Hamilton Murphy

Corporate & Personal Advisory

Our Team

A wealth of experience.

Richard Rohrt

Richard Rohrt CPA CAANZ

Partner

Richard is a Chartered Accountant (“CA”) and also a member of CPA Australia (“CPA”) with over 20 years insolvency experience with major accounting firms specialising in insolvency and reconstruction. His insolvency experience covers a wide range of industries including building and construction, hospitality, clothing, telecommunications, manufacturing, transport and general retail.

He has over 25 years management experience in the hospitality industry as well as general retail, and his practical experience provides an essential element when dealing with all family businesses.

Richard is a registered liquidator and regularly accepts appointments from the Supreme Court of Victoria and the Federal Court of Australia. Richard is also a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (“ARITA”).

Richard was appointed Liquidator of the former National Builders Group Pty Ltd, one of Victoria’s pre-eminent home builders. Following a series of complex realisations of assets, the Liquidator is preparing to declare a second interim dividend to creditors.

Richard was appointed Voluntary Administrator and subsequently Liquidator to two large international hotels in Tasmania, effectively managing and trading on the two hotels for 10 months whilst successfully negotiating a sale of the businesses to the Best Western group of hotels.

Richard was appointed Receiver to a publicly listed company to resolve a dispute between the appointed liquidator and a conglomerate of secured creditors. Richard ensured that substantial funds were returned to the secured creditors.

Richard’s experience and breadth also covers a range of other family businesses including:

  • Country hotels
  • Restaurants and reception centres
  • Solar suppliers
  • Land developers
  • General retail
  • General manufacturing

Richard’s wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in all family businesses is second to none.

Stephen Dixon

Stephen Dixon

Partner

Stephen specialises in corporate insolvency and personal insolvency. Stephen has over 10 years’ formal insolvency experience including: official liquidations; creditors’ voluntary liquidations; receiverships and agents for the mortgagee in possession; voluntary administrations; problem loan management; investigative accountant’s reports; pre-lending reviews; due diligence reports; turnaround and workout management; and bankruptcy and Part X arrangements.

  • Victoria Titans Pty Ltd: Voluntary Administration, then Deed of Company Arrangement. The company’s previous trading activity was in the sporting and recreational activities industry as it was a National Basketball League Club. The role included seeking a new owner, maintaining relationships with sponsors, liaison with the National Basketball League and importantly, endeavour to maintain the team list during the process.
  • Bizwear Pty Ltd: Administration of high-profile corporate clothing importer and wholesaler. The process included dealing with overseas manufacturers, reviewing and determining numerous Retention of Title claims. Further, the process incorporated significant investigations as the company had a material misstatement in its audited financial accounts.
Leigh Dudman

Leigh Dudman CPA FIPA

Registered Liquidator

Leigh is a Registered Liquidator with over 30 years experience in corporate insolvency. He brings to Hamilton Murphy a wealth of experience and knowledge of insolvency matters and provides staff with insight and input into the carriage and management of their files. Leigh also provides management advice to senior members of the firm.

During his long career in insolvency, Leigh has taken numerous appointments to a range of businesses – from a small family business to complex multi-level corporations. Notably, Leigh was involved in the operation and sale of Bamix Australia and played a significant role in the trade-on operations of two major international hotels in Tasmania. Leigh is also a joint liquidator of a major residential builder that has a number of complex legal issues and actions.

Having been an investigator with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) for close to 10 years, Leigh has an insight into the requirements, responsibilities and obligations of directors and the legal issues that affect directors in an insolvency situation.

Leigh is a member of CPA Australia, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants.

Andrew Mattinson

Andrew Mattinson CPA

Registered Liquidator

Andrew is a Registered Liquidator with extensive experience in business turnaround and recovery. He provides clients with tailored advice drawing on his previous careers in the financial and not-for-profit sectors. This combination makes Andrew a valuable and key member of our team. In addition to formal insolvency work such as liquidations and administrations, Andrew’s service offering extends to assisting companies with due diligence, strategic & operational planning, cash flow management, risk management and the tax effective winding up of solvent entities.

