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Our Partners

Garry Whimp

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Garry is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner with over 15 years of experience in accountancy, primarily within the building industry, Garry also brings insights from successful ventures in timber and mortgage/finance sectors, offering a comprehensive understanding of business ownership and financial management. His journey in insolvency began in 2007, marking the start of a diverse career. Garry has undertaken significant roles as both receiver and liquidator across various sectors, including hospitality, horticulture, farming, construction, retail, warehousing, engineering, security, media, and finance. Noteworthy accomplishments include his appointment by Easy Factors International Limited as receiver for ten hotels, where he successfully managed their operations towards profitability and facilitated their individual sale over three years. Additionally, Garry led the liquidation of Barantas Security Limited and oversaw the recovery of funds from directors following the collapse of International Academy of New Zealand Limited, which enrolled 3000 students. Garry's expertise extends to handling complex matters such as fraud reporting and providing expert testimony in court. He has collaborated with forensic accounting specialists and served as an expert witness for the Department of Internal Affairs in cases involving gaming machine funds misappropriation. In his pursuit to protect creditor interests, Garry excels in fund collection strategies, employing meticulous analysis of company documents and identifying voidable transactions to enhance creditor outcomes. Beyond his professional commitments, Garry enjoys fishing, golfing and holds a private pilot’s license.

Benjamin Francis

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Ben brings extensive expertise to Blacklock Rose Limited, having garnered 13 years of experience in specialist insolvency firms across Australia and New Zealand. His tenure spans a diverse array of corporate insolvency assignments, encompassing liquidations (both court and voluntary), receiverships, voluntary administrations, and deeds of company arrangements. Notably, Ben has spearheaded the trade-on and sale of businesses, conducted thorough investigations into company failures, and successfully recovered voidable preferences. His notable roles include serving as a liquidator for Podular Housing Systems Limited, a prominent case in the tiny- homes building sector, and as a court appointed interim-receiver; a remedy rarely invoked. Operating primarily within the realm of corporate insolvency, Ben is committed to maximizing returns for creditors, irrespective of company turnovers, ranging from $50,000 to $30,000,000 annually. Complementing his professional achievements, Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Auckland, along with a Masters of Laws with Honours (Commercial Specialization). He is admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and is a Licensed Insolvency Practitioner. Beyond his professional pursuits, Ben finds fulfillment in family travel and is an avid sports enthusiast, notably active in rugby union as a respected referee.

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