Duff & Phelps makes managing director hire

Advisory firm Duff & Phelps has announced that Ben Collett has joined the firm as a managing director in its restructuring advisory practice.

Working across the firm’s Birmingham, Manchester and London offices, Collett will focus on providing advisory services to corporate clients across the UK and Europe.

He joins the firm from IMI Precision Engineering, where he was the global director of strategic projects.

Prior to that, he spent 27 years with KMPG in the firm’s advisory practice.

Collett specialises in assessing and driving strategic change programs involving restructuring, turnaround, profit improvement and mergers and acquisitions for clients in both underperformance and growth situations.

Matt Ingram, managing director, Duff & Phelps, stated: “Ben is a highly experienced turnaround advisory professional with extensive experience working in the manufacturing and engineering sectors, as well as oil and gas, food and retail, and fast-moving consumer goods. In his new role at Duff & Phelps, he will bring to our corporate clients the benefit of his expertise in early intervention when seeking to protect or restore value.”

With a background in finance encompassing broad operational, commercial and strategic skills, Collett has worked with private equity, government and listed businesses from mid-corporate size through to FTSE 100, across the globe.

He said: “I am delighted to be joining the team in what is a truly exciting time for the business. Duff & Phelps has developed a strong reputation in the market based on deep industry expertise. I am very excited about the opportunity to help develop the firm’s restructuring offering and continue to deliver outstanding outcomes for our clients.