A leading business restructuring and insolvency lawyer has been appointed regional chairman of insolvency trade body R3.
William Ballmann, partner at Gateley LLP in Leeds, will be supported in his role by Chris Wood, partner at Cleckheaton-based Clough Corporate Solutions, who continues as vice-chairman.
Mr Ballman has 30 years experience of corporate restructuring, re-financings, rescue and turnaround. He specialises in advising the management of public and private companies facing some form of financial or organisational underperformance or difficulty. He also regularly advises banks, asset-based and other lenders at a senior level.
Mr Ballman has been a member of R3 for more than 20 years and has served on the Yorkshire region committee for the last five years. He also holds a position as a council member of R3.
As regional chairman, he succeeds Robert Adamson, northern restructuring partner for Mazars .