People

Joseph Hayes

Managing Director

Joe has over 25 years’ experience in the sector, including 13 as a Partner at KPMG and McGrathNicol, before forming Wexted Advisors on 1 July 2017.

Joe is highly skilled working with and advising parties with diverse objectives or disputed positions to achieve best outcomes. Working closely with management, boards, lenders and owners, Joe has undertaken many large and complex restructuring and insolvency cases over a long period. He also has significant expertise in the supervision of complex litigation and the successful settlement of multi-party disputes and has given expert evidence in court proceedings.

Andrew McCabe

Partner

Andrew has over 20 years’ experience in the sector, including McGrathNicol and Ferrier Hodgson, and held various corporate roles before joining Wexted Advisors in May 2018.

Andrew has significant experience in trading on complex insolvency engagements across a range of industries in Australia and the UK. He provides both formal and informal restructuring advice, and works closely with management, boards, lenders, owners, accountants and lawyers to resolve matters in a commercial manner. He has significant expertise across of range of industries, including property, construction, technology, hospitality, wholesale and distribution, finance and debenture funds.

Rajiv Goyal

Partner

Raj’s experience has covered all types of formal appointments (voluntary administrations, liquidations, receiverships and deeds of company arrangement) and a number of informal/confidential appointments (safe harbour, independent business reviews and debt/general advisory for lenders, creditors, borrowers and corporates).

Raj has significant expertise across of range of industries, including retail,  property & construction, manufacturing, infrastructure, mining, technology and biotech.

Nick Weeks

Director

Adam Scobie

Senior Executive

Adam has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, and held various
corporate roles before joining Wexted advisors in March 2020.

Adam is experienced in forensic accounting, process re-engineering, detailed
analysis and corporate reporting, which adds to the depth of knowledge that
Wexted provides.

James Le Messurier

Executive

James joined Wexted Advisors in 2019. James has 11 years industry experience, working on a diverse and complex range of corporate insolvency administrations including Voluntary Administrations, Deeds of Company Arrangements and Receiverships.

Kevin Chen

Executive

Kevin joined Wexted Advisors in 2021.

Kevin brings with him 5 years’ experience in insolvency and restructuring, having previously held senior positions at Grant Thornton and Worrells.

Kevin is a registered Chartered Accountant and a professional member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association, bringing extensive technical knowledge to each engagement.

Adam Simpson

Executive

Adam has over 10 years’ insolvency and restructuring experience, having held manager roles at a mid-tier restructuring firm and in the credit restructuring team of CBA.

Adam’s expertise range from formal insolvency to informal advisory, with experience in construction, property, hospitality and professional services. The entities that Adam assists range from SME’s to ASX listed large corporates.

 

Paul Thackray

Consultant

Paul has broad experience across various industries in the review of IT systems and operations for a range of clients across various industries including professional services, manufacturing and distribution, banking, retail and government.

Paul was until recently the CEO of a software development business which successfully managed the development and implementation of custom designed business software applications to a range of government and corporate clients for more than 20 years. He can assemble the right team and processes to ensure that our consulting assignments will deliver the best outcomes in the most cost-effective manor to our clients.

Patrick Skippen

Assistant Manager

Patrick joined Wexted Advisors in March 2019. He has over 3 years experience in the sector.

Patrick has experience in all types of formal appointments (voluntary administrations, creditors and members voluntary liquidations and deeds of company arrangements) and also has experience in Safe Harbour, Expert Witness and Advisory type matters. Through these matters Patrick has worked closely with management, boards, lenders, accountants and solicitors.

Patrick is also currently undertaking the CA program.  Finally, Patrick has a genuine interest in assisting clients with the turnaround and restructuring of their distressed businesses to maximise value for all stakeholders.

Lachlan Minogue

Assistant Manager

Lachlan joined Wexted Advisors in January 2020 having come from Norton Rose Fulbright where he worked on a range of matters for clients including Accolade Wines, Goodman Fielder and Qantas. Lachlan completed his Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) in 2019 and is continuing his Bachelor of Laws, both at the University of Sydney.

His particular interests are in working with businesses to achieve financial objectives through transactions, restructuring and forecasting, as well as complex insolvency matters.

Angus Malouf

Senior Analyst

Angus joined Wexted Advisors in January 2020, having graduating from the University of Sydney with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Finance and Economics.  He is currently undertaking the CA program.

Angus has worked on a range of formal appointments and advisory engagements across several industry sectors including financial services, natural resources, construction, entertainment, technology and not for profits. Angus is passionate about Safe Harbour and business restructuring roles that preserve value for stakeholders.

Connor Lewis

Junior Analyst

Connor joined Wexted Advisors in February 2022, and is currently studying a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Sydney, majoring in Finance and Accounting.

Connor has worked on a range of formal appointments and advisory engagements across several industry sectors including financial services, property & construction and hospitality. Connor is passionate about restructuring/turnaround and achieving positive outcomes for stakeholders.

Connor enjoys matters involving providing independent and specialised structuring advisory services to clients facing or exposed to business challenges, or confronting complex transactions or situations.