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The TMA board of directors consist of highly regarded professionals who are deeply connected to the Turnaround industry. Many run their own businesses and dedicate a significant proportion of their own time to the TMA and the overall betterment of the Turnaround industry. They are committed to corporate renewal and the benefits it can bring to the economy, business prosperity and especially to people.

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Chair

Jade Rowarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Jade Rowarth

Chair

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Sal Algeri

Deloitte

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Sal Algeri

Regional Committee Member

Deloitte

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Jeremy Bertram

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited

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Jeremy Bertram

Regional Committee Member

Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Limited

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Peter Bowden

Gilbert + Tobin

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Peter Bowden

Regional Committee Member

Gilbert + Tobin

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Steve Conolly

Atos Australia

Steve has worked for MNC's for most of his career, primarily with Engineering and Technology based companies. For the past 16 years, Steve has undertaken roles as CRO and CEO with global firms. Steve helps companies secure their businesses in times of operational and financial crisis,

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Steve Conolly

Regional Committee Member

Atos Australia

Steve has worked for MNC's for most of his career, primarily with Engineering and Technology based companies. For the past 16 years, Steve has undertaken roles as CRO and CEO with global firms.

Steve helps companies secure their businesses in times of operational and financial crisis, instilling stakeholder confidence during a turnaround while managing legal, financial, forensic, IR and other specialist advisors that may be required for specific activities.

Turnaround engagements have been up to five years in duration, the largest which Steve led spanned the US, UK, Europe, Canada, SE Asia and Japan.

Industry experience

Defence, Engineering, Maritime, Industrial, Automation & Control, IT and Global Technical Services.

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Rick Drury

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Rick Drury

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Sebastian Hams

KordaMentha

Sebastian has twenty years experience in commerce, business advisory, restructuring and recovery, with involvement in a range of traditional insolvency assignments, business reviews and complex project management roles. Sebastian also has considerable experience in business sale processes both in formal insolvency and traditional scenarios. Sebastian has

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Sebastian Hams

Regional Committee Member

KordaMentha

Sebastian has twenty years experience in commerce, business advisory, restructuring and recovery, with involvement in a range of traditional insolvency assignments, business reviews and complex project management roles. Sebastian also has considerable experience in business sale processes both in formal insolvency and traditional scenarios.

Sebastian has experience leading turnaround consultancy projects, including a number of formal and informal interim CFO roles, strategic project management roles, reviewing turnaround and finance plans and assisting with banking relations.

Working across a range of industry sectors, throughout Australia and overseas, gives Sebastian a valuable depth of business experience to draw upon when considering client solutions particularly in aviation, construction and entities with large employee numbers.

Sebastian recently lead the trade stream of the Gunns engagement completing the sale of Gunns Timber Products which included two mills and three distribution centres across five states with approximately 400 employees.

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Dave Hardy

KPMG

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Dave Hardy

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KPMG

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James Leos

IFM Investors

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James Leos

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IFM Investors

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Stewart McCallum

Ferrier Hodgson

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Stewart McCallum

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Ferrier Hodgson

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Adam Nikitins

Ernst & Young

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Adam Nikitins

Regional Committee Member

Ernst & Young

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Nicholas Poole

Clayton Utz

Nick Poole is a partner in the national Restructuring and Insolvency Group. He specialises in the areas of workouts, restructuring and insolvencies, with a specific focus on distressed loan asset restructuring. Nick has extensive experience advising creditors, debtors and insolvency practitioners in respect of large and

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Nicholas Poole

Regional Committee Member

Clayton Utz

Nick Poole is a partner in the national Restructuring and Insolvency Group. He specialises in the areas of workouts, restructuring and insolvencies, with a specific focus on distressed loan asset restructuring.

Nick has extensive experience advising creditors, debtors and insolvency practitioners in respect of large and complex cross-border insolvencies, workouts, restructures and non-performing loan sales across various sectors including: pharmacies, rail, toll roads, steel, petroleum, manufacturing, retail, distribution, agriculture, communications, utilities, airlines, property holding companies and gaming.

Prior to joining Clayton Utz, Nick worked in Asia for 8 years and was a partner with Mayer Brown JSM in Hong Kong.

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Michael Sloan

Ashurst

Michael's experience includes acting for liquidators, administrators and affected creditors in major insolvency administrations including Waterford Wedgwood, Bridgecorp, Bidgee, Pan Pharmaceuticals, New Tel, Enron, HIH, Huon and Pasminco. He has also led teams on both national and international listed company restructurings in the property, telecommunications,

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Michael Sloan

Regional Committee Member

Ashurst

Michael's experience includes acting for liquidators, administrators and affected creditors in major insolvency administrations including Waterford Wedgwood, Bridgecorp, Bidgee, Pan Pharmaceuticals, New Tel, Enron, HIH, Huon and Pasminco. He has also led teams on both national and international listed company restructurings in the property, telecommunications, managed investment scheme and energy and resources sectors. Michael has assisted his clients to resolve matters quickly and cost-effectively by developing innovative solutions to enable companies to continue to trade (eg pre-packs, loan to own and introduction of distressed investors).

An international consultant to the Asian Development Bank, Michael also manages a major law reform project in the region aimed at promoting insolvency law reform in Asia. Michael has drafted a Model Agreement to Promote Company Restructuring for the 140 member Asian Bankers' Association.

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Sarah Spencer

ANZ

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Sarah Spencer

Regional Committee Member

ANZ