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Bruce Gleeson

Bruce joined the Firm in 1992 and holds a Bachelor of Commence Degree from the University of Western Sydney, NSW. He has also completed a Diploma of Financial Planning with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (“FPA”). Bruce is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (“CAANZ”), CPA Australia and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (“ARITA”).

He is a Registered Liquidator, Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy and a Justice of the Peace (NSW).

Bruce was on the NSW State Council of the CAANZ (previously being Chairman) from 2007 to 2011, as well as being a Former Junior Vice President of the Western Sydney Business Connection. He was previously a Board Member of the Company Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board. Bruce has been assisting the CAANZ regarding the Senate Enquiry and other Insolvency Reforms proposed by Federal Treasury and other State Agencies and is presently a member of the Insolvency Management Committee, a specialist committee of the CAANZ. He is a member of the ARITA NSW/ACT Committee.

He has in excess of twenty (20) years corporate insolvency and re-organisation and bankruptcy experience. Bruce has also held roles in commerce with several Top 100 Companies (James Hardie and AMP) to further add to his professional skills in areas such as compliance and project management.

Through the appointments that Bruce has taken whilst an insolvency practitioner, he has specific industry experience across the following industries:

  • Aged Care;
  • Agriculture;
  • Automotive / Motor Traders;
  • Building and Construction (Residential Home Builders);
  • Financial / Professional Services;
  • Hospitality; and
  • Retail.

In early 2009 Bruce was appointed Administrator to one of the largest residential home builders in NSW, Wincrest Homes Pty Ltd (Subject to Deed of Company Arrangement). The Administration of Wincrest has seen an arrangement put in place with its creditors whereby it remains successfully trading today. He continues to regularly advise and assist businesses in the industry. Bruce continues to be regularly appointed to residential building companies in financial distress.

Bruce actively encourages business owners and individuals to seek professional assistance at the earliest time when they may be facing insolvency or bankruptcy. This optimises the range of options available and can quite often enable an informal restructuring or turnaround solution.

Irrespective of the nature of the insolvency, re-organisation or bankruptcy matter, Bruce believes that effective communication with all parties including business owners, employees, creditors and other stakeholders not only reduces anxiety levels for those concerned, but also enables financial hardship to be appropriately dealt with, as well as enhancing the possibility of recovery for creditors.

He also regularly acts for creditors in enforcing recovery actions and has had extensive experience in public examinations and recovery of concealed assets. Bruce is also frequently appointed as Trustee under Section 66G of the NSW Conveyancing Act, 1919 to realise commercial and residential properties.

Contact details:
P: 61 2 9251 5222 [Sydney] or 61 2 9894 9966 [Norwest]
F: 61 2 9247 5911

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