Cathro & Partners appoints Amanda Rose as general manager

17 August 2023 Consultancy.com.au 3 min. read
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Growing insolvency and turnaround consultancy Cathro & Partners has marked its two-year anniversary with the recruitment of Amanda Rose in a newly-created general manager role.

Coinciding with its two-year anniversary, boutique Sydney-based turnaround and restructuring consultancy Cathro & Partners has recruited former McKinsey & Company Asia Pacific operations and people manager Amanda Rose as its new general manager. Rose crosses after the past four and a half years with the Commonwealth Bank, most recently as executive manager for business performance.

In her new role, Rose will be tasked with working alongside the firm’s principals – founder and managing principal Simon Cathro together with fellow former Worrels partner Andrew Blundell and government advisory lead John Laird – “to manage business operations, processes and performance, governance, reporting, and planning to enable efficient delivery of our strategic agenda and goals.”

Cathro & Partners appoints Amanda Rose as general manager

Rose spent more than a decade as a business and admin specialist at C3 Group and Macquarie before joining McKinsey & Company in Sydney in 2016, where she provided operations and people management of the management consultancy’s Asia Pacific transformation practice. Since then, she has served in a number of roles at Commonwealth Bank, including in the area of operations strategy.

“Amanda brings over 20 years of experience and knowledge across business performance, operational excellence and team management gained from roles in financial services, consulting and non-for-profits,” the firm stated. “Amanda’s expertise and leadership will be invaluable in ensuring that Cathro & Partners continues to provide world class insolvency and restructuring services to our clients.”

In what is a newly-created role, Rose joins the growing consultancy as it celebrates its second anniversary, having been founded by Cathro in 2021 during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic after more than two and a half decades in the business, including as an insolvency partner at Worrels, Ernst & Young and Deloitte and as a director at PwC. He was joined by Andrew Blundell shortly after.

Reflecting on the firm’s journey and achievements to date – which have included a win as the Best Insolvency & Restructuring Firm in the under $30 million revenue category at the most recent Client Choice Awards – Cathro stated; “It has gone very quick. We’ve set up a practice spread across NSW, Queensland, and the ACT. We’ll shortly have something open in Victoria. It hasn’t been easy.”

Speaking on the Client Choice award, Cathro cited responsiveness, agility to client needs, and a focus on value preservation and the best outcome for all parties as among the elements which set the firm apart; “We aim to be as transparent as possible when there are difficult and confronting matters in the work we do because we understand there are real people involved and often high emotions to manage.”