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Wayne Rushton

Wayne Rushton

Partner, Restructuring Services

KPMG Australia

Wayne is a Partner in the Western Australian practice with over 20 years of experience in a variety of fields including corporate restructuring, audit, corporate finance and business/corporate advisory services. This broad background of experience places Wayne in a unique position to assist clients with both financial and operational restructures, identify opportunities for early intervention and provide a holistic approach to crisis management.

Wayne has provided a combination of formal and informal restructuring and strategic services, that have included independent business reviews and large cross-border insolvency and restructuring matters, several of which have been based in the energy and resource industries and involved communication with large creditor and stakeholder groups.

Key projects include an informal advisory and business turnaround engagement for a major Western Australian company in the energy industry. This assignment involved providing advice and assisting with the restructuring of the company, and ongoing monitoring of the company’s qualification for safe harbour protections under the new insolvency law reforms.

Through focused planning Wayne is able to deliver solutions to complex restructuring problems, particularly in respect of cross-border insolvencies and informal restructuring assignments.

Wayne joined KPMG as a Partner following the firm's merger with Ferrier Hodgson in June 2019.


Areas of expertise

  • Independent business reviews
  • Cross-border restructuring
  • Internal corporate and operational restructuring
  • Risk mitigation strategies



  • Mining
  • Energy
Areas of expertise
Bankruptcy Deal Advisory Debt management Finance and accounting performance assessment Finance strategy Financial Management Financial restructuring Strategy Transactions
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

  • Former Chair of the Western Australian branch of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association Committee

  • Registered Liquidator

  • International lending syndicates

  • Commercial and investment banks

  • Hedge funds

  • Private equity

  • Directors, CEOs and CFOs

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