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  • Law Reform Intended to Encourage and Facilitate Corporate Turnaround

    Thursday 9th October 2014


    Thursday 9th October 2014 5:30pm-7:45pm


    Dibbs Barker
    Level 23 66 Eagle Street Brisbane QLD 4000

    Cost ex GST


    Dibbs Barker

    Law Reform Intended to Encourage and Facilitate Corporate Turnaround

    Thursday, October 9

    Registration: 5.30pm 
    Presentation including Q & A: 6.00pm - 6.45pm 
    Networking Drinks: 6.45pm -  7.45pm

    Venue & Host:
    Dibbs Barker, Level 23 Central Plaza 2, 
    66 Eagle Street, Brisbane

    While there is much recent talk around Chapter 11, the real debate centres on the question: what law reform is required to better encourage and facilitate corporate turnaround in Australia?  In this presentation, Macaire Bromley, Restructuring Partner, DibbsBarker will address the following topics with a panel of speakers:

    • What does a business rescue culture look like, and what are the key features of overseas’ frameworks, including the UK and the USA, that promote such a culture?
    • How does this compare to Australia?
    • What law reform would assist Australia?


    Macaire Bromley 

    Macaire Bromley joined DibbsBarker as a Restructuring Partner in May 2014, from Allen & Overy, London.  In this seminar, Macaire will draw on her experience working in London on restructurings in Europe and the Middle East, as well as her breadth of experience in the restructuring and insolvency industry in Australia since 1995. Macaire’s long list of credentials includes being involved on market-sensitive matters for numerous banks including the restructure of US$5 billion debt owed by a Middle Eastern company. She also advised Her Majesty’s Treasury on the reorganisation of the Bank of Cyprus, and acted debtor and equity side on the Co-operative Bank’s recapitalisation plan and liability management exercise.  Previously in Sydney, she acted on several high-profile insolvencies in the financial sector in Australia, including Lehman Brothers Australia, Allco Finance Group and Enron Finance Australia.

  • The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in a Restructuring Scenario

    Thursday 16th October 2014

    Warrick Hazzeldine, Cannings Purple



    Thursday 16th October 2014 5:30pm-8:00pm


    235 St Georges Terrace Perth WA 6000

    Cost ex GST



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    The Importance of Stakeholder Communication in a Restructuring Scenario

     Thursday, October 16

    Registration: 5:30pm - 6:00pm
    Presentation and Q&A: 6:00pm - 6:45pm
    Networking Drinks: 6:45pm - 8:00pm
    Venue & Host: KMPG, Perth 

    Effective communication in a restructuring scenario is critical to success – the challenge is knowing who the key stakeholders are, and recognising the difference between simply providing information, and actually communicating.

    In a technology-driven world of 24/7 media and ever-increasing public scrutiny, join us to hear the experiences of your peers and learn from one of Australia’s leading corporate public relations and issues management advisors, Warrick Hazeldine, founding Managing Director of Cannings Purple Strategic Communications.

    Warrick Hazzeldine, Managing Director
    Cannings Purple (Strategic Communications) 

    Warrick  Hazzeldine has a vast range of experience in investor, media, government, stakeholder and community relations. He has provided clients in the public and private sectors with strategic and tactical communications advice and high-level cricis/issues management counsel for more than 16 years' through Cannings Purple and perviously as a consultant with major PR consultancies and in embedded roles with clients. 

    Specialising in corporate consulting and capital market positioning to the resources industry, Warrick has serviced many ASX200 and leading mid-tier companies in the Australasian, London, Canadian, African and UAE markets. He has been at the forefront of recent M&A and IPO transactions, actively defending hostile takeover targets and providing strategic communications advice to a number of clients in successful acquisitions of public companies.

    Warrick was named a 2013 WA Business News 40 under 40 winner recognising the top 40 entrepreneurs under the age of 40.

  • Strategic Management for Turnaround

    Monday 20th October 2014

    CTPA Course through the University of Technology Sydney



    20th October 2014 -
    22nd October 2014


    TBA Melbourne VIC 3000

    Cost ex GST

    Not available for purchase through TMA website. See below for booking details.

    University of Technology, Sydney

    Note: This is a 3-day course which is run over the following dates -  20, 21 and 22  October 2014

    Link to UTS website - CLICK HERE


    The CTPA Certification Programme The Certified Turnaround Professional Associate (CTPA) certification program of TMA Australia has been developed with the support of University of Technology Sydney (UTS) specifically for the Australian market to offer corporate professionals solid foundations to operate successfully in the turnaround industry. For further information about the CTPA Course please click here.

    Strategic Management for Turnaround

    A better understanding of the importance of strategy and leadership

    This course investigates how leaders fix troubled companies utilising real life Australian and international case studies including interviews with leading Australian turnaround practitioners and corporate bankers. Whilst it has deep academic underpinnings it is a highly practical course which uses field-tested frameworks and models that help show a step by step approach to leading turnarounds.

