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

Nick

NICK WOLLINSKI
SENIOR MANAGER

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Nick is a Senior Manager and has more than 8 years of experience in the insolvency industry. He has been involved in a wide range of corporate insolvency engagements (i.e. Voluntary Administrations, Receiverships, Liquidations), over an array of industries. Nick has successfully worked on many external administrations, including business turnaround. Nick is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Email nwollinski@obp.com.au

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

james parrish

JAMES PARRISH
ASSISTANT MANAGER

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James is an admitted solicitor with over 7 years’ experience in the legal industry. He has extensive experience in insolvency litigation with a particular focus on corporate liquidation and personal bankruptcy. James joined O’Brien Palmer in 2018 as an Assistant Manager. His role consists of managing matters which proceed to litigation.

Email jparrish@obp.com.au

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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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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Luke O Connor

LUKE O’CONNOR
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

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Luke is a senior insolvency accountant with strong technical, commercial and business advisory skills. He has significant experience in handing large and complex matters within insolvency appointments across various industries including hospitality, automotive and building & construction.

Email luke@obp.com.au

Justin Dragicevic

JUSTIN DRAGICEVIC
SENIOR 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
SENIOR 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

DavidVarker

DAVID VARKER
SENIOR 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 joined O’Brien Palmer in June 2017, having previously worked in tax and business services. He aims to expand his accounting knowledge with experience in corporate insolvency. He is currently studying a Bachelor of Business at UTS and aims to further his education by undertaking the Chartered Accountants program in early 2020.

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

maclaren edmonds

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.

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Nick-Blackley

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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Joshua

JOSHUA KERR
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Josh recently joined O’Brien Palmer in December 2018, as an Insolvency Accountant. He is in the final year of his Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree, which he intends to complete in 2019, and is in his penultimate year studying a Bachelor of Laws (LLB), scheduled to finish in 2020, with both studied at The University of Notre Dame. He aims to undertake further education by completing the Chartered Accountants Program, an Honours paper in Insolvency. His particular interests in the field include restructuring, liquidation, receivership and administration.

Email jkerr@obp.com.au
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Jack

JACK HUMPHRYS
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Jack recently joined O’Brien Palmer to gain experience in corporate insolvency and has a particular interest in business rehabilitations and restructurings. He will complete his bachelor of business at Western Sydney University mid 2019 and intends to begin the Chartered Account program shortly after.

Email jhumphrys@obp.com.au

Yaroslav

YAROSLAV IDOBAEV
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Yaroslav commenced at O’Brien Palmer in November 2018, having enthusiasm in personal and corporate insolvency appointments. His particular interest is manifested in forensic investigations and recoveries. Yaroslav is also studying a Bachelor of Commerce at Macquarie University and aims to undertake the Chartered Accountants program upon the completion of his degree.

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Nash

NASH CHANCE
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Nash has recently joined O’Brien Palmer, having previously work in the Not-for-Profit sector. He expects to complete his undergraduate studies in Accounting and Mathematics at UNSW in 2019. Nash intends to further his studies by undertaking the Chartered Accountants program and Juris Doctor upon completion of his degree.

Email nchance@obp.com.au

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