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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.

VIC Regional Committee

Chairman

Jade Rowarth

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Jade Rowarth

Chairman

Corrs Chambers Westgarth

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Sal Algeri

Deloitte

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Sal Algeri

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Deloitte

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Peter Bowden

Norton Rose Fulbright

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Peter Bowden

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Norton Rose Fulbright

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Julian Challingsworth

PPB Advisory

Julian is the lead of the Litmus (a division of PPB Advisory) Corporate Renewal team. He brings knowledge and experience gained from more than 18 years of international business consulting, and company restructuring. He has assisted organisations to improve their investment decisions, business operations

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Julian Challingsworth

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PPB Advisory

Julian is the lead of the Litmus (a division of PPB Advisory) Corporate Renewal team. He brings knowledge and experience gained from more than 18 years of international business consulting, and company restructuring. He has assisted organisations to improve their investment decisions, business operations and work through critical restructuring periods.

Julian has extensive knowledge in investment management and business improvement. He has managed large teams to develop and restructure large companies and divisions of multinational organisations. Julian has used his wide experience, which includes leading business restructuring assignments, to deliver significant shareholder returns for both listed and SME organisations.

His industry experience spans multiple sectors with a focus on energy, insurance, telecommunications and FMCG.

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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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Adam Nikitins

Ernst & Young

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Adam Nikitins

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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

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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

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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

Herbert Smith Freehills

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Sarah Spencer

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Herbert Smith Freehills

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Timothy Williams

National Australia Bank

Tim is the General Manager for National Australia Bank's Group Strategic Business Services, the specialist workout, restructuring & insolvency division of the bank. Tim is responsible for a wide range of corporate & institutional problem and distressed loans across various asset classes, corporate groups and

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Timothy Williams

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National Australia Bank

Tim is the General Manager for National Australia Bank's Group Strategic Business Services, the specialist workout, restructuring & insolvency division of the bank. Tim is responsible for a wide range of corporate & institutional problem and distressed loans across various asset classes, corporate groups and industry classifications.

Tim has over 20 years experience in corporate finance being actively employed in Insolvency, Corporate Restructuring, Capital Markets, Securitisation, Structured Finance, Project Finance, Property Finance and Corporate Lending. He has worked with National in Australia, New York & London.

Tim has a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Technology, Sydney as well as a Masters of Laws from the University of Sydney. Tim is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, a member of the Law Society of NSW, a member of the Law Institute Victoria, a Senior Associate of FINSIA, a Member of the Tax Institute of Australia, a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association, a member of the Turnaround Management Association of Australia.