My multi-disciplinary background enables me to provide well-rounded solutions to my clients.
John is a qualified legal practitioner with qualifications as an economist and a multi-disciplinary background in finance, accounting, engineering and IT.
He has over 35 years experience in the UK and in Australia in insolvency and corporate advisory positions. John’s insolvency and corporate recovery experience have included tenure in two of the ‘big 4’ accountancy firms in the UK, working on complex projects in the UK and Northern Ireland.
John’s commercial experience in Australia has included start-up financial modelling assignments, business re-engineering and turnaround operations and corporate finance activities.
Key career highlights include:
- Managing the insolvency, trading and sale of what was then the 3rd largest European computer wholesaler. The sale was the first achieved in the UK where all creditors were fully paid and shareholders received a return on their investment.
- Management, over an extended period, and subsequent sale of an engineering business in north Belfast that was a significant local employer.
- Planning and financial modelling exercises for a start-up airline.
- Finance director of a long-established engineering group.
John also has a background in business management and consulting. He has undertaken various roles, including finance director of a specialist component manufacturer for the aeronautic, defence and racing car industries and as a consultant to a wide variety of Queensland-based companies.