David Whyte

Partner, Business Restructuring


+61 7 3237 5887


David is a Business Restructuring Partner with BDO in Brisbane.

David is a business turnaround and insolvency expert, with experience across a broad range of assignments, both locally and nationally. He has acted as a receiver and manager, administrator and liquidator, including court appointments.  With a background in workouts and restructuring for a major bank in the United Kingdom, David has successfully steered distressed businesses back into the black through careful management and advice, particularly in negotiating terms. He has undertaken investigating accountant’s reviews for major financiers and provides strategic financial advice.

David Joined BDO, as Partner, in 2008. Prior to this, he worked with a specialist corporate turnaround and insolvency firm and, previously, in the United Kingdom with a major bank.  His roles included relationship, credit and corporate recovery.


  • Insolvency, receivership & administration
  • Accounting and advice to businesses in financial difficulty
  • Business turnaround
  • Business reconstruction
  • Investigating accountant’s reviews


  • Food & agribusiness
  • Property & construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Franchising
  • Financial services

Key assignments

  • Equititrust Income Fund & LM First Mortgage Income Fund (Regulated Managed Investment Schemes)
  • GRS Contracting
  • Independent Forklift Services Group
  • Dreamy Donuts Group
  • Asia Australia Developments Group
  • Queensland Mushrooms Group
  • Vertically integrated Chicken Group
  • Specialised Trading House
  • Numerous Property Receiverships across Australia
  • Miandetta Farms
  • Battery World Australia
  • Major bank outsourcing project – managing problem loans
  • Major Furniture Manufacturer & Dairy Company


  • Insolvency Education Program
  • Registered and Official Liquidator
  • MCIBS (UK banking qualification)


  • Associate, Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA).
  • Affiliate, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Member, ASIC Liaison Committee
  • Member, Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland