Victoria University of Wellington - Bachelor of Commerce and Administration
Partner, Advisory Services
Tim Downes is the head of the Advisory Services Division at Grant Thornton in Auckland. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Tim’s experience includes acting as a business advisory partner for “Big Four” international accounting firms for some 17 years and a period managing his own corporate finance and consultancy business.
Tim’s business advisory experience which includes strategy development and implementation, commercial litigation support services and sourcing of equity capital for private companies, combined with his background as a receiver and liquidator gives him a unique commercial perspective for his approach to insolvency assignments. Tim’s experience includes trading a well known New Zealand manufacturing company out of receivership over a two year period.
His experience in assisting businesses that are facing uncertain futures or are showing signs of distress allows him to provide clear and practical solutions. He is regularly involved with a diverse range of businesses and is particularly experienced in assisting owner-managed enterprises through periods of uncertainty.
Having been an active sportsman in the past, Tim remains a key follower of most sports and enjoys travelling, the arts and spending time with his growing family.