About Us

At Restructuring Works we’re specialists in providing confidential, expert advice to directors
of companies in financial distress by focusing on
saving your business and protecting you.

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    Choosing an Advisor

    All companies will occasionally experience financial challenges and at times those challenges will become what we call “financial distress”. Those times are stressful and worrying for a director.

    Unfortunately, most traditional advisers such as accountants, bank managers, lawyers and consultants have insufficient working knowledge of turnaround and restructuring techniques to be of use to a director.

    Our Approach

    Expert Advice From An Experienced Insolvency Practitioner

     

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    At Restructuring Works, we specialise in
    providing advice to small and medium size
    companies and directors of those
    companies.

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    Restructuring Works brings together a team
    of highly experienced professionals from a
    variety of backgrounds including
    restructuring, banking, profit improvement
    and legal.

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    Restructuring Works is a one-stop-shop for a
    director to get a practical understanding of
    their situation and the solutions available.
    We focus on the issues facing the decision
    maker – the company director.

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    Call us and we will meet with you and
    provide confidential free advice. If we
    recommend you use our full services, we’ll
    be clear on what it will cost you, what we will
    do for you and what will be the benefits. In
    most cases we will quote a fixed fee.

    Credentials

    Our professional memberships

    charted accountants

    Chartered Accountants

    association independent

    Association of Independent
    Insolvency Practitioners

    AIIP Board Member in-house

    turnaround management

    Turnaround Management
    Association

    Members in-house

    australian restructuring insolvency

    Association of Independent
    Insolvency Practitioners

    ARITA Members in-house

    Our People

    Meet our Team

    john gibbons

    John Gibbons

    LEAD PARTNER – RESTRUCTURING WORKS

    Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, Registered Liquidator.

    John has more than 30 years specialist experience in corporate recovery, restructuring and reorganisation. He was a Partner of one of the Big4 Accounting firms, Ernst & Young in the Transaction Advisory Services Division for 24 years and Leader of the firm’s National Corporate Restructuring practice. John has focused on delivering optimum results for his clients by providing quality service, whether that be in the field of restructuring, receivership, administration, litigation support or investigation. This has been best demonstrated in a number of Australia’s largest and most complex corporate insolvencies.

    Cliff Sanderson

    PARTNER – RESTRUCTURING WORKS

    Registered Liquidator, Chartered Accountant, Board Member of Association Independent Insolvency Practitioners, Member of Turnaround Management Association, Member Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association

    Cliff is a corporate restructuring specialist with over 30 years of experience in Australia and internationally. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Restructuring Works. In the last 10 years he has been appointed liquidator of over 700 companies. He was a Partner of Ernst & Young for 10 years. His experience ranges from formal appointments in Liquidations and Voluntary Administrations to sale of business, due diligence and valuations. Cliff has been the lead adviser in some of the largest restructurings in the Asia Pacific region.

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    geoff knoke

    Geoff Knoke

    DIRECTOR OPERATIONS

    Member of Association Independent Insolvency Practitioners

    Geoff has over 30 years of experience in banking, insolvency and corporate restructuring. He now specialises in providing advice and solutions to trading business under financial distress. Geoff’s experience includes over 15 years in the insolvency division of a Big4 accounting firm and with a large specialist insolvency firm. The key to Geoff’s ability to understand the complex issues facing a distressed company is his four years of experience as a Corporate Lending and Workout Executive in a mid-tier financier. Geoff is renowned as a great communicator which flows from his Graduate Diploma in Communications which he obtained by way of thesis, examining communication in the insolvency environment. Geoff’s unique experience also includes a Degree in Zoology. Geoff has worked on a range of matters from large corporate insolvencies to voluntary wind ups of small businesses.

    Brad Vincent

    SENIOR CLIENT ADVISOR

    Bachelor of Commerce majored in Marketing

    Brad has been providing advice to directors of companies in financial distress for 10 years. Brad will probably be your initial contact at Restructuring Works and you will he has the ability to quickly grasp the situation you face and can quickly point you in the right direction. After 10 years of being an advisor, Brad has developed an excellent understanding of the legal and practical issues facing a director of an insolvent company – it is rare for a director to throw a new situation at Brad. You will find him understanding and sympathetic, but above all practical. Brad will provide the cool head in a stressful situation.

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    Contact Us

    Restructuring Law can be a complex area and circumstances vary, so we recommend a telephone call for your initial consultation. We will then gladly meet you or just confirm our advice and quote in writing.

    Please either give us a call or submit the form and we will get back to you.

    1300 166 765