I’m committed to delivering solutions for all stakeholders.

Kate is a recognised leader in the insolvency and reconstruction industry. She is a Fellow of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA) and member of the association’s state and national boards.

She has credentials as a Registered Liquidator and a Bankruptcy Trustee and a strong track record working with businesses, lenders and stakeholders to undertake formal appointments conduct reviews, investigative assignments and business reconstruction engagements.

With over 20 years industry experience, Kate has been involved in appointments across a broad range of industries including financial services, childcare, tourism and hospitality, transport, manufacturing, property and construction and retail. She has an excellent commercial understanding of key business drivers and ratios which she applies to improve short term business performance and longer term financial viability.

Kate is a key influencer in the industry and offers a unique, innovative perspective to business problem solving. She shares her expertise and specialist knowledge through her participation in industry groups and forums, and has also presented at numerous industry events.

 

Kate’s experience includes:

Landmark Liquidation:  Octaviar Administration and Octaviar Limited  

  • Major financial services group | $210M reconveyed to estate creditors | $55+M dividends paid to unsecured creditors | Full payment of all employee claims | Sale of 45 childcare properties | Recovery of significant related entity and intercompany loans.

Voluntary Administration/Liquidation: Cash Stores

  • Payday lender | 63 stores nationwide | Traded business and continued collection of loan book while negotiating licence agreement of the company’s footprint | Maximised future employment opportunities of 120+ staff  | Reduced trading creditor claims.

Investigative Accountants Reports/ Expert Evidence Reports

  • Numerous appointments for major Australian banks and law firms | Diverse industries and business structures –from small family owned businesses through to complex corporate groups.

Financial Analysis and Structural Review: Childcare group

  • Engaged by a major Australian bank | Bank’s facilities repaid | Streamlined business operations.

Liquidation: Be Aerospace Aust Inc (Aviation operator)

  • Foreign domiciled partner made negotiations complex | Full return to unsecured creditors and a return to members.

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

  • Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy
  • Registered & Official Liquidator
  • Master of Commerce (Law major)
  • Fellow – Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand
  • Fellow – (ARITA) Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association
  • Director –  ARITA (National Board)
  • Committee Member – ARITA (NSW/ACT Division)
  • Member – Australian Institute of Management
  • Member – Turnaround Management Association

Specialist Areas

Kate has specialist expertise in the following service areas:

Resources and Examples of our Work

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