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Ian Patterson’s Profile

Ian Patterson is a Consultant and Director of the Bankruptcy Advisory Centre and brings his expertise of more than 20 years in the Insolvency industry which involved personal Bankruptcies and Company Liquidations. Ian has also been a Partner/Director of a WA based insolvency firm for over 10 years.

His unique experiences has helped along the years include:-

  • Being the Managing Director of a WA Building Society, which was purchased with 2 others with a book of $20million and having increased it to $500 million over 10 years.
  • Spending 7 years as WA’s Marketing Manager of Barclays Australian Finance, having been with the branch when it started from scratch and as it grew to be one of Barclays 3 largest branches in Australia.
  • Having spent 7 Years as a part time lecturer at TAFE and the WA Institute of Real Estate delivering lectures on Finance and the Consumer Credit Code.

Ian also frequently conducts workshops and lectures with accounting groups on the Truths and Myths of Insolvency. Ian successfully completed his Banking and Finance Studies at TAFE Perth and was also appointed Western Australian Justice of Peace in 1983.

On a personal level, Ian is Perth born, educated at Aquinas College and played Hockey at the top levels, with his chosen passion nowadays being sailing.

My success over the past 20 years is the result of my 24/7 availability to those experiencing financial stress and unsure as to how to deal with the problem or those who just wanted to speak to a local Perth based person when they were unsure of what to do. By being there for them, as a listening ear at any time of the day, has given people the reassurance that I am actually genuinely interested in helping them out of their financial issues and will continue to support them as they go through these difficult times.

Ian like all of us in the Bankruptcy Advisory Centre treats each enquiry with utmost confidentiality and doesn’t pre-judge the situation. At the end of the day, Ian is determined to find the best solution for each individual situation, utilising the resources available to him via the Bankruptcy Advisory Centre.


  • I made an appointment with Andrew after finding him on google. I was nervous and apprehensive about what to expect but he made the process of bankruptcy extremely uncomplicated and stress free, allowing myself the opportunity to get the fresh start I was so desperate for. Thank you Andrew I could not recommend you enough.

  • Making the decision to go bankrupt was not easy however once I had spoken to Andrew i felt all my anxiety disappear. Andrew does not judge you and he has an innate ability to put you at ease. He took care of the whole process for me again reducing the stress involved with completing paperwork.
    Thank you very much.

    Hayley Eastough
  • I will definitely recommend Andrew Bell to anyone contemplating bankruptcy. Don't wait! Andrew is there to help. With his knowledge, he can advise you of the best path to take and assist with the mind boggling paperwork.

    Best of all, he is there for you through your entire bankruptcy period. Get your life back, it's not as bad as you think. Thank you Andrew for lifting the burden and allowing me to move on.

    Karilyn Mahon
  • I saw Andrew for 'advice only' on possible bankruptcy due to a divorce. Left an hour later with the paperwork all done and feeling like a new person!

    Andrew was extremely welcoming and made me feel so comfortable with my decision to proceed immediately.

    This was the best investment I have ever made and cannot speak highly enough of Andrew. He doesn't just give excellent service his follow up afterwards is amazing. Thankyou Andrew you made my 'new' life so easy to achieve!

    Vicki Johnston
  • Andrew was very helpful in helping me through the bankruptcy process, as a single mother left with a massive debt from my ex and our previous marriage. I was struggling to keep my head above water on a week to week basis.

    Andrew made me feel at ease immediately and helped me every step of the way, he happily and professionally answered any and all questions I had before, during and after the process. Thanks so much for your help Andrew!

    Aisha Edmonds
  • Would highly recommend Andrew to anyone having financial difficulties. Andrew made me feel very comfortable - he took care of everything and keep in regular contact with me throughout the whole process.

    Service was fantastic and he also keep in regular contact with me when everything had been finalised Thanks Andrew! can now get my life back on track.

    Cassandra Walsh
  • Very prompt service and excellent source of knowledge and information, I highly recommend Andrew's service for a quick turn around of circumstances.

    Eve Damjanovich
  • Andrew put my mind at ease in one easy appointment. Very satisfied with the outcome and service provided. Highly recommend Andrew.

    Tracey Douglas
  • Andrew was a steadying hand with his advice.Showing that things aren't as bad as first thought nor any obstacle insurmountable. If you have questions needing answers, Andrew is the person to ask. Thanks for your advice Andrew.

    Shane Thompson
  • Andrew was very knowledgeable, caring, helpful and compassionate when I went and saw him. He made me feel that I wasn’t the loser and failure that I thought I was being. Even down to the box of tissues on the table.. which I needed. Highly recommend to go see Andrew if your struggling. There is life after!

    Joanne Parker
  • Andrew and his team do an excellent job of helping their clients with bankruptcy advice and it is a pleasure to work with him.

    Gareth Lane
  • Don't hesitate contacting Andrew, I was stressed, struggled sleeping through debt. Andrew put me at ease. He listened to my situation and we decided on my next move. Andrew is professional and easy to talk too. I would recommend highly to anyone who wants help to give him a call. I appreciate your support Andrew. Regards Brett.

    Devs Devs
  • Andrew has given me back my life!!! After living paycheck to paycheck, I didn’t know what to do. Until I made the big step and booked an appointment with Andrew. As soon as I left his office I felt a huge weight lifted!!!

    Deezy H
  • Andrew was prompt, organised, friendly and efficient with the processing of my documents and made everything very simple for me so I didn’t need to deal with the added pressure and stress. Thank you Andrew for allowing me to start afresh and getting it done within a matter of weeks.

    Kristy-lee Ellwood

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