Eddie Griffith | Partner | Turnaround Practitioner

Eddie has over 18 years’ experience in business recovery, insolvency and turnaround management. Originally commencing at a top 4 firm in the UK, Eddie has a unique background having been exposed to a broad range of industry sectors with top tier firms and smaller boutique insolvency practices' both in the UK & Australia.

In 2011, Eddie relocated from the UK to Australia with his family. Whilst a key player in multiple high profile external administrations, Eddie’s real passion is to work with owners, advisors and stakeholders of SMEs to enable the successful continuation of business wherever possible.

Professional Attainment and Memberships

Graduate Member of The Australian Institute of Company Directors. GAICD.
Master of Business Administration, Fellow & Chartered Manager of the Institute of Managers & Leaders (formerly AIM). MBA, CMgr, FIML.
Member & Certified Credit Executive of the Australian Institute of Credit Management (AICM). MICM, CCE.
Member & Certified Turnaround Analyst of the Turnaround Management Association. CTA.
Member of the Institute of Public Accountants (IPA). MIPA AFA.
ARITA Advanced Dual Certification with the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association - ARITA:
      • Advanced Certificate in Restructuring & Turnaround (highest mark award, 2016)
      • Advanced Certificate in Insolvency (Insolvency Education Program, IPAA 2012)
Joint Insolvency Exams & Certificate of Proficiency in Insolvency (JIEB & CPI England & Wales). IPA (UK).

Following an objective and independent review of the business, I immediately relieve the pressure placed on both directors and management by formulating market leading strategies.

With a successful track record in operational restructuring and turnaround, I take great pride in confidently tackling the multiple and complex issues that companies face in times of crisis and uncertainty.

Victoria Griffith | Partner | Strategic Advisory & Turnaround

Victoria’s previous roles include Law Lecturer, and Deputy Head of an Independent School for young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties. In the UK, Victoria also held the position of Head of eLearning Development for a national educational charity, leading a team of educationalists and IT professionals to create and developing a range of e-learning courses.

With a range of qualifications in Law and Education, Victoria has extensive experience managing not-for-profit educational establishments in the UK and Australia. Victoria is a Director at the Civil Contractors Federation SA and Deputy Board Member of the Construction Industry Training Board.

Victoria has extensive experience in people management, change and leadership. Most importantly, Victoria is passionate about working with business owners in the SMFE sector and NFP boards to deliver better outcomes to stakeholders.

Expertise

  • Strategic planning & operations management 
  • Governance & business advisory 
  • Organisational behaviour and development  

My passion is in the relief our Company's service brings to business owners and management. Ultimately we make a positive impact on peoples' lives. 

We are professional communicators and adapt to your requirements; ensuring that we walk you through every step of the way.

Victoria Griffith

Alex Phillips | Partner | Turnaround Practitioner

Alex has over 12 years experience in business recovery and insolvency practice. Alex has broad experience in corporate restructure and insolvency across a wide range of industries. He has been a key player in several iconic South Australian restructuring success stories. Alex has strong knowledge of the local market and has undertaken multiple confidential assignments.

Alex is passionate about the NFP sector and has served five years as a Board Member on the Deafness Forum of Australia, acting also as Chair of the Finance Committee. In addition to his expertise in governance, Alex enjoys serving the SME sector.

Expertise

  • Strategic planning & financial forecasting
  • Governance, business advisory and restructuring 
  • Charities and NFP sector

I consider the small business sector to be the most dynamic and exciting sector in the Australian economy and I am strongly motivated by achieving the best possible outcome for business owners despite difficult circumstances.  

Alex Phillips

Ben Heaney | CEO of ReGroup Solutions | Turnaround Practitioner  

Ben Heaney, the founder and CEO of ReGroup Solutions, developed his practice after experiencing first hand just how many business owners are not sufficiently informed about business restructuring options and strategies designed to avoid formal insolvency.

Whilst Ben has extensive experience in advising business owners through formal insolvency situations, he attests to the fact: It's too easy for insolvency advisors to quickly form the view and make the recommendation to Liquidate.

Ben has held positions in top-tier accounting firms and was instrumental in pioneering the pre-insolvency industry over the last decade.  He is passionate about business and as a business owner Ben has successfully created and managed businesses across a spectrum of industries from professional services to manufacturing and international trade.

Ben has the perspective that only experience can bring and his forte is assisting company directors through cash flow crisis, restructuring, turnaround and asset protection.  Ben understands the pressures that the position of being a director brings. Ben provides his clients with practical advice and is motivated by dealing with complex issues.

Expertise

  • Financial turnaround specialist 
  • Financial restructuring, informal workouts and complex creditor negotiations
  • Dealing with banks and financiers 

Client service is at the heart of our business model and customer satisfaction is our key success measure. We know our clients have big things to deal with and we are humbled by the massive relief our Company's service brings to both their business and personal lives.

We understand that it's not only our professional advice that counts, it's also how we deliver it. We are communicators, we are committed, we are professional, we are adaptive to your requirements and we walk right next to you every step of the way.

Ben Heaney 

Michael Durbridge | Director at ReGroup Solutions | Turnaround Practitioner

Michael has over 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry having held senior client facing roles in business banking and advisory firms.

Michael has conducted analysis of hundreds of businesses and business models and is well placed assess credit risk, capital structures and contagion risk.

Most importantly, Michael is passionate about working with business owners in the SME sector to deliver better outcomes to stakeholders.

Expertise 

  • Restructuring, Reconstructions and Business Advisory
  • Creditor Negotiations and Workouts 
  • Bank, Financier and Stakeholder Strategic Workouts
The SME marketplace is the largest employer in Australia. So often the business owner is forced to wear many hats such as sales, marketing, HR, accounting, finance and carry the heavy burden of being an employer. When financial distress occurs, the ramifications are far reaching and the business owner requires specialist assistance to regroup. Nothing is more satisfying than witnessing the positive outcomes on people’s lives that are achieved through a high-quality turnaround.
Michael Durbridge

The TMA believes our ambition of innovating business cultures to accept that corporate rescue should be contemplated early in a business cycle is achievable in the near to medium term.

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