Our Team




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Riad Tayeh

Riad began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, moving to Ferrier Hodgson Sydney, and then Ferrier Hodgson Hong Kong. For ten years he specialised in insolvency, corporate restructure, financial investigation and turnaround strategy. In the Hong Kong market Riad restructured listed companies, managed major liquidations, undertook fraud investigations and provided litigation support.

He has also assisted various companies in restructuring, obtaining equity, acquiring businesses and implementing exit strategies.

Riad has over 30 years insolvency and accounting experience and enjoys a reputation as a tough-minded and astute practitioner, offering clients an energetic and practical approach to business solutions.

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Suelen McCallum

Suelen developed her skills with some of the profession's most influential figures, becoming a manager with PPB Sydney and then working in the commercial field for a number of years. Suelen has now returned to professional practice and joined the deVries Tayeh group in 2002.

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Antony Resnick

Before migrating to Australia in January 2003, Antony ran the Grant Thornton South African Insolvency Practice as Managing Director for 10 years. Prior to that, Antony spent three years at KPMG during which time he became a Registered Liquidator and Trustee in Bankruptcy. Antony attained 18 years of experience in South Africa.

His first 6 years in Australia saw him actively involved in commercial undertakings and various businesses, gaining a practical understanding of business in Australia. Antony then joined BRI Ferrier as a Director in 2009 and later became an equity partner in 2013 and remained so until 2015.

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Mark Robinson

Mark has over 25 years of experience in the areas of turnaround and insolvency, as well as strategy, operations and risk management. He has also spent many years liaising with domestic and foreign professional associations, government regulators and law makers.

He is a commercially focused professional with a solid track record in stakeholder management and consistently delivering focused strategies, whilst remaining adaptable and approachable.

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Antony de Vries

Antony started the dVT Group journey in 1995 having collected over two decades of experience, including with Australia’s largest accounting firms.

His vision was to create a firm that provided trusted services to individuals and businesses in a way that would make a real and practical difference.

Through his understanding of people and persistence, Antony has directed the firm’s positive culture and has overseen its expansion to today’s offering with over 35 professional staff across our Harris Park and Sydney offices.

The specialised services now offered by dVT Group include business strategy and succession, business turnaround, personal and corporate insolvency as well as a full suite of investigation and forensic services.

Antony has also published the book “Life after Business” which is a complete guide to Business Succession Planning.

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David Solomons

After a distinguished career in education and commerce, David joined the ranks of the insolvency profession and has been a valuable asset to our firm in the areas of corporate insolvency, external administrations and personal insolvency.

In particular, David has extensive experience in voluntary administrations, receiverships and liquidations.

His expertise in handling difficult scenarios and complex situations has been a strength of his professional approach to each and every matter.

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Chris Skepevski

Chris has spent many years working with secured lenders in Australia and has been involved in matters including assessments as to solvency, investigating accountant reviews, financial investigations and restructuring of ASX listed companies through the Voluntary Administration process.

He has been involved in a number of large-scale corporate restructuring assignments involving cross-border insolvency issues and has been successful in restructures of a number of businesses in a diverse range of industries.

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Troy Graham

Troy has over twelve years’ experience in restructuring and insolvency appointments across a range of industry sectors.

He has substantial experience in both formal and informal insolvency appointments including liquidations, receiverships, voluntary administrations and deeds of company arrangements.

Troy has also been admitted as a solicitor in The Supreme Court of New South Wales.

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Bob Cruickshanks

Bob is a valued member of our dVT Bankruptcy Team. He brings a wealth of experience and acquired knowledge in this area and enjoys educating and mentoring other members of the team.

He also shares his knowledge as an author of the Bankruptcy chapter in both the Law Handbook and the Lawyers Practice Manual and as a speaker at Bankruptcy Conferences. He has an ongoing interest in how the courts interpret the evolving Bankruptcy Act and the associated legislation.

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Anthony Bagala

Anthony’s career originally developed in the areas of business services, taxation accounting and insolvency working for boutique and middle tier SME’s in Perth and Sydney during 2000 and 2008. During that time Anthony developed skills in personal and corporate insolvency having managed a variety of insolvency administrations along with skills in accounting, taxation, audit and consultancy.

He also has several years of experience as a tax accountant from his early career life leading him to becoming a Registered Tax Agent in 2008.

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Faris Odisho

Faris manages Information Technology at dVT Group which involves specialist services of recovering, collecting and analysing recovered data or live current data that is in use by the client.

With his combined digital forensics and business advisory theory, he is able to provide practical and commercial solutions for use in legal or business disputes to facilitate with investigations of business transactions.

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Luke Coppin

Luke has gained more than ten years insolvency experience in BRW’s top 100 accounting firms. He is a member of both the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association and Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand.

His experience is varied and includes the preparation of briefs to assist with Public Examinations, when required.

In his spare time, Luke is an enthusiastic gardener and sits on the executive committee for the Turramurra Lookout Community Garden.

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Tony Hui

Tony commenced his career in insolvency in early 2013. Tony has successfully restructured a number of businesses during his time. He worked across a variety of different sectors ranging from fintech, education, hospitality, and manufacturing.

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Steven Michail

Steve has wide-spread experience in property and finance having spent his career working in a transactional capacity with large global commercial real estate firms focusing on sales & investments, the major Australian banks focusing on property investment and development finance in the mid-market space across a range of property sectors, as an advisor to an Australian and Asian based consultancy firm focusing on debt and real estate advisory, and as a property developer of his own residential projects in NSW.

Steve is very passionate about improving the long-term systemic issue of the “Under-supply of Affordable Housing in Australia” as well as its associated social issues and is therefore consistently exploring new and innovative ideas and approaches to adopt personally and professionally that aim to address these matters.