Executive Director WA
Cooperative leadership teams that develop prioritised actions to progress towards clear strategic objectives can achieve long-term business viability.
Andrew leads the Perth practice and is responsible for Corporate & Advisory services nationally.
Andrew is motivated to help companies succeed, having seen the personal and social impact when businesses fail.
“Andrew is possessed with a great combination of high technical expertise and concern for his clients. He is able to design creative solutions that take into account both accounting and the wider organisational context. He acts with a high level of integrity and his community work demonstrates the breadth and depth of his social conscience.”
Jeff Bell, Owner, ResultsWise
Andrew trained as a Chartered Accountant, and spent the first twenty years of his professional career working with leading accounting firms in corporate recovery, corporate finance and litigation support roles. After realising that too many companies were ending up in insolvency, with devastating effects for directors, shareholders and their families, Andrew decided there was a gap in the market for company-side assistance.
Andrew typically acts as a strategic adviser to the Boards and stakeholders of mid-market companies helping them navigate challenging situations and achieve positive outcomes. Andrew provides clear business direction to clients with genuine care and understanding.
Andrew works with mid-market companies on projects involving:
- Safe Harbour protection from insolvent trading
- Corporate restructuring
- Turnaround management
- Solvency advice and working capital improvement
- Business transformation and performance improvement
- Stakeholder communication strategies
- Distressed business and asset sales
- Corporate advisory services, including board advisory
- Corporate strategy and strategic planning
- Corporate governance
Andrew has spoken at seminars conducted by Australian Institute of Company Directors, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, CPA Australia, Governance Institute of Australia, Better Boards, Law Society of WA and The Piddington Society.
- Graduate of the Company Directors’ Course
- Chartered Accountant
- B Com (Hons), Commerce, University of Birmingham
- AICD – PwC Director Award for Excellence in the Not-for-Profit Sector
- Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Turnaround Management Association of Australia
Turnaround, restructure and work-out of this diversified group with bank facilities totalling $41.1M at an LVR of 86%. Improved focus on key business metrics led to all businesses operating at above break-even point within 12 months and repayment of $32.5M of bank debt through sale of non-core assets and refinance of core assets.
Work-out for a significant property developer with exposure to multiple financiers totalling $51.9M at an LVR of 98%. Identified and confirmed financiers’ competing objectives, and developed a work-out strategy involving debt reduction through property sale and restructuring of remaining facilities at lower interest rates for extended terms.
Hercules Crane Hire
Strategic review of a business experiencing decreased profitability, increased gearing and inability to service bank loans due to industry downturn. Developed and implemented an expedited sale program while keeping all financiers and creditors on side.
Refer Cablewise case study/turnaround nomination – finalist in the TMA Turnaround of the Year Awards 2014.