Helen Newman

Partner, Business Restructuring


+61 7 3237 5998


Helen is a Business Restructuring Partner with BDO in Brisbane.

Helen provides solutions to directors, companies and financiers to manage the challenges of poor trading performance, cash flow shortages, debt restructuring and asset management. She works closely with key stakeholders to understand their concerns and then implements change to achieve the best result possible. Helen has been involved with a significant number of corporate restructures and divestment strategies in Queensland, nationally and internationally.

Helen joined BDO, as Partner, in 2010. She has worked in insolvency, with a number of firms, for 22 years and has experience with one of the big four firms. She supports training in specialised insolvency practice and supports clients to understand and improve their debt management.


  • Insolvency, receivership & administration
  • Accounting and advice to businesses in financial difficulty
  • Business turnaround
  • Business reconstruction
  • Investigating accountant’s reviews
  • Corporate structuring
  • Property management, asset enhancement and realisations
  • Non-performing asset divestment strategies


  • Real estate & construction
  • Financial services
  • Food & agribusiness
  • Hospitality & tourism
  • Retail


  • Bachelor of Business Accounting
  • Registered Liquidator
  • Official Liquidator
  • Chartered Accountant


  • Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • Affiliate, Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand