Dennis Offermans
Trustee in Bankruptcy and Official Liquidator

Dennis is a well-known and highly respected accountant in the North Queensland region, having practiced in business recovery and solvency advice for 30 years.

With a professional background in accounting for major chartered accounting firms, Dennis has extensive experience in the hotel-motel, construction, retail and manufacturing industries and has successfully managed business turnarounds for a diverse base of North Queensland owners and entrepreneurs.

Qualifications & Memberships:
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Official Liquidator
  • Registered Liquidator
  • Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy
  • Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand
  • Professional Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association - ARITA
  • Business Valuation Special Interest Group (CA ANZ)

Michael Brennan
Trustee in Bankruptcy and Official Liquidator

Michael has worked in the solvency and reconstruction field since 2000.  Prior to this Michael spent four years in a Townsville Law Firm specialising in Commercial Law.

Michael’s professional experience has been predominantly in building and construction, information technology, retail and rural based industries.  The Practice is uniquely positioned by having the experience and training of a legal professional in addition to the accounting skills and qualifications of other staff.

Qualifications & Memberships:
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Graduate Certificate in Insolvency Practice
  • Official Liquidator
  • Registered Liquidator
  • Registered Trustee in Bankruptcy
  • Masters of Professional Accounting
  • Queensland Law Society Ordinary Member of Council
  • Queensland Law Society Finance & Risk Committee, Committee Member
  • Queensland Law Society Professional Conduct Committee, Committee Member
  • Queensland Law Society Management, Committee Member
  • ARITA - (Queensland Division) Deputy Chair
  • Professional Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association - ARITA
  • Law Council of Australia, Insolvency & Reconstruction Law Committee (Qld Div.) Committee Member
  • Family Law Practitioners' Association
  • Collaborative Law Queensland


Peter David
Senior Manager

Peter has worked in the Practice since 2004. Prior to joining the Practice, Peter worked for one of the "Four Pillar" banks before commencing at the Australian Taxation Office. Whilst at the ATO, Peter filled a range of positions primarily in the debt and legal services section appearing regularly in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Commissioner of Taxation.

Qualifications & Memberships:
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Certified Practicing Accountant
  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association - ARITA

Siobhan Bock


Siobhan joined Offermans Partners in September 2010.   Originally from Ireland, she worked in the Financial Services Industry in Dublin for 4 years before moving to Australia where she worked in compliance in the Financial Planning sector.  In 2010 she decided to change careers and pursue an accounting qualification.  She completed her Masters of Professional Accounting in June 2012 and was admitted as a Chartered Accountant in 2017.

Siobhan's strong analytical skills and compliance background mean she is well suited to the Insolvency industry and makes her a valuable member of the Offermans Partners team.

Qualifications & Memberships:
  • Chartered Accountant (CA)
  • Bachelor of International Commerce (with Italian)
  • Master of Professional Accounting
  • Graduate Member Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA)
Ryan Wellington
Senior Associate

Ryan is a business professional with expertise in pre-purchase due diligence, financial analysis, business marketing and sustainability, planning and strategy development and efficiency audits.

Given his extensive skills, knowledge, and experience within a multidisciplinary environment, Ryan is an active contributor to the team.


  • Masters of Business Administration (MBA)
  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
  • Diploma of Financial Planning

Ben Horrocks

Ben commenced with Offermans Partners in late 2017 after graduating with honours from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Science (Physics). Ben is currently completing his Bachelor of Business (Accounting).

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • Bachelor of Science (Physics)

Matthew Cook

Matthew completed a dual business (economics) and law degree at James Cook University in 2017.  Recently named Queensland's Young Tax Professional of the Year by the respected consultancy firm EY for his essay on blockchain and taxation, Matthew also represented JCU at the 2017 Australian Law Students' Association paper presentation competition and aims to publish that paper in a journal.

Skilled in insolvency and corporations law, economic modelling and digital disruption, he is an agile, visionary lawyer and economist with a diverse and evolving skillset 


  • Bachelor of Business (Economics)
  • Bachelor of Laws

Kelsey Jones

Business Services Officer

Since joining the Firm in 2008, Kelsey has transitioned from Reception/Administration Assistant to Business Support Officer where she was called upon to assist both the Professional staff and Administration team in all areas on a daily basis.

Early in 2017, Kelsey advanced her career and transitioned into the Professional staff team as Business Analyst and then onto Business Services Officer.

Kelsey's previous experience in Customer Service combined with her willingness to learn and assist make her a valuable part of the Offermans Partners team.


  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate IV in Financial Services
  • Certificate IV in Accounting


Elizabeth Balfour
Personal Assistant

Elizabeth joined Offermans Partners as the Personal Assistant to the Principals in 2011.

Providing executive and personal assistance of a very high standard to both Principals, colleagues and clients with reliability and care, Elizabeth uses her initiative and creativity to streamline processes and enhance productivity.  Known to be organised, enthusiastic, passionate and energetic and a whole-brain thinker, her administration and organisational skills, can-do attitude and cheerful disposition ensure the smooth running of the Principals tasks on a day to day basis.  

Qualifications & Memberships:

  • JP (Qual)
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate IV in Front-line Management

Chloe King
Administration Assistant

Joining us in early January 2019, Chloe maintains the position of Administration Assistant and connects our visitors and clients with the right personnel quickly and efficiently.  Highly approachable, attentive and responsible, Chloe is a highly-regarded member of the Team of Offermans Partners.


  • Diploma of Business
  • Diploma of Management