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 10 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

CraigTinkler

CRAIG TINKLER
PRACTICE MANAGER

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Craig has been with O’Brien Palmer for over six years, and has over twelve years’ experience in the insolvency industry. Craig has experience across a broad variety of both corporate and personal insolvency appointments, as well as litigation of insolvency matters, including being involved in the setting of numerous legal precedents. Craig is the Practice Manager of the firm, providing his experience and technical skills to complex matters undertaken by the firm, as well as day to day management of the firm.

Email ctinkler@obp.com.aulinked

RobClapham

ROBERT CLAPHAM
MANAGER

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Rob is a Manager at O’Brien Palmer with over 13 years experience in Corporate and Personal Insolvency. He has a wide ranging knowledge of various types administrations, including Voluntary Administration, Liquidations and Personal Insolvency and Debt Agreements.

Email rclapham@obp.com.aulinked

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DARREN GRAY
SUPERVISOR

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Darren joined O’Brien Palmer in September 2018, with a background formerly in corporate advisory and taxation. Darren graduated at the University of Auckland in New Zealand with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and subsequently in 2018, was admitted as a Chartered Accountant. Throughout his 4+ years in insolvency, he has gained invaluable experience across a range of external administrations including liquidations, receiverships, voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement and bankruptcies.

Email dgray@obp.com.au
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Adrian

ADRIAN FRANCO
SUPERVISOR

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Adrian joined O’Brien Palmer in July 2017 having completed a Bachelor of Business and Commerce (Accounting). Adrian has over 8 years of insolvency experience, having worked on a wide variety of personal and corporate insolvency matters from many different industries. He is a member of ARITA having completed the ARITA Advanced Certificate in Insolvency and intends to continue his studies through the Chartered Accountants program. Adrian is also a Justice of the Peace in and for the state of New South Wales.

Email afranco@obp.com.au

Justin Dragicevic

JUSTIN DRAGICEVIC
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

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Justin joined O’Brien Palmer in October 2015 having completed his degrees in both Business Administration & Commerce (Professional Accounting). Justin previously had 3 years’ experience in a business services firm, and has been recently admitted as a Chartered Accountant. He has gained experience in a wide range of external administrations, including court liquidations, creditors voluntary liquidations, members voluntary liquidations, voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement, receiverships and bankruptcies.

Email jdragicevic@obp.com.au
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JAY TAYLOR

JAY TAYLOR
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

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Jay joined O’Brien Palmer in August 2017 having completed his degrees in Commerce and Business at the University of Newcastle. He is currently undertaking further tertiary studies through the Chartered Accountants Program which he hopes to complete by 2022. Jay is also a Justice of the Peace (NSW). Since joining O’Brien Palmer, Jay has continued to expand his knowledge of insolvency and business rehabilitation which has led to him developing experience in a wide range of corporate and personal insolvency appointments including voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangement, court liquidations, creditors voluntary liquidations, and members voluntary liquidations.

Email jtaylor@obp.com.au

DAVID PILIPOVIC

DANIEL CARISTO
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

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Daniel joined O’Brien Palmer in June 2017, having previously worked in taxation and business services. He aims to expand his accounting knowledge by entering the insolvency industry with a keen focus in corporate insolvency, business restructuring and advisory. Daniel has recently completed his Bachelor of Business, majoring in Accounting and Management at UTS and aims to further his tertiary education by undertaking the Chartered Accountants Program in June 2020 as a Provisional Member. Daniel is also an Associate Member of the Tax Institute of Australia and a Justice of the Peace (NSW).

Email dcaristo@obp.com.au

Nash

NASH CHANCE
SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

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Nash joined O’Brien Palmer in October 2018, having previously work in the Not-for-Profit sector. Nash has a double degree in Accounting and Mathematics from the University of New South Wales. He is currently undertaking the Chartered Accountants Program in order to further his tertiary education.

Email nchance@obp.com.au

Joshua

JOSHUA KERR
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Josh joined O’Brien Palmer in December 2018 as an Insolvency Accountant. He is nearing the final year of his Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degrees at The University of Notre Dame, and is currently completing an Honours Thesis on s 73 compositions, scheduled to be finalised in February 2021. Josh intends to undertake further education completing ARITA’s Advanced Certification program. His interests in the industry include Voluntary Administrations & Bankruptcy Compositions.

Email jkerr@obp.com.au
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Jack

JACK HUMPHRYS
INSOLVENCY ACCOUNTANT

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Jack joined O’Brien Palmer in January 2019 to gain experience in corporate insolvency and has a particular interest in business rehabilitations and advisory. He completed his Bachelor of Business (Accounting) in 2019 and is currently undertaking the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand program. During his time at OBP he has gained experience in a range on external administrations, including creditors voluntary liquidations, members voluntary liquidations, voluntary administrations and bankruptcies.

Email jhumphrys@obp.com.au

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