Richard is a Chartered Accountant (“CA”) and also a member of CPA Australia (“CPA”) accumulating over 23 years insolvency experience with major accounting firms specialising in insolvency and reconstruction. He is also a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (“ARITA”) and Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners (“AIIP”). His insolvency experience covers a wide range of industries including building and construction, hospitality, entertainment, clothing, telecommunications, manufacturing, property development, child care, printing, food wholesale, import and export businesses, e-business, 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:
Richard’s wealth of knowledge, experience and expertise in all family businesses is second to none.