Riad Tayeh


Riad began his career at Coopers & Lybrand, moving to Ferrier Hodgson Sydney, and then Ferrier Hodgson Hong Kong. For ten years he specialised in insolvency, corporate restructure, financial investigation and turnaround strategy. In the Hong Kong market Riad restructured listed companies, managed major liquidations, undertook fraud investigations and provided litigation support.

He has also assisted various companies in restructuring, obtaining equity, acquiring businesses and implementing exit strategies.

Riad has over 30 years insolvency and accounting experience and enjoys a reputation as a tough-minded and astute practitioner, offering clients an energetic and practical approach to business solutions.


He joined Antony de Vries in partnership in February 2002 bringing considerable commercial acumen and insolvency experience.

Community Work:

Riad has been involved in various fund raising events for charities, mainly around the intellectual disability space:

  • Fund raising events throughout Australia as President with TMA
  • Sportsmans lunch raising funds for the Special Olympics in NSW, VIC and QLD
  • Established Laugh Out Loud breakfast event with over 700 attendees annually for Special Olympics
  • Instrumental in establishing Get on Stage Lunch held at Riverside Theatre to raise funds for the intellectually disabled people to be able to participate in the Theatre
  • Volleyball Australia/Oceania Volleyball/Asian Volleyball Confederation

Qualifications and Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Economics, Sydney University
  • Fellow of Chartered Accountant Australia & New Zealand
  • Member of the Australian Restructuring, Insolvency & Turnaround Association
  • Member and Former President of the Turnaround Management Association of Australia (TMA)
  • Registered Liquidator

Areas of Expertise:

  • Corporate Restructure
  • Corporate & Personal Solvency
  • Bankruptcy
  • Consultancy
  • Strategic Planning
  • Turnaround Management
  • Succession Planning
  • Business Growth