Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Our dedicated team have the experience to handle matters ranging in size from small personal bankruptcies to large corporate
insolvencies. Our team includes:

sandra-ciganda

SANDRA CIGANDA
SENIOR MANAGER

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With more than 10 years’ industry experience, Sandra has successfully worked on various corporate and personal insolvency administrations. As the current Senior Manager of O’Brien Palmer, Sandra manages the team in Sydney, and has had extensive experience in both corporate and personal insolvency matters.

Email sciganda@obp.com.aulinked

james

JAMES LE MESSURIER
MANAGER

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James has over 8 years of industry experience and has been involved in a wide range of corporate and personal insolvency administrations. In particular James has played a key role in several large trade on Voluntary Administrations which have led to a favourable return to creditors and a successful turnaround of the business. James is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Email jlemessurier@obp.com.aulinked

CraigTinkler

CRAIG TINKLER
PRACTISE MANAGER

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Craig has had almost 9 years’ experience in the corporate and personal insolvency industry. He has worked successfully on many administration appointments over the years. In
particular, he specialises in Voluntary Administrations and
Liquidations. Craig also has experience in business advisory and consultancy, commercial litigation and restructuring.

Email ctinkler@obp.com.aulinked

RobClapham

ROBERT CLAPHAM
MANAGER

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Rob is a Manager at O’Brien Palmer with 8 years of
experience in Corporate and Personal Insolvency. He has a wide ranging knowledge of various types administrations,
including Voluntary Administration, Creditors Voluntary
Liquidation, Official Liquidation, Members Voluntary
Liquidation and Personal Insolvency and Debt Agreements.

Email rclapham@obp.com.aulinked

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MATT RIEDY
ASSISTANT MANAGER

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Matt was admitted as a Chartered Accountant in March 2016 and has been part of the team at O’Brien Palmer since April 2013, bringing specialist technical knowledge to the team.
Matt has 5 years’ experience in insolvency, which has seen him become involved in both corporate and personal insolvency administrations and within numerous industries.
Matthew’s focus on technical accounting and analysis skill allows him to achieve the best results for all stakeholders.

Email mriedy@obp.com.aulinked

PAUL TANNA

PAUL TANNA
SUPERVISOR

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Paul joined O’Brien Palmer as a Supervisor in September 2017 and has over 8 years of industry experience in both corporate and personal insolvency administrations. Paul has a degree in Business (Accounting), has been admitted as a Chartered Accountant and a member of ARITA. He has gained experience in a portfolio of external administrations including court liquidations, creditors voluntary liquidations, members voluntary liquidations, voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement and bankruptcies.

Email ptanna@obp.com.au

Justin Dragicevic

HOLLIE AMOS
SUPERVISOR

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Bringing extensive knowledge, experience, and attention to detail in personal and corporate appointments, Hollie joined the firm in February 2018 as Supervisor. Hollie’s 7 years’ experience has seen her take the lead on private and publicly listed entities, located around Australia, and overseas.

Email hamos@obp.com.au
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AARON SMITH

AARON SMITH
SUPERVISOR

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Aaron joined O’Brien Palmer in January 2018, having over 7 years of experience in personal and corporate insolvency appointments. Having begun his career in Wagga Wagga, he moved to Sydney in 2014 to further his skillset. He is currently undertaking the ARITA Advanced Certification to further his knowledge base.

Email asmith@obp.com.au
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JORDAN WELDEN- ILEY

JORDAN WELDEN-ILEY
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Jordan is an admitted lawyer and has worked as a corporate advisor, specialising in corporate restructuring and turnaround management across the Australian market. Jordan has successfully worked on complex restructures and recoveries for listed companies, SME’s, and financial institutions, with experience across a diverse range of industries.

Email jwelden@obp.com.au

Justin Dragicevic

JUSTIN DRAGICEVIC
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Justin has recently completed his degrees in both Business Administration & Commerce (Professional Accounting) and is looking forward to commencing his career in Insolvency Administration. Justin has 3 years’ experience in a business services firm, and is about to undertake the Chartered Accounts Program to further enhance his knowledge in professional accounting.

Email jdragicevic@obp.com.au
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Adrian

ADRIAN FRANCO
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Adrian has recently joined O’Brien Palmer as an Insolvency Accountant. He has completed a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting) and will continue his studies through the Chartered Accountants program. Adrian has 5 years of insolvency experience, working on a wide variety of matters from many different industries for both personal and corporate insolvency matters.

Email afranco@obp.com.au

DAVID PILIPOVIC

ANTHONY HUGHES
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Anthony joined O’Brien Palmer in April 2017 as an Insolvency Accountant. Anthony graduated from Bond University in February 2017, with a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Accounting. He currently is currently enrolled in the Chartered Accountants Program, becoming a provisional member in July 2017.

Email ahughes@obp.com.au

DAVID PILIPOVIC

DAVID VARKER
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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David joined O’Brien Palmer in August 2017 having completed a Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University. David brings additional skills to his work in Personal and Corporate Insolvency from his experience in Taxation and Auditing. David is currently undertaking the Chartered Accountants Program.

Email dvarker@obp.com.au

DAVID PILIPOVIC

DANIEL CARISTO
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Daniel has recently joined O’Brien Palmer, having previously worked in tax accounting. He aims to expand his accounting knowledge with experience in corporate insolvency. He is studying a Bachelor of Business at UTS and aims to further his education by undertaking the Chartered Accountants program and Juris Doctor upon the completion of his degree.

Email dcaristo@obp.com.au

JAY TAYLOR

JAY TAYLOR
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Jay recently joined O’Brien Palmer having a particular interest in business rehabilitation. He recently completed his studies in Commerce & Business at the University of Newcastle and intends to commence his program of studies with the CAANZ in 2018.

Email jtaylor@obp.com.au

Justin Dragicevic

NICK BLACKLEY
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Nick recently joined O’Brien Palmer with a fascination for corporate re-structuring and turnaround. Nick expects to complete his Commerce & Business Administration double degree at Macquarie University in November 2018, and aims to build upon this education by commencing the Chartered Accountants program in 2019.

Email nblackley@obp.com.au
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MACLAREN EDMONDS
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Maclaren recently joined O’Brien Palmer to gain experience in corporate and personal insolvency, with a particular interest in turnarounds and business restructuring. Currently studying a Bachelor of Accounting which he intends to complete in 2019 and progress to undertake the Chartered Accountants program afterwards.

Email medmonds@obp.com.au
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Darren Gray
Senior Accountant

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Darren recently joined O’Brien Palmer with over 2 years of industry experience in both corporate and personal insolvency administrations, and over 3 years of experience previously in business advisory and taxation. Darren has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and has been admitted as a Chartered Accountant as well as a member of ARITA. He has gained experience in a handful of external administrations including court liquidations, creditors’ voluntary liquidations, voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement and bankruptcies.

Email dgray@obp.com.au
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