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Corporate Advisory

Corporate Advisory

The right advice at the right time

From growing your business through merger or acquisition to simply exploring your options, a Bentleys expert advisor can help ensure the best possible outcomes.

If you are an ASX-listed entity, private company or government organisation we can help you by:

  • managing mergers and acquisitions
  • structuring and restructuring companies
  • preparing corporate and business valuations
  • preparing independent or investigating accountant’s reports
  • providing ASX listings and initial public offer (IPO) advice
  • preparing independent expert’s reports to assess shareholder transactions
  • independent or investigating accountant’s reports
  • due diligence reviews
  • providing outsourced chief financial officer and corporate secretarial services
  • providing corporate financial management
  • providing corporate governance services.
  • negotiating with administrators, creditors and shareholders
  • assisting in recapitalisation of public listed companies

Think ahead. Talk to a Bentleys Advisor today.

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Peta Grenfell

Managing Director, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Peta is the Managing Director of the Bentleys Sunshine Coast office and works closely with clients in many industries.

Ben Cameron

Managing Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ben Cameron is the Managing Partner of Bentleys Brisbane and head of the firm’s specialist Agribusiness Team.

Nigel Banks

Director, Business Services, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0701
The Chairman and founder of the Sydney practice, Nigel Banks specialises in Business Advisory, assisting high-net-worth individuals and SMEs. Nigel also represents Asia Pacific as a Board Member of Kreston International.

Kevin Cranfield

Director, Business Services, Audit, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0702
Kevin Cranfield is a founder and Managing Director of the Sydney practice and a member of the Bentleys Australia Board. With a diverse client base, Kevin specialises in Business Advisory and Audit services.

Peter Tran

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Peter is a Partner in the Business Services Division of Bentleys. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than fourteen years’ experience in the accounting profession. Peter joined Bentleys in 1998.

Bob Evett

Director, Audit, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0716
As the lead Audit and Assurance Director in Sydney, Bob has over 30 years experience in Business Advisory and Audit services. Bob's specialties include clients in the Charities and Not-For-Profit sector.

Robin Allardice

Director, IT and Innovation, Hobart, TAS +61 3 6242 7008
‘I enjoy solving clients’ problems!’ As a passionate proponent of quality technology within the accounting industry, particularly cloud based solutions, Robin has demonstrated that the paperless office is not a myth but can be a reality.

Heath Shonhan

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Heath is a Business Advisory Partner in Brisbane. His national and international experience is underpinned by specialist focus in industries including health and aged care, family-owned businesses and community organisations.

Nick den Heijer

Director, Auckland, New Zealand +64 9 600 3901
Nick den Heijer is a director of the Auckland practice and one of the firm’s founders. He leads the transaction services, financial reporting and outsourcing teams.

Mark Chapman

Chief Executive Officer, Brisbane, QLD 07 3222 9777
Mark is the Chief Executive Officer of Bentleys and he works out of Bentleys head office; which is co-located with the Bentleys Queensland office in Brisbane.

Patrice Sherrie

Director, Specialist Advisory, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Patrice has three decades experience in chartered accounting and commerce and an extensive background in the finance and property sectors.

Martin Power

Partner, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Martin is a Partner within the audit and corporate advisory services division. He is a certified internal auditor and a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and Ireland.

Fab Fanayan

Director, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I love working closely with my clients and being part of their success! Giving client’s peace of mind that their financial affairs are in order and being their trusted advisor is what I enjoy”

Philip Rix

Managing Director, Financial & Corporate Advisory Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I’m excited about the opportunity to have a positive impact on the financial affairs of each and every one of my clients. It is enormously satisfying knowing that I have assisted them in some small way, whatever that may be

Jon Carcich

Director, Taxation & Business Services, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I get a real buzz when I coach a company through a particularly difficult time and see the management success and reach their business goals”

John Gibbons

Director, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 8078 2100
John is a Director in Bentleys Corporate Recovery Sydney. John’s professional career spans over 30 years.

James Hyett

Partner, Melbourne, VIC +61 3 9018 4666
James is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 0957324).

Ashley Carle

Director, Audit, Brisbane, Bentleys, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ashley is a Director in the audit division at Bentleys. She has experience in conducting external and internal audits across a wide range of industries and entities.

Leonie Taylor

Partner, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
After joining Bentleys in 1979, Leonie was appointed associate in 1988 and admitted to partnership in 1991.

Hugh Armenis

Partner, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 8078 2100
Hugh has practised in both accounting and legal firms during the last 25 years and has been a Partner at Bentleys since 2012.

Kate Barnet

Partner, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 8078 2100
Kate is a Partner with Bentleys Corporate Recovery in Sydney. With credentials as a Liquidator and Bankruptcy Trustee, Kate has been involved in appointments across a broad range of industries.

Ranko Matic

Director, Corporate Advisory, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
“I enjoy building long term relationships with my clients and taking the time to really understand their business and processes”

Brendon Murray

Partner, Sunshine Coast, Sunshine Coast, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Brendon Murray is a Partner in the Business Services division of Bentleys Chartered Accountants. He has been with Bentleys since 2002.

