Partner, PwC New Zealand
John brings more than 25 years’ experience specialising in business recovery services, working with banks, government, creditors and directors dealing with difficult business issues to get the best possible results. He leads the national Restructuring practice, providing advice on a broad range of insolvency restructuring and monitoring assignments both in New Zealand and previously in the United Kingdom.
You may know John as the receiver to many high-profile and complex appointments, including Pike River Coal Limited, Lombard Finance & Investments Limited, Strategic Finance Limited and Ross Asset Management. He has been selected receiver to numerous companies and is regularly appointed by the High Court as a liquidator.
However, John works with business of all sizes, from Kiwi SMEs to multinationals, and has the ability to adapt the scope of work to suit most circumstances.
He is regularly asked by financial institutions to carry out business appraisals on borrowers where concerns have been raised about financial viability, available security or where additional funding has been requested. He also assists with restructuring and turnaround advice to companies facing cash flow and viability issues.