Bruce Debenham is the Director of Perks Banking and Finance, our business division dedicated to providing banking and finance solutions to our clients. He is a seasoned finance professional with over twenty five years’ experience in banking, risk management and consulting.

 

Bruce has held senior leadership positions at NAB and Rural Bank and has worked for two Big 4 accounting practices. His experience spans various industries including property development, manufacturing, agribusiness, healthcare, retail and transport. Over the course of his career, Bruce has been able to apply his experience and varied skills to provide well- balanced options and financial solutions to his clients.

 

Since joining Perks Bruce has developed a unique service offering as an expert witness, focusing on banking and finance and formal insolvency. His ‘hands on’ approach has seen him develop strong relationships with clients and business partners, which has allowed him to gain an intimate knowledge of his clients’ businesses.

Bruce is able to assist them with the preparation of loan submissions, debt structuring, sourcing funding, reviewing existing finance arrangements, working capital management and negotiations with financiers. Bruce is also able to provide advice in terms of risk management and specifically, turnaround and restructuring advice outside of formal insolvency.

 

Never satisfied with the status quo, Bruce continuously strives to find more efficient ways of doing things, whether it’s for his clients or within the Perks business. He enjoys the comradery, collaboration and warmth within the Perks team, which is extended to clients through a relationship-driven delivery of technical expertise and cutting edge advice.

Bruce is able to assist with the preparation of loan submissions, debt structuring, sourcing funding, reviewing existing finance arrangements, working capital management and negotiations with financiers.

Qualifications & Associations

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), Management & Administrative Studies
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ)
  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales
  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)
  • Member of the Mortgage and Finance Association of Australia (MFAA)
  • Board member of the Regional Council SA/NT, CA ANZ
  • Member of the Regional and Rural Advisory Committee, CA ANZ
  • Member of Chartered Accountants in Business SA/NT, CA ANZ

Bruce as an individual

If you weren’t an accountant what would you like to be: As a passionate ‘Gooner’ my dream job would be any role available at Emirates Stadium in London – home ground to the mighty Arsenal Football Club!

Outside of work: I have a passion for travelling and seeing parts of the world that I have never been to before. I also love watching the EPL and following Arsenal – one of the things I miss most about living in England! I enjoy listening to music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. I am fanatical about my personal fitness and am looking to complete a marathon in the next couple of years. I am a keen cook although my meals at home are met with mixed reviews!