William Black

Chairman - New Zealand in Auckland

Highly regarded restructuring, governance and corporate advisory specialist.

William is a Founding Partner of McGrathNicol New Zealand and has extensive experience in restructuring, governance, corporate advisory and insolvency services across businesses in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Over the last 35 years he has worked across a wide range of industries including financial services, telecommunications, retail, manufacturing, mining, forestry services, automotive, hospitality, aquaculture, construction, property, early childhood and tertiary education. In addition to formal insolvency appointments, he has undertaken numerous independent business reviews for companies ranging in size from SME to major listed corporates.

William has extensive experience in corporate governance and also undertakes expert evidence and expert witness roles as instructed by various New Zealand law firms.

"Building a high performing team with deep industry expertise and technical excellence enables our clients to get the best access to the services they need for the best results."

William Black

Qualifications & memberships

  • Member, CA ANZ

  • Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

  • Life Member, RITANZ

  • Past Chairman of INSOL, New Zealand

  • Licensed Insolvency Practitioner, CA ANZ

  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Cape Town

  • Member, Institute of Directors in New Zealand

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting, University of Cape Town  

  • Member, South African Institute of Chartered Accountants