Andrew holds a Degree in Economics & Finance, Master of Accounting, is a CPA member and has completed the insolvency specific higher education course provided by Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

He is passionate about the local community, having been on the Board and acted as Treasurer of Volunteering Victoria, has performed roles such as volunteering at Epworth Emergency, Sunday Coordinator of Auskick, Treasurer of the local kindergarten, Duty Coordinator at Caulfield Little Athletics and Football Coach.

Areas of expertise are:

  • Health
  • Not-for-profit
  • Registered Training Organisations
  • Construction
Bilal Haider

Bilal Haider ASA

Supervisor

Bilal holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with over 7 years experience in the insolvency industry.

Bilal has a wealth of experience in manufacturing, retail, property development, building and construction, transport, and financial investments industries.

Some of Bilal’s key assignments and experience include:

  • Voluntary Administration and Deed of Company Arrangement of a Department of Defence subcontractor manufacturing electronic components units for the Air Warship Destroyer project in Adelaide, SA
  • Liquidation of a furniture manufacturer and wholesale supplier to Target Australia
  • Receivership of Colorado Group (Dianna Ferrari, JAG, Mathers and Williams), a major clothes and footwear retailer with over 400 outlets across Australia
  • Receivership of Fitzroy Island Resort in Far North Queensland, an island resort including a function centre
  • Numerous confidential investigative accountant reports for major banks

Bilal also has extensive experience in pre-insolvency advice, financial modelling, critical financial statements analysis and reporting in various industries.

Bilal is currently undertaking studies with CPA Australia and intends to become a professional member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA).

Bilal is a keen observer of national and international politics and an avid cricketer. He is also a proud supporter of Port Adelaide FC and Melbourne Storm RLC.

Michael Shabani

Michael Shabani

Supervisor

Upon completion of his tertiary studies in Accounting, Michael commenced his career in corporate insolvency in 2008 and has refined his knowledge and experience in the industry over a period of 7 years.

Michael joined the team at Hamilton Murphy in July 2013 and has been exposed to various corporate assignments over a variety of industries and administration platforms. His experience in insolvency has cultivated a special interest and aptitude for conducting forensic investigations for the purpose of pursuing recovery actions, identifying potential corporate breaches and maximising asset realisations.

Michael is presently completing his CPA program and has aspirations of attaining his license to become a registered liquidator.

Matthew Moldrich

Matthew Moldrich CA

Senior Accountant

Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business & Commerce with majors in Accounting and Business Law. He joined Hamilton Murphy in 2013 and has been a valuable member of our team. Matthew has recently completed his studies and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Matthew has close to five years experience in the insolvency industry and has been involved in a number of complex corporate receiverships, trading and non-trading Voluntary Administrations and Liquidations including some high profile companies listed on the ASX.

He brings extensive knowledge of external administrations in various corporate industries including:

  • Agri-business
  • Information Technology
  • Retail
  • Hospitality
  • Building and Construction
  • Transport and Logistics
  • Manufacturing
Caitlin Rohrt

Caitlin Rohrt

Caitlin has 4 years insolvency experience with carriage of smaller files, and assisting senior managers and partners with more complex matters and appointments.

Caitlin has experience in a range of industries including manufacturing, hospitality and retail, information technology and health care. During her time with Hamilton Murphy, Caitlin has assisted with the trade-on and sale of two international hotels in Tasmania, the trade-on and sale of a country Victorian hotel, and a large cereal and biscuit manufacturer in New South Wales.

As a Law/Arts student, Caitlin has undertaken an internship with a boutique law firm specialising in commercial litigation and insolvency matters. Having completed her studies recently, Caitlin is committed to further study in the field of corporate insolvency.

Caitlin is a student member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA).