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James Plowright

Director, Restructuring & Recovery


Email James (07) 3228 4440 Brisbane

  • Post Graduate Diploma, Advanced Insolvency Law & Practice (University of Southern Queensland)
  • Post Graduate Diploma, Certified Public Accountant Australia (CPAA)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (University of Queensland)

  • Australian Restructuring Insolvency and Turnaround Association (ARITA)
  • CPA Australia
  • INSOL International


James is a people focused advisor whose expertise and passion stem from experiences with clients in Australia and offshore. James’s expertise extends to:

  • Strategy & Management – Advising and supporting commercial and Not-for-Profit entities to navigate regulatory change, industry disruption and key officer turnover to stabilise businesses, preserve shareholder value and improve financial and operational performance.
  • Business distress – Advising and supporting ASX listed and large family businesses manage severe short term liquidity constraints caused by industry and business disruption.
  • Governance – Advising clients on regulatory, operational and financial risks to preserve value and promote value creation strategies.
  • Due Diligence – Advising and supporting ASX listed, Federal and State Government entities in large scale procurement processes to understand and mitigate transactional risk.

James has experience across a broad range of industries including transport, technology, manufacturing, infrastructure, tourism, retail and hospitality, film, financial services and the Queensland government.


James is a commercially focused financial advisor concentrating on improving the financial and operational performance, risk management and business strategy of clients.

With 20 years’ experience in roles at specialist restructuring and financial advisory firms in Australia, USA, UK and the Caribbean, James has expertise in helping clients manage complex financial and operational risks, execute business stabilisation plans, deliver turnaround and restructuring projects as well as provide independent governance and financial advice.

After working in other specialist insolvency firms, James was appointed as Director of Restructuring & Recovery at Vincents in March 2024.