Ben Heaney has held positions in top-tier accounting firms and was instrumental in pioneering the turnaround and restructuring industry over the last decade. Ben has successfully created and managed businesses across a spectrum of industries from professional services to manufacturing and international trade.
As a business owner himself, Ben understands the pressures that small and family businesses are often faced with and is passionate about helping business owners find solutions.
Ben has the perspective that only experience can bring and his forte is assisting company directors through cash flow crisis, restructuring, turnaround and asset protection. Ben provides his clients with practical advice and has a successful track record in solving complex business issues. Having witnessed the difficulties face by small and family businesses, Ben realised there was a strong need for professional advisory in this space. Ben was instrumental in pioneering expert pre-insolvency advice but later expanded this to include broader business turnaround and restructuring strategies for small and family businesses. Thanks to Ben’s initiatives, business restructuring and turnaround advice is now a recognised specialism that requires professionals to have a strong educational background, practical business expertise & intuition, industry experience and the highest of professional standards.
Ben co-founded the Association for Business Restructuring and Turnaround (the ABRT) with Eddie Griffith and Michael Durbridge. Ben continues to play a key role in developing the ‘Executive Certificate in Turnaround Management Practice’. Ben is a Member of the ABRT Board and sits on the education and membership committees.
Ben’s experience, successful track record and professional reputation has proved invaluable in demonstrating that the continuation viable business models is critical to Australia’s economic development.
Most importantly, Ben is able to relate to the pressures that business owners face when appointed as ‘director’ to a small and family businesses. Ben ensures his clients receive practical advice and enjoys tackling & resolving complex business issues.
Education, Professional Memberships & Attainment:
- Life Member and Certified Restructuring & Turnaround Executive RTE® of the Association for Business Restructuring and Turnaround (ABRT)
- Member and Certified Turnaround Associate of the Turnaround Management Association
- Certificate V – Diploma of Finance and Mortgage Broking Management
- Bachelor of Business, Accounting from Griffith University
I am passionate about helping business owners to navigate through difficult financial times! Small business is at the heart of everything we do. 97% of businesses in Australia are classified as small, and together these small businesses account for about half the value of the economy and 70% of the workforce. They have a right to exceptional representation and that is exactly what they get from Regroup Solutions.