Duff & Phelps Appoints Joanne Wright as Managing Director in Its Restructuring Advisory Practice

Wright to create a Centre of Excellence in personal insolvency, complementing existing Duff & Phelps service offerings.

Manchester – Duff & Phelps, the global advisor that protects, restores and maximizes value for clients, has appointed Joanne Wright as Managing Director and leader of the firm’s UK Personal Insolvency team, further strengthening its Restructuring Advisory practice.

Wright, who is based in Manchester, joins Duff & Phelps with over 30 years of experience in the insolvency industry, with the last 20 years spent specializing in personal insolvency. She joins from Begbies Traynor where she was a partner, working in its Business Rescue and Recovery Practice.

Wright has extensive experience in debt negotiation, advising and implementing bespoke voluntary arrangements and undertaking complex investigative bankruptcy matters. Her experience also extends to dealing with insolvent deceased estates.

Joanne Wright, Managing Director, Restructuring Advisory, Duff & Phelps, added: "Joining Duff & Phelps is a tremendously exciting move for me. I look forward to establishing the firm’s Centre of Excellence for personal insolvency in the UK, based out of the Duff & Phelps Manchester office and working alongside a team of experts to provide a comprehensive offering to the UK market."

David Whitehouse, Managing Director and Head of UK Restructuring Advisory, Duff & Phelps, stated: “We are delighted that Joanne has joined Duff & Phelps. Her extensive knowledge and experience will be an invaluable asset for the Restructuring Advisory practice and wider firm due to her detailed understanding of the challenges faced within the personal insolvency sector. Her focus will also further enhance and deepen our ongoing relationships with professional services firms such as accountants and lawyers looking for expert guidance in this field."

With a Bachelor of Laws from Lancaster University, Wright is a UK licensed insolvency practitioner, a fellow of R3, and is a former council member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association and the Personal Insolvency Committee.

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