Bachelor of Business (Accountancy)
Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy
Member, Australian Recovery, Insolvency and Turnaround Association.
Fellow, CPA Australia
Justice of the Peace (Qualified)
Member of the CPA Queensland Public Practice Committee
I am an Official Liquidator, a Registered Liquidator and a Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy with 23 years of experience in the specialization of Insolvency Accountancy .
Prior to establishing my own firm, I worked with specialist and international firms in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and a brief secondment to Cairns. In addition to this, I have had experience conducting matters in Tasmania and regional areas of the eastern states of Australia.
I provides services in corporate insolvency, business recovery, personal insolvency and investigative accounting. My experience is in a range of industries including property, financial services, logistics, manufacturing, tourism and hospitality, IT and professional services.
In The Profession
For the past two years, as a member of the Queensland Public Practice Committee for CPA Australia, I have played an important part in promoting values and standards and providing support and professional development for public practitioners throughout Queensland.
I have also participated as a member of the Australian Recovery, Insolvency and Turnaround Association’s Insolvency Specialist Working Group which reviews and provides comment on the Code of Professional Practice as well as other policy initiatives.
I was appointed by a bank as receiver and manager to a company which owned and operated a major provincial city shopping centre. With the centre slipping into disrepair and tenants failing to renew their leases, my initial objective was to enhance and rehabilitate the property. I entered into possession, collected rent, effected necessary improvements and engaged new tenants. Additionally, the centre’s anchor tenant is likely to renew their lease and upgrade their profile. This matter is ongoing.
A disagreement between two directors of a concrete cutting business working on the Brisbane traffic tunnel network was resolved. One of the directors had applied to place the company into provisional liquidation and I was appointed Provisional Liquidator. I negotiated and resolved the dispute between the directors which subsequently permitted the business to continue to trade under new stakeholder agreements.
I was engaged by a bank as an investigative accountant to a real estate business consisting of 3 separate companies. I identified that lawyers acting on behalf of the bank had registered the mortgage against the wrong company, rendering the bank’s security as worthless. As a result of my investigation, the bank renegotiated and remediated the charge to encumber the intended asset. I was subsequently appointed receiver and successfully sold the business as a going concern.
I was appointed trustee in bankruptcy to a tradesman who attempted to defraud creditors through illegally transferring assets to family members. I arranged for the bankrupt’s family to buy the aforementioned assets and negotiated a cash offer to creditors. The tradesman’s bankruptcy was subsequently annulled, allowing him to return to trade. Over a period of 2 years, the tradesman made a series of contributions to creditors as per the negotiated agreement.