graduate Diploma in Law from Griffith University and Diploma in Project Management from the Australia Institute of Management. Blessing is a Solicitor and admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, Australia and the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Blessing sits on the board of several companies. He is an executive member of the management council of the Australian-African Business Council (Queensland). He is Secretary General of the Nigerian Community Association in Queensland and a former member of the Advisory Council Board of the Queensland African Communities Council.

Blessing is a leader of Kings and Goodman’s business development. He has extensive professional experience across many sectors and has a served in many executive positions in both the private sector and community organisations.

Ray Dye Associate Partner/ Brisbane

Ray has over 30 years experience in retail, manufacturing, service industry, importing and distribution, and business broking. For most of his commercial life, he has focused on business, as a source of wealth for developing nations and remains convinced that business is the only viable solution for the Challenges of developing nations. Ray Dye was born in Kenya, East Africa. He lived in South Africa from 1970 until 2001. He has started and successfully managed businesses in South Africa, Canada and Australia. Ray points to Africa as a sleeping giant that has matured enough to embrace carefully placed and monitored investment. It is culturally rich and currently experiencing huge market growth. Ray has also served in the Chamber of Commerce and Industry as an executive member at a Provincial level and as an alternate member at a National level.

Ray is a motivated and driven member of the Kings and Goodman team, with over 30 years experience across many industries in South Africa, Canada and Australia. He maintains that Africa is a sleeping giant and aims to drive business as a source of wealth for developing nations.

Victor Asoyo Partner / Brisbane

Victor is a strategic leader with Kings & Goodman. He is a very diligent, well balanced and determined individual who aims to achieve objectives as part of a successful business. Victor has the experience and capabilities to deliver in various areas of business growth and start-ups. Victor obtained a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and admitted to Supreme Court of South Australia in December 2004. He also obtained his Bachelor of Laws LLB from the University of Adelaide, Australia and a Bachelor of Science (Jurisprudence) also from the University of Adelaide. Victor is a solicitor to the High Court of Australia. Victor is a Partner of one of Australia’s top Law Firm’s. He has an active role in commercial transactions acting for major banks, mezzanine financier’s and private lenders. He specialises in construction finance, property finance, general security advice and debt factoring. He has a strong community involvement and believed in the potential for Africa to be the next frontier to those seeking opportunities to grow and expand.

Victor is Kings and Goodman’s’ strategic leader. His key to success is effective goal setting. His approach is well-balanced and his expertise comes from working in both the private business sector and justice sector. Victor is heavily involved in the community and believes Africa is the next frontier for growth.

Dr Frank O Agada Senior Adviser on Health

Dr Agada specializes in healthcare delivery, governance and strategy. As a trained Consultant Head and Neck Surgeon and a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh, in the United Kingdom, Dr Agada has a deep understanding of best practice in healthcare delivery in the frontline. He is well travelled and has significant experience in the management of health-related issues in developing countries, having spent significant time training and working in Nigeria and Ghana. Dr Agada has also spent some time visiting the USA and has had the opportunity of observing medical practice at John Hopkins, Baltimore and other New York Hospitals. With shifting population and growing diversity of health needs, as well as increasing pressure on limited budgets, Dr Agada leads the Kings Goodman Health care advisory team made up of world class health experts. Dr Agada provides strategic advisory services on health care delivery and management systems. He has over 35 peer review publications and has written chapters in several textbooks. Dr Agada is very passionate on health care delivery and sustainability.

Dr Agada offers extensive experience to the Kings and Goodman healthcare advisory team. He is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and has experience on the frontline of healthcare management in developing countries. His focus is on realising effective delivery and sustainability.

Dr Abigail Zibrook Partner/ Brisbane

Dr Abigail Zibrook leads the communication and developmental unit of Kings & Goodman. Abi
is an award-winning Marketing and Communication Consultant with over twelve years’
experience across sectors including public sector management, government, and
international development. Dr Abi obtained her PhD from Griffith University. She is also a Research Fellow at the University. Abi currently sits on the boards of several companies and also serves at different levels within the multi-cultural community in Australia.

Dr Zibrook is a communications and development leader within Kings and Goodman. Her extensive marketing experience has seen her working within public sector, government and international development organisations. She is also passionate about multi-cultural community development and serves at different levels of such community organisations.

