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Cathro recruits fraud, forensic accounting specialist


The firm bolsters its insolvency teams to meet increasing demand.

By Philip King 11 minute read

Corporate restructuring specialist Cathro & Partners has recruited Mark Cook to bolster its insolvency and advisory practice.

Cathro said Mr Cook had two decades of experience in forensic accounting, fraud investigation, corporate restructuring advisory, and insolvency in both Australia and the UK.

“His expertise complements the firm’s three specialist teams across personal insolvency, corporate insolvency, and government advisory,” it said.


In June Cathro & Partners set up a personal insolvency specialist team alongside its existing corporate insolvency and government advisory services to provide support for individuals across bankruptcy, controlling trustee, and personal insolvency agreements.

Cathro & Partners managing principal Simon Cathro said Mr Cook’s experience would be invaluable with insolvency and fraud on the rise.

“We’re seeing an increased need for specialist expertise in forensic accounting and fraud investigations,” he said.

“While insolvency numbers are back at pre-COVID-19 levels, we’re predicting demand will spike as the country faces further rate hikes and a tough economic environment.”

Mr Cook said he looked forward to helping clients prior to insolvency through Cathro’s restructuring services.

“I’m pleased to be joining a firm of Cathro & Partners’ calibre and reputation in market and working alongside an already stellar team of insolvency, restructuring and advisory experts,” he said.

Philip King

Philip King


Philip King is editor of Accountants Daily and SMSF Adviser, the leading sources of news, insight, and educational content for professionals in the accounting and SMSF sectors.

Philip joined the titles in March 2022 and brings extensive experience from a variety of roles at The Australian national broadsheet daily, most recently as motoring editor. His background also takes in spells on diverse consumer and trade magazines.

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