Malcolm Hollis

Malcolm Hollis

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Malcolm enjoys taking on the special challenges that come with financial distress in business and advising clients and referrers on the options available to them, as they navigate through difficult financial situations. In particular, Malcolm takes seriously the opportunity to assist people on the personal impact of financial failure in an empathetic way.

As a Partner in our Christchurch office, Malcolm leads our regional restructuring business. He advises a range of stakeholders (clients, referrers, financiers) on the implications regarding financial insolvency and assists in restructuring financial affairs and managing/monitoring struggling businesses. If necessary, he will advise and assist to take steps to recover lending that may be under threat of loss. He also assists clients with planning, determining and setting strategy. In particular, one of his main areas of interest is preparing effective business plans.

Malcolm frequently acts as a receiver, manager or liquidator for a range of referrer clients. He acted as one of the joint receivers of Pike River Coal Mine and managed the South Island affairs of the Mainzeal receivership.

Outside of work Malcolm likes to spend time with his busy family of four children, following their sports summer (cricket) and winter (football, including refereeing) and other activities (dance and music) as well as playing a bit of his own Masters football.  He is the Chair of Elmwood Normal School Board of Trustees and is involved as a trustee for two charitable trusts (one in the music space, the other in the food recovery). When Malcolm has time, he will take any opportunity to get to Wanaka and Central Otago to get outdoors, especially on the mountain bike.


  • Independent business appraisals
  • financial investigations and viability reviews
  • Budgeting/forecasting and monitoring reports
  • Restructuring strategy and planning advice
  • Accepting liquidation (solvent and insolvent) and receivership appointments