Westpac restructuring guru Gwyn Morgan to retire

After 43 years Gwyn Morgan, Westpac Bank’s head of credit restructuring is retiring. A spokesman for Westpac confirmed yesterday that Morgan will hand the helm to his trusted lieutenant Dave Lee in a couple of months. His departure follows an illustrious – albeit anonymous career – leading the restructures of some of Australia most colossal corporate collapses. HIH, Burns Philp and Arrium have become nationally recognised…

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Witness the redemptive power of personal insolvency

Stigma shmigma. Who said bankruptcy permanently stained a person with the irredeemable taint of debtor’s shame? SiN has come across a practitioner whose experience more than validates the redemptive power of personal insolvency. Last week Jirsch Sutherland announced that business director Rebecca Hindson had been appointed manager of the firm’s new Wollongong office. In a press release dated August 16 we learn that Hindson – an Illawarra local –…

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DoE sues McGrathNicol foursome for $3 million

These days the term Disruption brings to mind new digital-based business models, demolishing the foundations of commerce with fiendishly clever and wholly amoral algorithms – but as the proceedings launched recently by the Department of Employment (DoE) against McGrathNicol demonstrate, disruption can be about new law, and the will to execute. Late last month the DoE filed a statement of claim in the Federal Court alleging breaches of…

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