For more than 25 years, he has provided consultative and restructuring services to a variety of companies and lenders in Canada, the U.K., Bermuda, and New Zealand, including:

  • turnaround consulting
  • Companies Credit Arrangement Act (CCAA) proceedings
  • Bankruptcy & Insolvency Act (BIA) Proposals
  • private and court appointed receiverships and bankruptcies

Paul’s experience includes financial and reorganization advisory services on numerous international assignments in audit, restructuring, and financial consulting roles. His assignments have encompassed a wide range of Industries including real estate, automotive, steel, mining, general manufacturing, food processing, retail, warehouse and distribution, and technology.

Additional experience

Paul’s notable experience includes:

  • successful CCAA restructuring of a 250 store quick-service-restaurant chain in less than 3 months
  • successful stalking horse sale of a gold mine under BIA proposal process
  • successful CCAA restructuring and sale of a diamond mine in Nunavut
  • refinancing and sale of an auto parts company, comprising six plants in Canada and the U.S., through CCAA and receivership proceedings
  • a Court appointed receivership mandate involving possession, control, operation, and sale of a diverse real estate group, comprising 12 legal entities and 24 properties
  • acted as financial consultant for a regulator on a series of engagements, including a manufacturing company, a telecommunications company, and real estate developers

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Education & qualifications

  • Licensed Insolvency Trustee (LIT)/Practitioner (1995)
  • Chartered Insolvency and Restructuring Professional (CIRP), (1995)
  • Canadian Securities Course, Canadian Securities Institute (1987)

  • Chartered Accountants (CA), Australia and New Zealand (1981)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Otago University, New Zealand (1980)

Affiliations & recognitions

  • Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP)
  • Member of the Turnaround Management Association
  • CA (NZ) - CA Institute of Australia and New Zealand