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Jeremy (Jack) Abeyratne

Jack Abeyratne

Jack has had over 20 years’ experience in the insolvency industry and has been a registered liquidator since 2012.

Jack has been involved in insolvency appointments in a wide range of sectors including hospitality, education, property, transport, IT, construction and engineering. Prior to APL Insolvency, Jack worked at Harrisons Insolvency with his late father William (Bill) Abeyratne, a liquidator and bankruptcy trustee of many years.

Since 2010, Jack has been running APL Insolvency, seeking to provide the best outcome for all stakeholders and provide a service that is both respectful to directors and good for creditors.

Jack enjoys the challenge of finding solutions to what can often be complex problems.

Jack is a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Association of Independent Insolvency Practitioners (AIIP).

Manny Hill

Manny Hill

Manny has worked in insolvency for over 20 years, first with Harrisons Insolvency then with APL Insolvency since 2010.

Manny enjoys working with people and is well known for bringing his sense of humour and compassion to what are frequently quite stressful situations.

Manny has experience working on appointments of all types and from many industries including manufacturing, hospitality, retail and building & construction. He has also undertaken specific investigations into insolvent trading, unfair preferences and uncommercial transactions and has prepared specialist reports for various stakeholders.

Before working in insolvency, Manny worked in the hospitality industry as a manager in a busy Southbank restaurant for many years. This position provided Manny with first-hand experience of insolvency when the restaurant ended up being placed into voluntary administration. The administration was handled by Jack’s late father, William (Bill) Abeyratne, and for many months Manny assisted the external administrators while they continued trading the business. He must have impressed the administrators as following the end of administration Manny ended up joining the administrator’s insolvency firm!

Bringing a real understanding of insolvency from both sides of the fence, Manny is committed to finding solutions and helping all stakeholders through what can sometimes be a challenging and complex process. A keen Richmond supporter, Manny has recently moved to the Mornington Peninsula and enjoys golf, boating and kayaking on the bay.

Sam Patel

Sam Patel

Sam has worked in insolvency for over 11 years, joining APL Insolvency in 2010.

Sam enjoys the challenges of working in insolvency and dealing with a wide variety of stakeholders.

Sam has worked on insolvency appointments from a wide range of sectors including building and construction, manufacturing, retail, transport and logistics, real estate, professional and trade service businesses and various franchises. Sam has also had experience in a wide range of trading appointments.

Sam brings a strong commercial sense and a keen mind to his insolvency work and really enjoys investigating a company’s trading history to find ways to unlock value for creditors.

Sam is an avid cricket fan who enjoys watching cricket from all around the world. He also plays for Malvern Cricket Club.

Maggie Romero Valer

Maggie Romero Valer

Maggie has worked in insolvency for over 9 years.

Maggie commenced working in insolvency at APL Insolvency in 2009 before leaving for Peru in 2016 to give birth to her son. Following her return to Australia, Maggie rejoined APL Insolvency in 2019.

Maggie was a qualified lawyer in Peru where she spent over seven years performing investigations at the Antidumping Commission. In Australia, she studied a Masters in Public and International Law at the University of Melbourne before changing her area of interest to Insolvency and Corporate Law.

Maggie really enjoys working through the insolvency process, especially conducting investigations and finding solutions to problems derived from probatory means and legal interpretation.

Maggie enjoys baking and travelling in her spare time.

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