David Cocker


I am passionate about working with Directors to turnaround their business. I believe a well-structured turnaround delivers the best outcome for all parties.

David has over 20 years’ commercial, professional and restructuring experience with expertise in transport & logistics, hospitality, retail, financial services and insurance.

David specialises in business turnaround and corporate recovery. In all engagements he works with the management team to identify key changes required for a business to return to viability. He takes a proactive approach to working with the Director to assist with change implementation.

David has provided an extensive range of restructuring and reconstruction services to corporate clients using Safe Harbour and the voluntary administration (“VA”), deed of company arrangement (“DOCA”) processes. His focus is always to find a commercial outcome for all stakeholders.

Outside of work, David enjoys traveling to discover new countries and cultures, he runs global marathons and cycles most weekends.


  • CJ's Bulk Handling
    Brisbane based company that collected scrap metal for recycling that was restructured via VA and trading DOCA.
  • Mackays Furniture Transport
    Qld based company that transported furniture for large retailers on the east coast of Australia that was restructured via VA and trading DOCA.
  • Unban Contractors
    ACT based Civil Engineering & Landscape Gardening with major contracts with the ACT government that was restructured via VA and DOCA.
  • Organic Response
    Melbourne based technology start up where the business developed a lighting solution to reduce power consumption. Via the VA process we were able to sell the intellectual property and save 50% of the workforce together with the Australian developed intellectual property.


  • BCom (Accounting, Human Resources/Industrial Relations) - The University of Sydney
  • Registered Liquidator
  • Member, CPA
  • Member, Arita