My key focus is leading teams and working with clients to provide time effective solutions to complex matters.

Hugh draws on his 25+ years professional practice experience in both the accounting and legal sectors to provide time effective solutions to complex matters. His unique multi-disciplinary background coupled with his focus on strategic thinking, management expertise and strong communication ensures that engagements under his leadership exceed the expectations of external and internal stakeholders.

Hugh has led numerous engagements in local and global environments including Receiverships, Liquidations, Voluntary Administrations, Deeds of Company Arrangements, Schemes of Arrangement, Investigative Accountants Reports and Expert Reports. His solutions approach has been a critical success factor driving the outcomes in many of these engagements.

Hugh has also led cross-practice teams (e.g. Tax, Audit, Financial Services, Consultants/Experts, Legal) across local and multiple international jurisdictions. A strategic thinker with proven leadership and management skills, Hugh expertly aligns the best matched resources to provide time effective solutions to complex matters.

Hugh’s experience includes:

Financial Review: Aged care operator with multiple sites across New South Wales

  • Engaged by a major Australian bank | Bank facilities c.$50m.

Scheme Administration & Liquidation: ASX listed International Reinsurance Company

  • $200++M in recoveries | Claims management and litigation undertaken across various jurisdictions including Australia, US, UK, Asia and Bermuda.

Advisor to Government and Regulatory Bodies: including Greyhound Racing NSW, NSW Government, Queensland Government

  • Key advisor on high profile, public matters | Financial and operational advisory | Distress advice, supplier reviews and corporate governance issues.

Restructure/Streamlining: Large ASX listed multi-national corporation

  • Removal of approximately 100 companies from corporate restructure.

Litigation Management: Complex matters

  • Matters before all Australian Courts including the Australian High Court and High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Courts of England and Wales | Individual disputes range to c.$100m.

Enforceable Undertaking: Brookfield Multiplex

  • Developed claims management systems and adjudication processes for distribution of c.$30 M funds | Reported to ASIC on the company’s compliance with the undertaking.

Appointments by secured creditors and directors: Various industries

  • Monitoring, reviewing and determining business strategies | Asset sales | Assessing project completion and trading options, including the continuing trading of businesses.

Streamlining/Restructuring assignments: Various industries

  • Review and business operations and personnel/resources to meet financial metrics and capacities | Diverse industry exposure including  property; building and construction; insurance/reinsurance; childcare; retail; financial services; agriculture.

I wanted to specifically communicate with the team to thank them as it was one of the clearest, most concise and logical reports that I have come across in my 20 years in the insolvency industry.

Industry professional (Insolvency and Liquidation) NSW

Qualifications/Professional Memberships/ Appointments

  • Chartered Accountant
  • Registered & Official Liquidator
  • Admitted Solicitor
  • Member: ARITA (Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association)

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Hugh has specialist expertise in the following service areas:

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