Brendan Richards has over 20 years corporate advisory and restructuring experience
Brendan has practised in the field of corporate advisory and recovery for more than 20 years providing essential advice to organisations and lenders facing financial challenges. He heads the firm’s Logistics practice and with his ‘Logistics Mindset’ seminar series, industry articles, and unique approach to the field of logistics Brendan is a recognised thought leader in risk identification and management.
As the leader of the firm’s Logistics practice, Brendan is quick to point out that Logistics is not an industry but rather a function integral to all industries. It accounts for about 80% of everything we do and is critical to business performance. Indeed, regardless of the industry, identifying hidden logistics corridors and applying strategies and processes to capture unrecognised opportunities is often the key to business recovery.
Brendan has acted as the Receiver or Administrator of many of Australia’s largest transport operators – Wettenhalls Group, Mannway Group of Companies, Gregory’s Transport and Keeforce Group – bringing about strong outcomes for his clients. He has provided recent advice to financiers of logistics operators specialising in dry bulk product, refrigerated freight, general freight, hazardous bulk liquid, forestry, fast moving consumer goods, heavy haulage as well as full third party logistics operations.
Brendan also has extensive experience in the retail industry and has applied his unique logistics perspective as Receiver and Manager of the Allans Billy Hyde music chain and Colorado Group. The latter incorporated the iconic retail brands of Colorado, JAG, Diana Ferrari, Mathers and Williams.