About us

Avior Consulting is a boutique financial advisory firm, which specialises in helping growing companies achieve their financial goals in difficult circumstances.

Avior Consulting was founded in 2012 by Dermott McVeigh to offer a more dedicated service to growing companies in need of high quality financial advice and support. Prior to establishing Avior Consulting in 2012, Dermott was a Partner at Deloitte in Perth and specialized in restructuring, debt & credit advisory and middle market M&A.

We aim to develop trusted advisor relationships with our clients and pride ourselves on delivering services, which substantially contribute to the development of our clients’ businesses.

 

Dermott McVeigh

Head of Corporate Turnaround

Led by principal Dermott McVeigh, Avior Consulting comprises analysts and consultants who are experts in their field, across a variety industries.

Dermott is a commercial restructuring specialist with over 13 years experience.  Dermott began his career as an auditor in the UK and emigrated to Australia in 2002 where he specialised in corporate restructuring and financial modeling.

In 2009, Dermott became one of the youngest partners in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in Australia and played an instrumental role in growing Deloitte’s Perth practice with the major Australian banks and the mining services sector. Today, Dermott specialises in:

  1. Complex restructuring advisory services with a specific focus on distressed middle market companies
  2. Helping clients achieve major growth objectives with sustainable debt levels
  3. Helping clients extract significant value from improved working capital management, sustainable cost reduction and better financial performance
  4. Financial modeling and the preparation of three way financial forecasts to support debt submissions and financier reporting
  5. Providing financial modeling training to finance professionals.

Dermott is a Chartered Accountant in Australia and Ireland.  He is also a member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Hollie Ponton

Head of Forensic Accounting

Hollie is the Head of Forensic Investigations in our practice with over 10 years of experience in forensic accounting, corporate restructuring and as a commercial accountant.

Since joining Avior Consulting, and through prior experience at Ferrier Hodgson and ASIC, Hollie’s experiences have included forensic accounting assignments with government bodies, forensic accounting support for family law matters, litigation support, insolvent trading expert reports, implementing and managing turnaround strategies, business trade on scenarios, asset sales programs and recovery actions for various key stakeholders.

Her forensic accounting and transactional investigations portfolio includes

  • extensive data analytics of both financial data and investigative data
  • insolvent trading investigations
  • interrogation of balance sheet and profit & loss line items
  • financial misuse investigations
  • financial compensation investigations into contract breaches or contraventions under the Corporations Act 2001
  • family law matters in adherence with Part 15.5 of the Family Law Rules 2004, and
  • production of witness statements and affidavits producing expert reports for both civil, criminal, and family law matters

Clients include

  • Federal and State Government bodie
  • Company Directors
  • Commercial and investment banks
  • ASX listed entities
  • Individuals affected by family law issues

Qualifications & Memberships

  • Member of the Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
  • Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Board member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, Perth Chapter
  • BA in Professional Accounting

Kelly Meyn

Head of Restructuring and Insolvency

A solutions-focused professional, Kelly has more than 10 years of experience in corporate insolvency.

Most recently with Deloitte and also with Crowe Horwath (formerly Grant Thornton) conducting all types of external administrations, as well as investigations for lending institutions.

His skills as an advisor and insolvency practitioner are enhanced by six years as a senior financial manager of SMEs in the manufacturing, industrial services and professional services sectors. Kelly was at the coal face of these businesses as they strived under difficult trading conditions and he understands firsthand the pressures created when a business is under financial strain. Kelly was pleased to play a central role in the successful turnaround each business achieved.

Kelly began his career as an auditor and in corporate insolvency in Canada where he also spent several years in investment banking. He is a Chartered Accountant.