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NextGen to the Rescue


Wednesday 21st July 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


WA 6000

TMA NextGen WA presents its annual business case competition.

Working in small groups, you will prepare a pitch to the board of a hypothetical integrated commercial fishing and transport logistics business, navigating current economic conditions.

Our panel of expert judges (the board) will look for commerciality, creativity and excellent communication skills in your pitch to guide them through this time of crisis.  The top 3 team submissions will present their pitches to the panel at an event in July 2021 and receive complimentary tickets to the TMA Capital Meets Turnaround Event. 

Teams of up to four should include mixed skill sets and we encourage you to look outside of your firm for team members. You will receive a copy of the hypothetical business case on registration.

Should you wish to participate and require a group, please reach out to a member of the NextGen Committee.

Eligibility: Professionals with less than five years’ experience.
Cost: No cost to enter
Prize: $600 cash sponsored by Gordon Brothers, McGrathNicol and EY

Reponses due by: Wednesday 21 July at 5pm

To register and receive a copy of the business case, email one of your WA TMA NextGen Committee members:

Melissa Ferreira (Clayton Utz); Nelson Kennedy (Gordon Brothers); Danielle Jeyes (FTI Consulting); Angus Miles (EY); and Andrew Boys


Ben Gibson
Director, Gordon Brothers

Director at Gordon Brothers with over 25 years of experience in the valuation and auction industry, managing large scale asset valuation and sale projects on behalf of banks, insolvency practitioners and large corporations across many industries. Over the last several years Ben has also assisted these companies with their funding and liquidity requirements. Ben is the Chair of the WA TMA Committee.

Carl Gunther
President, TMA Australia

Carl is an accomplished senior executive with turnaround and financial restructuring expertise with corporate strategy, finance, M&A integration and separation credentials across the UK, Asia and Australia. He has over 25 years financial and operational restructuring experience having led teams in complex restructuring projects across multiple industries. Carl was the national Turnaround Lead for KPMG Australia and retired from the KPMG partnership on December 2019. Carl regularly presents on turnaround and restructuring topics, he holds a number of Company Director positions and continues to advise on turnaround matters.

Chris Pearce
Partner, Blackwall Legal

Founding Partner of Blackwall Legal, a boutique law firm based in Perth. Chris acts for distressed businesses, insolvency practitioners, financiers and other stakeholders in distressed scenarios. He is Deputy Chair of the Law Council of Australia’s Insolvency and Reconstruction Committee and is recognised in various ranking guides for his experience in turnaround and insolvency work.

Wednesday 21st July 2021

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm


WA 6000

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