Restructuring expert providing clients with tailored strategies.

Kare is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with more than 20 years of experience. Kare joined McGrathNicol in 2010 and specialises in restructuring and advisory, including forensic services.

Kare’s experience covers a wide range of industries, including but not limited to financial services, retail, manufacturing and property. She has worked on high profile engagements such as CBL Insurance, Dick Smith, Huka Lodge, Nandos, and South Canterbury Finance.

Kare is also involved in providing independent business reviews to get to the core of business issues, identifying key risks to businesses, and working with management to develop and implement strategies tailored on a business-by-business basis. Kare has also conducted search orders issued by the High Court of New Zealand and has been retained by various clients to investigate potential claims and provide litigation support, including mediation, arbitration and expert evidence.

"Helping companies in crisis to stabilise, change, and enhance value for stakeholders is what really drives me."

Kare Johnstone

Qualifications & memberships

  • Fellow, CA ANZ

  • Member, RITANZ

  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, CA ANZ

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Otago

Board roles

  • Board Member and Chair, RITANZ

  • Board Member, INSOL International

  • Advisory Board member of manufacturing business with offshore operations