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Jonathon is a Partner of the Restructuring and Recovery division in Canberra. Jon has over 18 years experience providing specialist insolvency and turnaround advice in the region, to corporations, individuals, creditors and Government Departments.

Jonathon specialises in providing insolvency solutions for small to medium enterprises and individuals with unmanageable personal liabilities. These solutions include formal repayment arrangements with creditors and informal workouts and restructures.

Jonathon is regularly consulted as an expert on matters of insolvency and litigation support, requiring him to prepare solvency reports and provide pragmatic solutions.

Jonathon Colbran is a Partner of RSM Australia Partners and a Director of RSM Australia Pty Ltd.

Solutions Jonathon provides

Jonathon's experience includes the management of the following types of engagements:

  • business turnaround
  • voluntary administrations
  • deeds of company arrangement
  • liquidations
  • receiverships
  • agent for the mortgagee in possession
  • bankrupt estates
  • personal insolvency agreements
  • financial viability and solvency assessments
  • litigation support

Significant projects

Jonathon’s experience extends to a number of significant projects in a wide range of industries and sectors including:

  • mining
  • professional services firms including accounting and law firms
  • real estate businesses including real estate agencies & strata management businesses
  • commercial and residential property & construction businesses
  • hotels, motels and licensed clubs
  • Not for profit enterprises
  • retail and hospitality
  • medical services including pharmacies
  • agribusinesses
  • manufacturing and fabrication
  • IT and technology services

Professional associations

  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)


  • Registered liquidator
  • Official liquidator


  • Insolvency Education Program, IPA
  • Graduate Diploma in Chartered Accounting, ICAA
  • Bachelor of Commerce, ANU
News articles

ASIC keeps eagle eye on professional advisers

23 August 2016
The Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) has demonstrated a continued commitment to investigating and prosecuting professional advisers who aid in breaches of director duties, or who are involved in phoenix activity. Most recently, this has been shown in court action brought by ASIC against the proprietor of a small business advis...

Tips to avoid failure for small business - Part 1

6 October 2017
Small business owners take note! At RSM, we have seen many businesses with cash flow problems or debt recovery issues successfully turned around as a result of early action on the part of directors and business owners.   Unfortunately, business failures usually occur where action is taken far too late to enable any chance of turnaround or...

Protecting your Assets – the PPSR is (most likely) for you!

16 November 2016
The Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) has been in operation since 30 January 2012, yet many businesses continue to be ignorant of the PPSR by not understanding the nature of their agreement with customers, failing to register or registering incorrectly.

Resources Slowdown – coming to a business near you

24 May 2016
We are reminded daily of the effects of declining investment in mining construction and the collapse in commodity prices on the Australian economy. This has been highlighted in the 2016 federal budget where the Federal Government realises the mining investment boom is over and it is trying to stimulate the economy and job growth thro...