During his 15 years in restructuring and turnaround, he has worked on some of the largest distressed corporate restructurings in Sub-Saharan Africa, in a variety of capacities.

Piers has gained experience in numerous sectors, principally in mining and metals.

He has also worked on successful operational turnarounds and taken appointments as a senior business rescue practitioner, non-executive director, and chief restructuring officer.

Select client experience

  • led the business rescue of Evraz Highveld Steel, a vertically integrated steel and vanadium producer
  • appointed by Glencore to oversee the restructuring of Optimum Coal Holdings a 10-million ton per annum mining and export operation
  • court-appointed practitioner for Black Chrome, a 20-million ton chrome and platinum group metals resource and operational mine
  • CRO for Brikor, a JSE listed group with clay brick mining and manufacturing and coal mining operations
  • restructured Ellerines Furnishers, a 1200 store pan-African furniture retailer

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Education & qualifications

  • Chartered Accountant (CA), South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (2000)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm), University of Witwatersrand, South Africa (1998)

Affiliations & recognitions

  • Head, Mining and Metals BTG Global Advisory
  • South African Restructuring and Insolvency Practitioners Association (SARIPA)
  • The South Africa Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA)
  • Turnaround Management Association