Ben is a Director in Grant Thornton Channel Islands’ Recovery & Reorganisation and Forensic Investigation Services departments. He is a Chartered Accountant, UK qualified and licensed Insolvency Practitioner, Certified Fraud Examiner and qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. In 2018, Ben successfully completed the INSOL International Global Insolvency Practice Course on cross-border insolvency, becoming a Fellow of INSOL International, and the only practitioner in the Channel Islands to be both a Fellow of INSOL International and a UK Licensed Insolvency Practitioner.
Ben has worked in the areas of insolvency, restructuring and forensic investigations since 2003, beginning his career in London before moving to the Channel Islands. In that time, Ben has helped countless directors, creditors and other stakeholders, in insolvency and restructuring related matters. Ben regularly takes contentious and non-contentious appointments as Liquidator or Administrator, in Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney; plus other offshore jurisdictions in conjunction with Grant Thornton International. Ben also leads the Grant Thornton Channel Islands Forensic Investigation Services department and conducts forensic investigations both locally and internationally.
Ben’s career highlights include a 12 month secondment to the London head office of a UK clearing bank, working within their restructuring department; and a secondment to the States of Guernsey where he advised on the proposed reform of Guernsey’s insolvency law. He continues to advise the States on this area.
Ben is an Executive Member of the Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Experts (ARIES), the Channel Islands chapter of INSOL International, and also sits on the ARIES Legal & Regulatory Committee. Ben has been asked by INSOL International to lecture other students in international insolvency.