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William Buck director takes leadership of Australia’s peak restructuring,  insolvency and turnaround body
18 June 2021 | Minutes to read: 2

William Buck director takes leadership of Australia’s peak restructuring, insolvency and turnaround body

By William Buck

William Buck is pleased to announce that Michael Brereton, Director, Restructuring and Insolvency, has been appointed as President of ARITA – Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association.

ARITA, with over 2,300 members and subscribers, is the peak professional body representing professionals, including registered liquidators, who specialise in the fields of restructuring, insolvency and turnaround.

Michael has served as an ARITA director since 2012, including roles as Deputy Director and Vice President. Michael was also Chair of ARITA’s NSW/ACT Division Committee for many years.

Michael’s appointment to President of the ARITA Board, an organisation sought out for its deep understanding of restructuring, insolvency and turnaround, is testament to his extensive industry experience, his passion for assisting companies in financial distress and for the profession.

Sean Wengel, Director in Restructuring and Insolvency at William Buck has congratulated Michael, saying his commitment to finding solutions and advocating for improvements to the industry will benefit the ARITA Board and members.

“Michael has a strong belief in teamwork and a meticulous approach to decision-making and problem solving which are apt and welcome skills to any governing Board.”

“I speak for the entire William Buck team when I say we are proud of Michael’s achievement and delighted that we have someone from William Buck assuming the most senior leadership position at Australia’s peak restructuring and insolvency industry body,” said Sean.

Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the industry, is a registered liquidator, has his Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) and Masters in Business Administration (Columbia University) and is a Member of CAANZ.

He has been appointed President of ARITA for a two-year term.

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