Martin Aitchison

  • Beachhead Advisor, South East Asia

Martin is an investor and advisor who can draw on 30 years’ experience in the finance industry to advise New Zealand companies about doing business in Southeast Asia.

A globetrotting Kiwi, he has spent much of his career working overseas in London, Sydney and now Singapore where he is a principal of Stepping Stone – an equity partner providing CFO, accounting and compliance services that enables growing businesses to establish a presence in Southeast Asia.

Martin is a strong advocate for New Zealand business, having served on the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce (Singapore) Board for four years including two terms as President.

A Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) and Chief Financial Officer (CFO), his areas of expertise include mergers & acquisitions, raising capital through public and private channels and providing advice to start-up companies in Southeast Asia.

Martin is keen to share his knowledge and help New Zealand companies navigate business in Southeast Asia.

Advisory Area

Mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, start-ups, market entry, business development, strategy

Sector Expertise

Finance, financial markets, media, marketing services, FMCG, professional services


Martin has specific experience working within Singapore and South East Asia