Tim Downes Partner, Financial Advisory Services Auckland +64 9 922 1289

Tim Downes is an Auckland advisory services Partner specialising in insolvency at Grant Thornton New Zealand. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Tim’s experience includes acting as a business advisory partner for a 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 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 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.

Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Commerce and Administration, Victoria University
  • Public Practice Certificate Holder, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Member of International Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association of NZ
  • FCPA (Aus), CPA Australia (2015)