Schon Condon RFD KSJ — Managing Principal
With a career spanning over thirty years and including firms such as Hungerford’s, Arthur Andersen, and Jones Condon, Schon Condon is currently the managing principal of Condon Associates.
As a well respected media spokesperson and advisor on forensic, insolvency and turnaround matters for both CPA Australia and TMA Australia, Schon’s expertise covers a wide range of areas including insolvency, turnaround, litigation support, forensic accounting, special investigations and valuations.
Media trained and with national and state media experience, Schon is a well recognised and well renowned member of his profession.
Schon holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Graduate Diploma in Management from the University of Canberra.
He has previously held the following positions:
- Chairman of the Turnaround Management Association
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
- Fellow of CPA Australia, and member of the State and National Public Practice committees
- Foundation Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
- Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia
- Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy appointed by the Federal Court of Australia
- Official Liquidator appointed by the Supreme Court of New South Wales
- Associate of the Insolvency Practitioners’ Association of Australia
- Registered Company Auditor
- Registered Tax Agent
- A Commissioned Officer in the Australian Army
Hakki Hassan — Associate
With over 30 years of experience in a wide range of areas, including 14 years of investigatory and supervisory roles within ASIC and APRA, Hakki Hassan brings a breadth and depth to the Condon Associates practice. Hakki joined Condon Associates in 2010 as a Senior Manager, with a primary focus on the Business Development with secondary roles in training and Professional Services.
He has over 15 years of experience in both Personal Bankruptcy and Corporate Insolvency and Reconstruction which has been gained with some of the countries largest practices.
During the 1990’s, Hakki played a significant role in one of the largest liquidations in Victoria, namely the National Safety Council of Australia. At the time, the liquidation ranked as one of the largest corporate collapses, with a net deficiency of assets in excess of $250 million.
Hakki was advanced to Associate in April 2011 reflecting the role he has played in further developing and enhancing the promotional aspects of the Firm and the further expansion of the already solid Condon Associates networking activities.
Padmini Saheb is a Team Leader in the Insolvency Division of Condon Associates. Padmini holds a Bachelor of Business Degree from University of Technology Sydney (majoring in Accounting).
Padmini joined Jones Condon in 2001, until the dissolution of the partnership when Padmini joined the newly formed Condon Associates. Currently Padmini is enrolled in her CPA program.
Prior to Padmini joining Jones Condon, she was employed by the Insolvency division of Ernest & Young and PKF.
Padmini’s experience in the industry exceeds 10 years and she is always eager to help clients who need assistance in insolvency matters.
Bob Cruickshanks is a Senior Manager in the Insolvency Division of Condon Associates. He recently retired from the Insolvency Trustee Service Australia (‘ITSA’) as a Deputy Official Receiver to NSW and ACT, ending a career spanning 34 years during which he worked in all the front line sections of ITSA. Bob is looking forward to making a valuable contribution to the advancement of Condon Associates in the field of personal insolvency administration and investigation.
Bob joined ITSA (then known as the Official Receiver’s Office) after gaining his accounting qualifications, and began administering bankrupt estates. His investigations into a registered trustee’s administrations led to the formation of the Trustee Task Force which subsequently became the Bankruptcy Regulation Unit which regulates and oversights all trustees including the Official Trustee, which is part of ITSA.
In 1979, Bob set up the Proceeds of Crime section within ITSA which led to the change of name for the office, and in 1998 set up the Child Support section which has a similar function, viz. the management and realisation of assets.
Bob has administered numerous complex bankrupt estates and proceeds of crime matters during his career at ITSA. Prior to his retirement one of Bob’s functions involved the issuing of Official Receiver Notices to assist trustees to gather information and recover property transferred prior to bankruptcy as well as garnishee a bankrupt’s income to meet their liability for income contributions. Between 1998 and 2004, Bob had a number of trips to Jakarta as an adviser to the Indonesian Justice Department providing advice on the proposed amendments to their insolvency laws.
Bob has had a long and harmonious relationship with financial counselors and registered trustees, and has been instrumental in providing technical training to both groups based on his extensive knowledge and experience in the complexities of personal insolvency administration which encompasses both the legislative obligations on trustees and the practical implications of the Bankruptcy Act and associated legislation.