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Tracy Knight / Partner, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane

Email
tknight@bris.bentleys.com.au
Phone
+61 7 3222 9777
Fax
+61 7 3221 9250
Office
Bentleys Corporate Recovery
Tracy is a Registered and Official Liquidator with more than 15 years’ experience in the insolvency profession, including at executive level with ASIC and at a 'Big 4' accounting firm.
 
Tracy joined the Bentleys Corporate Recovery team in 2009 and is a partner at Bentleys specialising primarily in insolvency, business turnaround and advisory services.  Tracy has a broad range of experience across various industries including property and residential land development, transport, retail, agriculture and accommodation.
 
Tracy has also worked on a broad range of formal and informal appointments, including her role as key advisor across a number of windings up to return funds to investors of ‘boiler room’ share trading scams on the Gold Coast.
 
At the corporate level, Tracy has led engagements with numerous banks and financiers to prepare business reviews and undertake investigative accountant’s reports.  These reviews have encompassed all manner of companies - from listed companies to smaller SMEs.
 
Her professional advisory skills are underpinned by her detailed understanding of regulatory matters, legislation, policies and procedures.  Tracy has been involved with stakeholders from diverse industry sectors - including health and aged care, tourism, retail, hospitality and gaming, commercial and residential developments and rural businesses.
 
Major Projects:
 
  • Key advisor on major Liquidation: Octaviar Administration and Octaviar Limited
  • With investors and creditors of more than $2.2 billion, Tracy played a key role project managing the team undertaking financial investigations surrounding the collapse of this major financial services group.  Over $145 million in cash, including $32 million recovery of childcare assets in Queensland & Victoria has been secured to date. The liquidation has involved detailed investigations and more than 60 days of public examinations before the Supreme Court.
  • Lead partner on voluntary administration of Skytrans Regional Airlines
  • Tracy was the lead partner of the voluntary administration of a regional airline which saw the novel application of a creditors’ trust to preserve an Air Operating Certificate (AOC) – the first time an AOC has been preserved following an external administration.  Skytrans was acquired by aviation entrepreneur, Peter Collings, and NRL Legend, Johnathan Thurston.
  • Statutory Trustee Appointment: Significant commercial asset
  • Statutory Trustee over significant commercial property asset.  Despite complex negotiations and the requirement for extensive consultation with lawyers and counsel, a contract for sale was executed within six months and the sale price achieved in excess of market value.
  • Key advisor on review engagement within the aged care sector
  • Operational and funding review of a retirement village operation with $10M turnover and assets of $80M
  • Identified and made recommendations relating to misaligned pricing models and inadequate reporting infrastructure.

Committee Positions:
  • ARITA – QLD Committee and Education Sub-Committee Member
  • TMA – QLD Committee Member

Board Positions:
 
  • The Leontine Circle (a not for profit providing financial support to organisations associated with assisting women and children affected by domestic violence);
  • Red House Residential and Day Clinic (a start-up not for profit aimed at providing holistic care to sufferers of chronic eating disorders).

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member of ARITA (Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association)
  • Member of the Turnaround Management Association

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