Conor has extensive experience in transactions and restructuring across businesses in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the Middle East.
An expert in business turnaround and restructuring, Conor has advised corporations internationally across a broad range of industries and sizes. Conor’s business improvement review of a small New Zealand manufacturer improved EBITDA by $2m on a turnover of just $10m, and subsequent sell-side assistance resulted in shareholders receiving a return 50% higher than targeted. He also played an instrumental role on the coordinating committee in the capital restructuring of Thomas Cook Plc, Europe’s second largest travel operator with a turnover of £9bn and 35,000 employees, including negotiating a sustainable capital structure and associated covenant package, and obtaining the support of the banking syndicate.
Conor has a particular passion for retail and has acted on many high profile retail insolvencies – including Pumpkin Patch, Topshop, Valleygirl/TEMT and Andrea Moore – and used his extensive retail analytics tools and experience to provide turnaround advice to many other retailers.
QUALIFICATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS
- Master of Management Studies (First Class Honours), University of Waikato
- Bachelor of Management Studies (First Class Honours), University of Waikato
- Accredited Insolvency Practitioner, CA ANZ
- Member, CA ANZ
- Member, RITANZ & INSOL