New Chair for insolvency group R3

HBJ Gateley’s corporate restructuring partner, Tim Cooper, has been named as the new chair for Scotland of R3, the insolvency trade association.

Tim Cooper
Tim Cooper
In accepting the appointment, he called on the profession in Scotland to lead the debate on issues affecting insolvency and business restructuring reform, and noted the extensive work which R3 does throughout the UK and in Scotland.

Tim, who will serve as chair in Scotland for an initial period of three years, said: “The ability of the insolvency profession in Scotland to make its voice heard is a key part of making sure businesses are able to receive good advice at what is often a very difficult time. R3 in Scotland hosts meetings of its members, from accountancy, legal and financial backgrounds, to debate the key issues for the profession and the Scottish economy they work in.

“HBJ Gateley will be working more with R3 in Scotland to ensure the insolvency profession continues to lead and contribute to the debate at a critical time for Scotland. Ongoing improvement of insolvency practice is a worthwhile aim, which should always be measured, appropriate, and in conjunction with industry experts. The Scottish insolvency profession has a deservedly-excellent reputation and I’m keen that R3 assists its practitioners in contributing fully to the future development of the sector.”

HBJ GateleyTim also called on younger professionals to get involved with R3.

He said: “There are some very talented people coming through the ranks of the insolvency profession, and they bring a lot of new ideas and different perspectives which will be very valuable.

“R3 is a place to debate and discuss the big issues which will shape the future of the insolvency profession, and I’m very much looking forward to chairing for R3 in Scotland over the next three years.”