Leonie Taylor

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
After joining Bentleys in 1979, Leonie was appointed associate in 1988 and admitted to partnership in 1991.

James Allen

Director, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
With a passion for entrepreneurism and a background in agribusiness, James supports a diverse range of clients in their growth and development.

Brendon Murray

Partner, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Brendon Murray is a Partner in the Business Services division of Bentleys Chartered Accountants. He has been with Bentleys since 2002.

Jodi Lupton

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Jodi is a Director in the Business Advisory division, and is a Self- Managed Superannuation Specialist.

Stewart Douglas

Partner, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Stewart is a Partner with the Bentleys Audit team. He has over 16 years audit and professional experience – which started with several years’ tenure with the Audit division at one of the 'Big 4' firms in Brisbane.

Tina Kiernan

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Tina is a Director in the Business Services division of Bentleys, and has been with the firm since 2000.

Tracy Knight

Partner, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
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.

Dean Steer

Partner, Tax, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Dean is a Partner in the tax consulting division in Brisbane, with specialist expertise in corporate taxation.

Lauren Welk

Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Lauren Welk is a Director at Bentleys within the Business Services division. Lauren has over fifteen years' experience specialising in business advisory and tax planning services.

Ryan Rostron

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ryan joined Bentleys in 2007. He is a Chartered Accountant and an Associate Director in the Business Services division.

Greg Bell

Client Director, Audit, Sydney, Sydney, NSW +61 2 9220 0781
Greg is a client director in the Audit and Assurance group of Bentleys NSW Audit.

Scott Field

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Scott is an Associate Director within the Business Services division of Bentleys. He has over eleven years experience in the accounting profession.

Rohan Dunsdon

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Rohan is an Associate Director and an active member of the Bentleys Agribusiness specialist team. He is a key member of the team for advising on large scale transactions in the cattle industry.

Paul Matthews

Associate Director, Internal Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Paul is an Associate Director and Internal Audit and Risk Management Specialist in the Audit division at Bentleys. Paul has over eighteen years’ experience as an auditor and accountant.

Peta Bourne

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Peta Bourne is an Associate Director within the Business Services division of Bentleys. She joined Bentleys in 2004 as an undergraduate and has qualifications in Business and Information Technology.

Sharon Waldron

Associate Director, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Sharon is an Associate Director within the Bentley’s Business Services division. She joined Bentleys in 1998.

John Whittle

Associate Director, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
John is a qualified legal practitioner with a multi-disciplinary background and over 35 years’ experience in the UK and in Australia in insolvency and corporate advisory positions.

Ulli Bendle

Consultant, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Ulli joined the Sunshine Coast office in 1983 and has over thirty years experience in the region.

Andrea Betti

Senior Manager, Corporate Advisory, Perth, Perth, WA +61 8 9226 4500
I pride myself on being able to critically think, to strategise and assist my clients to think outside the square.

Austin Gibbs

Manager, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Austin is a Manager in the Audit team at Bentleys. He has over twelve years’ experience in audit and assurance.

Kelly Wheelahan

Manager, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane, QLD 07 3222 9768
Kelly is a Chartered Accountant with over 10 years’ experience. She joined the Bentleys Corporate Recovery team in 2014.

Janelle Preston

Manager, Caloundra, QLD +61 7 5436 0300
Janelle is a Manager with more than 30 years industry experience. She is an SMSF specialist.

Margaret Tanwan

Manager, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Margaret commenced work with Bentleys in the Business Services division in 1983 and was appointed a manager of the firm in 1989.

Adam Treffiletti

Manager, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW 02 80782100
Adam is a Manager with Bentleys Corporate Recovery in Sydney. He joined Bentleys in 2009.

Luke Mulheran

Manager, Caoundra, QLD + 61 7 5436 0300
Luke has been with the Sunshine Coast team since 2008 and has a multi-disciplinary background.

Nicole Burton

Manager, Tax, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Nicole joined Bentleys in 2007. Initially Nicole worked in the Business Advisory Services division before moving into the Taxation Consulting division.

Teresa Marsoke

Manager, Business Services, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Teresa is a Manager within Bentleys Business Services division and has over 14 years experience in the accounting profession.

Sally Pace

Manager, Corporate Recovery, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD 07 3222 9768
Sally Pace is a chartered accountant and qualified legal practitioner. She has a depth of experience in corporate recovery, having worked across liquidations, bankruptcies, receiverships and investigative accountant’s reviews.

Stephen Wicks

Manager, Corporate Recovery, Sydney, Sydney, NSW 02 80782100
Stephen is a Manager with Bentleys Corporate Recovery in Sydney. He joined Bentleys in late 2012.

Ben Pepperell

Manager, Audit, Brisbane, Brisbane, QLD +61 7 3222 9777
Ben has over ten years’ experience across a wide range of clients, including local government, universities, independent schools, childcare, licensed clubs, aged care, agribusiness, corporate and other not-for-profit organisations.

Liz McCabe

Associate, Business Advisory, Adelaide, Adelaide, SA +61 8 8372 7900
An experienced business advisor, Liz has local and international experience across a broad range of industry sectors.