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D.B. David McNeill, ACA (NZ), CIRP, LIT

David has been with Grant Thornton Limited and its predecessor firms since 1979. In addition to his extensive experience in small business accounting and audit, David has expertise in a wide variety of industries including but not limited to : (i) hotel operations, (ii) logging contractors, (iii) fish farms, (iv) real estate development, including multi-unit family construction and land development, and (v) golf courses. He provides advice and assistance for personal and corporate bankruptcies, proposals, reorganizations and receiverships.

David is widely respected and works with his clients to develop optimal solutions; ranging from acting as a receiver manager, ensuring that a lender maximizes a recovery, to efficiently administering business reorganizations and work outs which include turnaround arrangements to restructure secured and unsecured debt.

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  • Chartered Accountant in New Zealand in 1976
  • Articled with A&J Grierson Goodare & Gibson in New Zealand
  • Licensed as a Licensed Insolvency Trustee in 1997
  • Member of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CIRP) 1997
  • Member of Insolvency International 1997
  • Member of Turnaround Management Association 2002
  • Member of Risk Management Association 2014


  • Auditing small to medium sized corporations in South Africa (1977), Great Britain (1978) and Canada (1979-1985)
  • Member in public practice, 1979
  • Member of Hayes McNeill & Partners Ltd. (Licensed Insolvency Trustee), 1982 to November 2016
  • President of Hayes McNeill & Partners Ltd., January 1998 to November 2016
  • Director of British Columbia Insolvency Practitioners Association 1999, 2000

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer coach with Cowichan Valley Soccer Association, 1989-2004
  • Past Treasurer Cowichan Valley Symphony Society, 2005 - 2007


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