Our Team

Jack James

Partner

jjames@pbconsult.com.au

Jack has over 25 years of advisory experience both in Australia and overseas

Jack is a qualified chartered accountant with over 25 years’ experience in corporate recovery and insolvency, financial investigations, corporate restructuring and business advisory.

Prior to establishing Palisade Business Consulting in 2010, Jack previously held senior positions in leading corporate restructuring practices in Australia and has also undertaken assignments in Indonesia and South Korea.

Jack has experience across a variety of industry sectors, including agribusiness, indigenous, mining and energy, tourism, manufacturing and education, where he has been involved in a variety of formal and informal appointments.

Jack holds a number of Company Secretary and Director roles with listed entities both in Australia and overseas.

Memberships

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association
Registered Liquidator

 

Paula Smith

Partner

psmith@pbconsult.com.au

Paula has held senior roles in top tier corporate restructuring firms

Paula is a chartered accountant with over 15 years’ experience specialising in corporate reconstruction and advisory services at leading professional services firms throughout Australia and Asia.

Paula has previously held senior roles in top tier corporate restructuring practices and has worked on a number of formal and informal advisory assignments with corporates with particular emphasis on forecasts, financial management and controls.

Paula has experience across a variety of industry sectors, including agribusiness, Indigenous, financial services, mining and energy, tourism and manufacturing.

Paula also holds a number of Company Secretary and Director roles with listed entities.

Memberships

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Registered Liquidator and BAS Agent

 

Nicole Allmark

Principal

nallmark@pbconsult.com.au

Nicole has a keen understanding of corporate insolvency and investigations

Nicole is a qualified chartered accountant and has over 15 years’ experience in corporate recovery and insolvency, financial investigations, corporate restructuring and business advisory. Nicole spent 5 years working in corporate insolvency in London and held a senior role in a leading boutique corporate restructuring practice in Western Australia.

During her career, Nicole has predominantly gained experience in a number of formal assignments (voluntary administrations, receiverships, liquidations, agent for the Mortgagee in Possession) and also investigating accountant reviews and pre-lending reviews.

Nicole has experience across a variety of industry sectors, including construction, agribusiness, property and hospitality.

Memberships

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand
Australian Restructuring, Insolvency and Turnaround Association
International Women’s Insolvency and Restructuring Confederation (WA)

 

Kate James

Senior Manager

kjames@pbconsult.com.au

Kate has key experience in financial reporting and corporate governance

Kate is a qualified chartered accountant with over 16 years’ experience in corporate accounting and governance. Kate spent almost 5 years working in professional services and corporate accounting in London and Tokyo before returning to Australia and commencing with a large international mining company where she held a number of accounting and company secretarial roles.

During her career, Kate has gained extensive experience in financial reporting, financial analysis, due diligence, financial control and corporate governance requirements.

Kate has experience across a variety of industry sectors, including mining, oil and gas, agriculture and retail.

Memberships

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand

 

Elliot Wood

Manager

ewood@pbconsult.com.au

Elliot has key experience across a variety of industry sectors both in Australia and overseas 

Elliot has over 8 years of experience in corporate recovery and insolvency, financial investigations, corporate restructuring and business advisory.

Elliot is originally from the UK and worked for a boutique corporate restructuring firm in London for 4 years before moving to Australia where he has gained experience in the Victoria and Western Australia markets.

During his career, Elliot has assisted on a number of informal assignments (such as pre-lending reviews and business advisory) and formal assignments (voluntary administrations, receiverships and liquidations), and has experience across a variety of industry sectors, including indigenous, mining, retail and manufacturing.