Stewart’s experience spans corporate restructuring, insolvency and forensic accounting
 

Experience

Stewart is a Chartered Accountant, Registered Liquidator, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Turnaround Practitioner and a Victorian Committee Member of the Turnaround Management Association. Stewart has been engaged to provide confidential turnaround advice to directors and/or owners of businesses in various industries including agribusiness, retail, manufacturing, government owned corporations, hospitality and technology. Stewart leads the Victorian Rural and Agribusiness team.

Stewart’s experience ranges from conducting formal insolvency appointments to preparing expert insolvency and forensic accounting reports in various legal jurisdictions. He has undertaken engagements in Australia, the United Kingdom, Asia and South America.

Recent major projects

  • Adviser to Elders Limited in respect of balance sheet restructure and refinancing of syndicated debt 
  • Adviser on the merger of Emeco, Orionstone and Andy’s Earthmoving
  • Adviser to Australian grains marketer and exporter, AWB (Brazil)
  • Appointed as Receiver and Manager of The Littore Wine Group, one of Australia’s largest privately owned vineyards and winery.
  • Adviser to a syndicate of international financiers regarding its exposure to an ASX-listed entity in the technology sector.
  • Appointed as Receiver and Manager of WOW Audio Visual Superstores, one of Queensland’s largest electronic retail chains.
  • Lead role in the administration and subsequent liquidation of Sonray Capital Markets, an investment advisory firm which collapsed owing investors approximately $45 million, and which involved successful court proceedings in the Federal and High Courts of Australia.
  • Adviser to the banking syndicate of one of Australia’s largest and oldest agribusinesses.
  • Adviser to AWB Limited in relation to the orderly wind down of its Brazilian operations.
  • Adviser to UNICEF regarding the flow of donated funds, plant and equipment following the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami.
  • Adviser to Queensland Racing Limited regarding the financial impact to its stakeholders following the Equine Influenza outbreak.
     

 

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