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Bob Pfaff

Bob Pfaff

M. 0405 506 040



Bob is a chartered accountant with over 35 years of broad business experience. Having been a Director of Ferrier Hodgson (KPMG), Bob has extensive insolvency, restructuring, sale of business and investigation experience gained over a ten-year period from 2001 to 2010. Previously Bob held senior positions in transactional banking (structured finance and corporate lending), credit and risk policy, company secretary and general management roles.


  • Bachelor of Commerce – University of New South Wales

  • Master of Business Administration – University of Edinburgh



  • Chartered Accountant Australia and New Zealand




Although carrying out a diverse range of assignments, much of Bob’s work involves dealing with distressed businesses (restructuring, sale and purchase) and insolvency related transactions. Whilst working at State Street Bank & Trust, Bob was the Head of Credit & Risk, Company Secretary, Business Acquisition and Divestment with US Federal Reserve Reporting.

Whilst working at Hambros Australia (Merchant Bank), Bob held the roles of Head of Credit & Risk, and Senior Manager – Cross Border Leasing and Corporate Lending.


Bob works on Helm’s larger complex investigation and asset sale assignments and has vast experience in the following:

  • Due Diligence

  • Hands-On Interim CEO / CFO

  • Business Valuations

  • Distressed Business Reviews

  • Buy / Sell Businesses (distressed and healthy)

  • Investigating Accountant Reports

  • Informal Workouts

  • Forensic audit

  • Quick Business Health Checks

  • Solvency Reviews



Bob enjoys travelling with his family and golf.

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