About

We are 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 specialised in restructuring, debt & credit advisory and middle-market M&A.

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

How can we help
Our restructuring experts work with companies dealing with financial difficulty. When this happens it is vital that you seek professional advice as early as possible. (Note: our initial consultation is free!) The faster you begin developing a plan, the better chance your business has of surviving.

Our corporate turnaround team uses a proven framework that applies regardless of the size of the business. Achieving a successful turnaround is not an art as some would have you believe but a science, and our scientific approach can be applied to your business.

Meet our team
Our leadership team specialises in restructuring, insolvency and turnaround with the capabilities and resources to service companies across the whole of Australia.

Why us?
We are known for being creative. We have done many deeds of company arrangements and restructuring transactions via liquidation. These assignments have ranged from designing the restructure of a small father/son flooring business to orchestrating the turnaround of a $200m engineering group.

We also back ourselves. We’ve participated as a lender in restructuring plans and assembled an investor group for the restructure of an ASX-listed mining company. In that case, we were the lead investor and we brought the restructuring plan to the company’s directors.

Our turnaround expertise extends to the point that we have been brought in as interim CEO and chief restructuring officer as part of large turnaround mandates.

Finally, we are a boutique, which means we’re small with lower costs, and yet offer the skills and services of the larger firms.

 

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 20 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 Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association and a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Eve Switka

Senior Manager

Eve is a Chartered Certified Accountant and a Certified Fraud Examiner and has over 10 years accounting experience including roles in management accounting, restructuring and insolvency and forensic accounting. Eve has worked in Australia and offshore United Kingdom. Her expertise is in insolvency and restructuring, management accounts reviews, internal reporting and budgets, forensic accounting and investigations. She has been involved in corporate restructuring, voluntary administrations and liquidations, independent business reviews, fraud and corruption investigations and complex commercial disputes across a broad range of sectors including hospitality, mining and resource companies, manufacturing and retail, public sector, financial services, construction, and local government.

Prior to joining Avior Eve spent 5 years at Grant Thornton in Perth and Channel Islands in restructuring and forensic accounting. Eve was also a management accountant for a large retail and manufacturing group Sandpiper CI and a construction company Style Group in the Channel Islands.

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.