David Mutton

David leads the Cathro & Partners Melbourne office, utilising his 15+ years of experience as a professional advisor to provide practical solutions to his clients in a variety of practice areas.

A registered liquidator, chartered accountant (CAANZ) and a member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (ARITA), David’s expertise includes financial viability and monitoring, restructuring, debt forgiveness, renegotiation, and dispute resolution.

As an advisor who has worked closely with senior leaders of businesses large and small, and in numerous industries, David understands the role that structure, leadership, engagement, and a willingness to continually adapt, evolve, and improve, can have on an organisation’s ongoing success.


  • Registered Liquidator
  • Chartered Accountant – CA Australia
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Accounting and Finance, Monash University
  • Bachelor of Economics (BEc), Monash University
  • Member of Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association

By David Mutton

The Personal Property Securities Register (“PPSR”) is a critical tool for businesses in Australia to protect their interests in personal property. By registering security interests, businesses can secure their claims against assets and reduce the risk of financial loss in cases of debtor default. However, perfecting PPSR security interests is

The biggest inclusion in the Federal Government’s 2024 Budget from an insolvency practitioner’s perspective was that recoveries to repay outstanding superannuation is now a consideration when the FEG recovery program is looking to fund liquidators’ recovery actions. The Fair Entitlements Guarantee (“FEG”) Scheme, administered by the Department of Education and

With a steep rise in interest rates, a cost-of-living crisis, escalating tensions abroad, and having just experienced a pandemic, many small businesses have done it tough in recent times.
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