WA Insolvency Solutions (WAIS), the Western Australian division of insolvency firm Jirsch Sutherland, has announced the appointment of Kerry Fry as business director.
Ms Fry, a chartered accountant, was most recently a director at Firm Vision Advisory, and an assistant manager at PPB Advisory previously.
Based in the WAIS Albany office, Ms Fry’s appointment will give the firm its first permanent locally-based specialist.
“We’re delighted to welcome Kerry to our Albany office. Her expertise and broad experience across multiple sectors will set a new standard in insolvency and restructuring services in the region. Businesses and individuals will also benefit from her local knowledge,” said WAIS managing partner Kim Strickland.
“Kerry brings specialist expertise in accounting analysis, investigative accounting, and business and asset divestment, which are strengthened by her comprehensive understanding of strategic management, regulatory matters, legislation and policies. She also has an exceptional eye for detail and a pragmatic approach.”
Ms Fry, who will work with businesses in Albany, Denmark, Mt Barker, Katanning and Narrogin, has previously worked with companies from various sectors, including Black Oak Mining; Vemco, which is part of the HRL Group; Beds Plus; Cell Aquaculture; Eyeson Workforce; and Midland Construction and ARK Fund, which specialises in agriculture and investment schemes.
Ms Fry’s appointment follows the appointment of former HLB Mann Judd partner Gary Anderson as business director earlier in the year.
PPB Advisory's history
In June this year, PwC confirmed the acquisition of PPB Advisory after about six months of negotiations, taking in 22 of PPB Advisory's 33 partners, and the majority of its 280 staff.
Last month, a former PPB Advisory partner was charged with three counts of fraud after ASIC alleged that as co-liquidator of a wound-up Brisbane firm, he transferred $800,000 to the bank account of a private company that he controlled.
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