Dooter Malu Senior Manager / New York

Dooter Malu leads Kings & Goodman’s strategic engagement in North America. Dooter
is an international law and development professional with over 10 years experience in
project management, law reform, financial institutions, human rights and international
criminal law. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School, and previously served as the Head of the Freedom of Information Unit at the Human Rights Commission in Nigeria, responsible for promoting and enforcing the recently enacted freedom of information law among federal government departments and agencies in Nigeria. Dooter worked with the office of the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court and the United Nations Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia both in the Netherlands, where he was involved in the prosecution o suspects responsible for the 2007 post election violence in Kenya and the Srebrenica massacre respectively. Dooter also served as an in-house counsel for Keystone Bank in Lagos, Nigeria for many years where he coordinated the legal work of 35 branches of the bank and handled over 1000 individual transactions in the process. He is currently a consultant with Robert Half Legal in Washington DC, United States. Dooter holds Master of Laws degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Turin in Italy. He has served as a delegate at the Nigeria-Switzerland Political Dialogue on Human Rights and a reader for the Mandela Washington Fellowship 2015. He Is the Co-Chair of the Harvard Law School Black Alumni Reunion and is a member of In Vino Vertias at the Harvard Law School.

Dooter is a strategic leader with Kings and Goodman. He has over 10 years of professional experience in both legal and developmental organisations, practicing in many high-level cases whilst also serving senior legal positions. Dooter is still heavily involved in community and academic organisations such as the Mandela Washington Fellowship and Harvard Law School.

Devin Ingram Business Analyst / Brisbane

Devin is passionate about building capacities of both business and social institutions in Developing countries. He has experience in startups and growing community organisations to scale. He keenly applies this experience to analysing possible opportunities for Kings and Goodman clients.

Devin has a strong passion for developing nations, having lived in South Africa and Botswana most of his life. He has worked on capacity building projects in South Africa, Zimbabwe Botswana, Namibia, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Uganda. His passion is for the upliftment and economic inclusion of developing nations in broader regional and global activities. Devin is currently working on expanding his capacity to drive economic and social change through a Bachelors of Economics Degree at the University of Queensland, Australia. Devin has been involved in overseeing strategic business growth in several community organisations.

Amanze Ejiogu Associate Partner (Strategy and Law) / Scotland

Amanze serves in the strategy and law unit of Kings and Goodman. He has worked on several law related consultancy briefs. Amanze has extensive work experience as an accountant and later as a consultant with both Deloitte and KPMG. He is a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He currently sits on the ACCA Scotland Committee, is a member of the Board of Management of the Grampian Housing Association and a Commissioner on the Public Works Loans Board. He is also an Associate member of ICAN (Institute of Chartered Accountants in Nigeria) and a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Amanze has impressive work experience as both an accountant and a barrister and solicitor. He holds senior positions on multiple accounting associations in Scotland as well as a serving member of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Philip Yisa Partner / Abuja

Philip Yisa is a Partner based in Abuja, Nigeria. He is a dynamic legal practitioner with vast experience in commercial and corporate law has earned him the confidence of clients who range from individuals, corporations, government agencies and ministries within and outside Nigeria. He is a graduate of the University of Aberdeen where he holds a Masters of Laws degree in International Commercial Law. As an active legal practitioner and mediator, Philip has successfully negotiated and closed deals with international partners looking to do business in Nigeria. Companies including KapAfrica Group, Vopnet Nigeria Limited, Raylip Investment Limited have relied on his legal and business nous in helping their business achieve set goals. He has also carried out various works with the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC), Nigeria Investment Promotion Council (NIPC), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), just to mention a few in the areas of due diligence checks. He has mentored and trained other members of staff and clients such as business development managers and in-house legal practitioners on key legal considerations, such as legal documentation, basic legal concepts and risk allocation and Internet based legal research. Philip is a Graduate member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Abuja Branch, Member Oil and Gas Forum, African Regional Forum of the International Bar Association (IBA). He has attended several conferences and seminars within and outside the shores of Nigeria.

Philip is an experienced and dynamic legal practitioner that has facilitated the entry of multiple international partners into Nigeria’s business sector. His legal and business nous have also have also enabled him to carry out due diligence for both public and private sector. He is a lifelong learner and never shies from sharing his knowledge.