    During this 3 day, intensive Executive Certificate Course, the facilitators will, discuss and use a range of exercises that will help you to better understand your own leadership style and recognise how to modify your style as the turnaround develops. The program is enhanced with specialist presentations provided by leading industry practitioners.

    Topics include:

    • Implications of a turnaround.
    • Early warning signs of decline and failure
    • Facing up to the leadership challenges
    • The turnaround framework: The 7 key competencies
    • Five stages that proceed successful turnarounds
    • Crisis stabilisation and control
    • Identification and management of stakeholders
    • Addressing the strategic imperatives
    • Driving change in business processes
    • Financial restructuring and the role of experts
    • Contemporary legal issues regarding turnaround in Australia
    • Professional standards for the turnaround practitioner

    Booking Details

    Cost: $2395 + GST per module 15% discount for 3+ enrolments from the same company, 10% discount for UTS Alumni

    15% discount for early-bird bookings until Friday 19th September 2014 only


    For More information, please email or visit the UTS website:

  • TMA Golf Day

    Thursday 23rd October 2014

    In support of Special Olympics Australia



    Thursday 23rd October 2014 12:00pm-12:00pm


    Moore Park Golf Club
    Dinner Parkview Room Cnr Anzac Pde & Cleveland St Moore Park NSW 1465

    Cost ex GST

    Not available for purchase through TMA website. See below for booking details.



    To purchase your tickets please click here

  • Riding the Coal Cycle: How Governments and Regulators Can Help

    Thursday 30th October 2014


    Thursday 30th October 2014 12:30pm-2:00pm


    Queensland Law Society
    Rooms A2/A3, Law Society House 179 Ann Street Brisbane QLD 4000

    Cost ex GST


    Riding the Coal Cycle: How Governments and Regulators Can Help

    Thursday, 30 October 2014

    (Timings: 12.15pm for 12.30pm Networking Lunch | 1pm - 2pm for the presentation incl. Q & A)

    Michael Roche, Chief Executive, Queensland Recources Council 



    Michael Roche is Chief Executive of the Queensland Resources Council (QRC), the peak representative body for minerals and energy companies in Queensland.

    The QRC represents the interests of more 290 companies with direct and service sector investment in developing Queensland’s minerals and energy resources. Together, these industries are responsible for one in every four dollars circulating in the Queensland economy and one in every five jobs.

    Before joining the QRC in 2005, Michael spent nearly nine years in senior management roles with the Australian Stock Exchange in Sydney, including more than three years as Executive General Manager of ASX’s markets and market data businesses.

    Michael has extensive experience in the government sector, including nine years in Canberra, with most of that time as a senior executive in the Economics Division of Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.

    From 1990, Michael served for over four years as Chief of Staff to the then Queensland Treasurer Keith De Lacy and two years as Deputy Director-General in the Queensland Cabinet Office.

    Michael currently serves on several boards and advisory committees, including Chairman of the Queensland Minerals and Energy Academy and member of the Queensland Government’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Exploration. He is also the ambassador for the Mining and Energy Challenge, part of the Leukaemia Foundation’s World’s Greatest Shave fundraising initiative.

    In 2012 he was appointed by the Queensland Government to chair the Queensland Skills and Training Taskforce.

    An economist by training, Michael holds Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of NSW and was awarded an honorary Doctor of Business degree by CQ University in 2013.

    Queries: please email

  • TMA NSW Christmas Cocktail Function

    Tuesday 18th November 2014

    TMA Members - Free



    Tuesday 18th November 2014 6:00pm-8:00pm


    Clayton Utz
    The Terrace 1 Bligh Street Sydney NSW 2000

    Cost ex GST

    Not available for purchase through TMA website. See below for booking details.

    Event Sponsor

    SAVE THE DATE - 2014 TMA NSW Christmas Cocktail Function

    Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 

  • TMA Inspirational Women's Breakfast

    Wednesday 4th March 2015

    In support of Special Olympics Australia



    Wednesday 4th March 2015 7:00am-9:00am


    Tea Rooms, Queen Victoria Building
    Level 3, Lower North End 455 George Street Sydney NSW 2000

    Cost ex GST

    Not available for purchase through TMA website. See below for booking details.

    Turnaround Management Association in partnership with Special Olympics Australia Presents...

    2015 Inspirational...


    Special Olympics Australia would like to invite you to join us by hosting a corporate table at the 2015 TMA "Inspirational Women's Breakfast" with a panel of guest speakers to include;

    Raelene Caste - Chief Executive Canterbury Bankstown Bulldogs

    additional speakers to be announced shortly 


    MC: Peter Overton, Channel 9 News Reader


    Time: 7am Registrations and Networking

    Breakfast: 7.30am - 9am 

    Cost: Corporate Tables of 10 $700 or $75 per person

    RSVP: 25 February 2015

    For more information click here

    Your support will help "Make a Difference"

    Ticket sales are through the Special Olympics Australia click here.

    Or to discuss sponsorship opportunities and also to reserve a table or general bookings you can contact Fran on (02) 8116 9839 or email