Brett Lord
Partner - Sydney

Brett Lord is a Partner within the Restructuring and Recovery division of RSM in Sydney. 

He has 25 years of restructuring experience with a particular focus on the various real estate and construction sectors within Australia. Brett acts for developers, builders, landowners and lenders across all property asset classes. 

Additionally, he has acted as Receiver, Administrator, Liquidator and financial advisor across multiple other industries including financial services, automotive, mining and metals and aged care from SME’s through to ASX listed entities.

"I like achieving positive outcomes for clients and building longstanding relationships as a trusted advisor". 

Dedicated to delivering positive outcomes, Brett's focus on nurturing enduring client relationships as a trusted advisor remains central to his approach. He operates with unwavering integrity, consistently offering the best advice.

Beyond his professional accomplishments, Brett has a passion for motor racing, cycling and travel. 

Prior to his role at RSM, Brett had been a Partner for 15 years at various professional services firms.


Brett provides expert advice in the following areas:

  •    Restructuring options
  •    Safe Harbour
  •    Receivership and Voluntary administration
  •    Business viability assessments
  •    Solvency reviews
  •    Business restructuring and turnaround solutions
  •    Property restructuring, realisation advice and strategies
  •    Distressed property debt solutions
  •    Restructuring and Insolvency Services in Sydney


  •    Advisor to the lending syndicate to the Velocity Frequent Flyer business following the collapse of Virgin Australia
  •    Administrator of a 700-lot residential subdivision
  •    Receiver of several large residential development sites
  •    Advising senior lender in relation to unlisted REIT exposures
  •    Administrator/receiver of several large PPP-style developments
  •    Restructure of unlisted REIT involving the introduction of fresh capital
  •    Receiver and Manager of the largest independent stock-broker in Australia
  •    Advisor to an EU based investment syndicate in relation to Australian based aged care assets
  •    Receiver of a 2,300 lot Public Private Partnership (PPP) residential subdivision
  •    Administrator/Receiver/Liquidator of over 100 separate property matters
  •    Review and restructure of large residential subdivision projects
  •    Receiver of largest shareholder of an ASX-listed developer


  •    Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Finance) - Macquarie University
  •    Registered Liquidator 


  •    ARITA - Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association