Michael Jones - Managing Principal
Michael is the Managing Principal of Jones Partners Insolvency and Business Recovery and holds a Bachelor of Arts (Accounting) Degree from Macquarie University. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (“ICA”) and is a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (“ARITA”).
He is a Registered Liquidator and a Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy. Michael was also a former NSW State Councillor of the ICA and has served on a number of Committees.
Michael has over thirty (30) years of experience in the insolvency and bankruptcy field and has been involved in many large and high profile corporate insolvency matters and successful corporate re-organisations. Through the appointments he has taken whilst an insolvency practitioner Michael has specific industry experience in the following sectors:
- Agriculture / Farming;
- Automotive / Motor Traders;
- Building and Construction;
- Clubs and Not For Profit Organisations; and
Michael is well known for his ten (10) P’s of success. He is regularly seen presenting at professional seminars and conferences and takes an active role in ensuring that professionals are aware of the implications which can occur if an individual or corporate entity falls into financial difficulty.
Outside of work Michael has an active interest in politics, charity and community work and enjoys boating and snow skiing.
Bruce Gleeson - Firm Principal
Bruce joined the Firm in 1992 and holds a Bachelor of Commence Degree from the University of Western Sydney, NSW. He has also completed a Diploma of Financial Planning with the Financial Planning Association of Australia (“FPA”). Bruce is a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (“CAANZ”), CPA Australia and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (“ARITA”).
He is a Registered Liquidator, Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy and a Justice of the Peace (NSW).
Bruce was on the NSW State Council of the CAANZ (previously being Chairman) from 2007 to 2011, as well as being a Former Junior Vice President of the Western Sydney Business Connection. He was previously Board Member of the Company Auditors and Liquidators Disciplinary Board (“CALDB”). Bruce assisted the CAANZ regarding the Senate Enquiry and other Insolvency Reforms proposed by Federal Treasury and other State Agencies and is presently a member of the Insolvency Management Committee, a specialist committee of the CAANZ. He is a current member of the ARITA NSW/ACT Committee and Board Director of ARITA. He is also an ARITA appointed representative on interviews for prospective Registered Liquidator and Registered Trustee applications and disciplinary matters.
He has in excess of twenty (25) years corporate insolvency and restructuring and bankruptcy experience. Bruce has also held roles in commerce with several Top 100 Companies (James Hardie and AMP) to further add to his professional skills in areas such as project management and compliance.
Through the appointments that Bruce has taken whilst an insolvency practitioner, he has specific industry experience across the following industries:
▪ Aged Care;
▪ Automotive / Motor Traders;
▪ Building and Construction (Residential Home Builders);
▪ Financial / Professional Services;
▪ Hospitality; and
In 2009 Bruce was appointed Voluntary Administrator to one of the largest residential home builders in NSW, Wincrest Homes Pty Ltd (“Wincrest”). The external administration of Wincrest resulted in an arrangement put in place with its creditors whereby it remains successfully trading today. He continues to regularly advise and assist businesses in the industry. Bruce continues to be regularly appointed to residential building companies in financial distress.
Bruce actively encourages business owners and individuals to seek professional assistance at the earliest time when they may be facing insolvency or bankruptcy. This optimises the range of options available and can quite often enable an informal restructuring or turnaround solution.
Irrespective of the nature of the insolvency, restructuring or bankruptcy matter, Bruce believes that effective communication with all parties including business owners, employees, creditors and other stakeholders not only reduces anxiety levels for those concerned, but also enables financial hardship to be appropriately dealt with, as well as enhancing the possibility of recovery for creditors.
He regularly acts for creditors in enforcing recovery actions and has had extensive experience in public examinations and recovery of concealed assets. Bruce is also frequently appointed as Trustee under Section 66G of the NSW Conveyancing Act, 1919 to realise commercial and residential properties.
Daniel Soire - Firm Principal
Daniel joined Jones Partners in 2003 and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) Degree from the University of Western Sydney. He is a member of the ICA and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (“ARITA”).
Daniel is a Registered Liquidator and an Official Liquidator.
With over fourteen (14) years experience across both corporate and personal insolvency, Daniel has specific insolvency experience across a number of industry sectors including:
- Commercial Property;
- Building and Construction;
- Financial and Professional Services; and
- Automotive / Motor Traders.
Daniel has extensive experience in assisting companies in the SME market as well as being involved in many large and complex corporate insolvency matters requiring extensive investigations including public examinations. He has also been involved in assisting creditors in enforcing recovery action.
Irrespective of the size and complexity of the assignment, Daniel recognises that by providing clarity to business owners and individuals, better outcomes can be achieved for all stakeholders.