Restructuring expert Tom Birch joins Cor Cordis as a partner

28 February 2022 Consultancy.com.au 1 min. read
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Business advisory firm Cor Cordis has strengthened its partnership with Tom Birch, who commences his new role today.

Based in the firm’s Perth office, Birch is a member of the Restructuring & Turnaround practice, and becomes the 20th national partner of Cor Cordis. 

Formerly at Ferrier Hodgson and KPMG (which acquired Ferrier Hodgson in 2019), Birch is a Chartered Accountant and Registered Liquidator with close to two decades of experience in the restructuring and insolvency landscape.

Tom Birch, Partner, Cor Cordis

During his career, he has worked extensively on over a dozen restructuring assignments with a focus on clients in the energy & resources, agricultural and construction sectors. Notable engagements include Alita Resources, Eastern Goldfields (now Ora Banda), Bell Group, Great Southern and more recently as a joint appointee in the administration of Salt Lake Potash.

Birch also has been involved with several international restructurings in Singapore, Kazakhstan and Indonesia.

His experience ranges from implementing and managing turnaround strategies, completing independent business reviews on behalf of banks and investors, investigating claims on behalf of creditors and stakeholders, and recapitalising entities.

“Tom brings extensive experience in core sectors, and complements the existing capabilities within Cor Cordis,” said Jeremy Nipps, a partner at Cor Cordis. “We have ambitious growth plans, and this appointment brings opportunities to better service our client base in Perth and in the mining sector.”

Commenting on his new challenge, Birch said: “I’m looking forward to getting to know and working with everyone at Cor Cordis.”

Founded in 2006, Cor Cordis specialises in financial advisory, restructuring and insolvency services to the small to mid-market sector. The consulting firm has around 130 consultants and staff working from four offices in Australia.