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Karen Kelson

Karen Kelson
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Years' Experience

Karen Kelson Associate Director, Registered Liquidator

Karen is a Registered Liquidator with over 20 years’ experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom specialising in Corporate Recovery and Insolvency. Karen is proudly one of only a small number of female Registered Liquidators in Australia.

Karen has been based in Australia since 2006 and has worked with both large insolvency firms and boutique practices as both a partner and director. Karen offers specialist industry experience in building and construction, property development, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and professional service firms.

Karen prides herself in her hands-on approach with all stakeholders, aiming to provide an empathetic approach and to ensure the best possible solution is reached for all concerned. Karen is enthusiastic about the training, development and mentoring of staff as they progress through the insolvency industry.

Karen has acted as Administrator, Deed Administrator and Liquidator, as an advisor to companies and directors, as well as undertaken work with several incorporated associations. Some of the significant matters include:

  • ongoing trading of an auger and farming goods manufacturer in Bendigo to secure a sale of business and ongoing employment of staff.
  • undertook significant investigations of a financial services business based in Sydney funded by the Australian Taxation Office as part of Project Wikenby.
  • worked with the directors of a graduation business to propose a Deed of Company Arrangement supported by a business sale agreement.
  • ongoing trading a café in Warrnambool over the summer period to secure a sale of business and ongoing employment of staff.
  • involved in the orderly wind down of several student unions of some of Melbourne’s leading universities.
  • worked on an application through the Supreme Court pursuant to the Corporations Act 2001 to terminate the winding up of a company including the payment in full of all creditors.

Karen is a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA), INSOL International, the Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners (AIIP), Melbourne Forum of Insolvency Practitioners, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA).