Harbour Masters Team

Meet our team


Our Harbour Masters team of experienced professionals in restructuring and turnaround management have the industry knowledge and technical expertise to successfully address the specific circumstances, needs and objectives of their clients.


Our team is made up of:


  • Sydney: Peter Krejci
  • Melbourne: James Koutsoukos
  • Brisbane: Stefan Dopking
  • FNQ: Moira Carter
  • Adelaide: Stuart Otway
  • Perth: Michelle Shackles


We are a firm of dedicated, honest practitioners who work in a down-to-earth culture. All our team members are commercial, decisive and innovative. They treat their clients with respect, and are approachable and accessible at all times.

Moira Carter, Far North Qld

Moira Carter


Moira is a registered trustee in bankruptcy with 18 years experience in the insolvency industry. A principal in the Townsville office, Moira joined the firm in 1995. With extensive local knowledge, she has a sound understanding of the diverse economic challenges particular to North Queensland.

With experience in corporate liquidations and receiverships, Moira has a particular interest in personal bankruptcy and personal insolvency agreements. While predominantly working with small to medium sized enterprises, her industry experience incorporates managed investment schemes, transport, civil engineering, property and construction, retail and hospitality.

Contact Moira:

p: +61 7 4755 3300

Stefan Dopking, Brisbane

Stefan Dopking


Stefan has over 30 years’ experience in corporate recovery and insolvency including valuable insights as a Senior Executive at the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (“ASIC”), where he was responsible for the organisation’s national insolvency and audit teams.

With a focus on corporate receiverships, business reviews and financial health assessments for directors and lenders, Stefan is known for mediating outcomes in difficult appointments.

Contact Stefan:

p: +61 7 3220 0994

James Koutsoukos, Melbourne

James Koutsoukos


James is a registered and official liquidator and principal of BRI Ferrier with over 11 years' experience working in distressed financial management. James provides services in company insolvency, business recovery, business advisory and forensics.

James also specialises in assisting clients with financial difficulties.

Contact James:

p: +61 3 9622 1800
m: +61 421 909 681

Peter Krejci, Sydney

Peter Krejci


Peter is a registered and official liquidator and a founding principal of BRI Ferrier with over 20 years' experience in corporate recovery and turnaround management. He has extensive experience advising secured creditors and boards of directors on options available to them in dealing with companies in financial distress.

While primarily working with medium-sized corporates, Peter's experience extends to organisations of all sizes including public and private companies and government entities.

Contact Peter:

p: +61 2 8263 2300
m: +61 400 817 148

Stuart Otway, Adelaide

Stuart Otway


Stuart is a registered and official liquidator with nearly 20 years’ experience. Stuart has been responsible for many voluntary administrations a number of which resulted in the business continuing in operation, either through a restructure or sale on a going concern basis.

He also has specialist skills in identifying recovery actions that may be taken to maximise returns to creditors.

Contact Stuart:

p: +61 8 8233 9900

Michelle Shackles, Perth

Michelle Shackles


Michelle has 20 years experience within banking and private practice, joining BRI Ferrier Western Australia (WA) in 2010.

Michelle’s breadth of experience covers a broad range of industries including financial services, manufacturing, property, retail and tourism and hospitality.

Contact Michelle:

p: +61 8 6316 2600

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