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Young Turnaround Professional Award



This award is for those currently working in turnaround and restructuring in the UK who demonstrate exceptional performance and career development with less than 10 years’ industry service (the majority of which should have been spent in the UK market).   The Judges will be looking for evidence of:

TMA UK are delighted to announce the finalists for The Young Turnaround Professional Award 2017:


David Bonner - KPMG

John Chetwood - Herbert Smith Freehills

Lucy Egginton - Duff & Phelps

Mike Parsons - Duff & Phelps

Tom Stannett - Quantuma



Congratulations to everyone and the very best of luck!


Judging Panel

John CresswellJohn Creswell

John is a career banker of over 33 years having originally joined NatWest as a clerk in 1982! Having undertaken a variety of banking roles he determined a number of years ago that restructuring was where his interest was. Having led multi banked and Plc restructurings over a number of years John is presently Regional Director for RBS Restructuring in London. A qualified rugby union coach and referee which have come in useful over the years in restructuring!


AJPAndrew Pepper

Chairman, Investor, Advisor to a number of companies in the Tech, Finance, Manufacturing and Retail markets. Active entrepreneur who can see situations from all stakeholder perspectives. Former Partner in international accountancy firms. Former COO of a Special Situations Fund. Current CEO of Family Office. Current President of the Turnaround Management Association UK, a trade body with 8000 Global professional members




Rita LoweRita Lowe

Rita Lowe is the Head of the Banking & Finance team at CMS.

Rita has worked in insolvency and restructuring for over 20 years and has a wide and varied practice which includes advising stakeholders (such as banks and pension trustees) on general issues with respect to distressed corporates, advising the corporates, administrators/liquidators and also purchasers of distressed businesses as well as investors in distressed businesses.  More recently the experience has been on non-performing loan portfolios and restructurings in the Hotels and Oil & Gas/Energy sector.

Rita has been described in the Legal 500 as "tenacious" and by Chambers and Partners as "sharp and proficient". Rita Lowe impresses clients with her strong technical skills and ability to find solutions.  "She’s practical and hard-working and will really fight her client’s corner," say peers.

Rita has a keen interest in the development of restructuring law and is a past president of the Insolvency Lawyers’ Association, (and remains on the Council of the ILA), is a member of R3 as well as being on the editorial board of a number of journals.

Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Paul Williams is a managing director in the London office and the joint head of the UK Restructuring, part of the Global Restructuring Advisory practice. He has more than 22 years corporate restructuring, recovery and advisory experience.  Paul joined MCR in 2002 and went on to become an equity partner.  MCR became part of Duff & Phelps in 2011.

Paul trained with a top ten practice before spending a year working in Australia with one of the Big 4.  He has acted as lead advisor to many senior lenders including corporate banking, ABL and investment funds.  Assignments range from financial advisory and debt restructuring through to enforcement, particularly in relation to property matters where the appointments of LPA receivers may be necessary.


This award is very kindly sponsored by:

Duff & Phelps