Cathro & Partners adds industry veteran Henry Kazar to team

09 October 2023 2 min. read
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Cathro & Partners has welcomed industry veteran Henry Kazar to its Canberra office.

The newly appointed Principal brings over 40 years of experience in corporate and personal restructuring services across public and private sectors. “Henry will be a significant asset to the firm as we continue to build out our insolvency and restructuring advisory practice,” said Simon Cathro, managing partner of Cathro & Partners.

In his new role, Kazar will be responsible for serving clients in the ACT and nationally. He will work with Cathro & Partners leaders (including Navin Lal in Canberra) to build out the firm’s bankruptcy and corporate restructuring capability, as well as assisting with the development of its presence within the federal government.

Henry Kazar, Principal, Cathro & Partners

Kazar’s career experience encompasses business reviews, financial viability assessments, profitability analysis, business liquidity and strength of forecasting.

Notably, Kazar was at the forefront of assisting the federal government in its Covid-19 response aimed at ensuring business continuity for distressed businesses in the aged care sector. Other areas where he assisted the federal government included the Department of Health.

Prior to joining Cathro & Partners, Kazar was a Senior Advisor at Kroll, before which he was a partner at EY for six years, where he was responsible for the Restructuring practice. During this time, he played a key role in the growth and development of the restructuring team, both in the ACT and on a national scale. Kazar also held the role of People leader within EY’s Strategy & Transactions division.

Prior to that, Kazar led a restructuring consulting boutique he co-founded with Michael Slaven. In 2015, the firm – operating as Kazar Slaven – was bought by EY for an undisclosed sum.

“Henry’s vast experience and deep insights into restructuring and financial assessments will undoubtedly elevate our firm's offerings and reinforce our commitment to excellence,” said Cathro.