Michael is a leader in Restructuring and Strategic Advisory. His repertoire of skills spans financial modelling, business process management, policy and procedure review, feasibility studies, community engagement, economic and social profiling and cost benefit analysis.
Michael has a passion for the wine industry and is personally involved in his own wine business. His intimate knowledge of Australia’s wine industry has helped many wine industry clients improve their business operations. Michael has also previously been involved with a wine infrastructure fund listed on the ASX and also a large privately owned wine bottling, storage, labelling, warehousing and distribution company.
Clients and stakeholders are always assured of the best results when they work with Michael. His exceptional industry knowledge, negotiating skills and the focus he puts on stakeholder relationships, enables him to achieve the best outcomes for his clients whilst maintaining both professionalism and empathy. And his compassionate, proficient manner helps to ease client burdens during times of uncertainty.
Michael’s vast experience in strategic advisory has led to working on a number of significant projects over the course of his remarkable career. He has undertaken extensive financial investigations into company affairs on behalf of various stakeholders and is highly skilled in the review of management controls, workout strategies, debt and group restructuring.
Michael spent eleven years in corporate finance and corporate recovery at Price Waterhouse before establishing Weir & Basedow in 1997. He then joined Pitcher Partners Adelaide in 2008 as Principal, inaugurating the firm’s Business Recovery and Insolvency Services division.
Memberships and qualifications
- Bachelor of Economics (University of Adelaide)
- Member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
- Registered Company Liquidator
- Member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association
- Member of the Australian Institute of Credit Management