Meet Our Partners
Partner & Founder
Hugh Martin has specialised in insolvency since 1988 working for Michael Mount & Co and PPB. In 1991 he became a Chartered Accountant and in 1999 he was registered by ASIC as a Liquidator. In 2000 he founded Bernardi Martin. Hugh Martin provides people in financial difficulties with practical, commercial innovative solutions to their problems.
He has taken insolvency assignments with companies around Australia involved in publishing, transport, education, retail, manufacture, security, wineries, real estate agencies, domestic and commercial construction, hotels & restaurants, plumbing & electrical contractors, community associations and many more. He specialises in the small to medium size businesses.
Hugh is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA).
Michael Van Dissel
Michael van Dissel started working for the Insolvency Trustee Service Australia (now AFSA) in 2004 and shortly after joined Bernardi Martin. In 2005 he completed his Masters of Commerce and in 2009 became a Chartered Accountant. Since 2014 Michael has been registered by ASIC as a Liquidator and has over 10 years’ experience in helping people in financial difficulties. His experience includes voluntary administrations, deeds of company arrangements and liquidations and preparing expert accounting reports. In 2015 Michael was made a partner of Bernardi Martin.
Michael is a member of the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand (CAANZ) and the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA).