Insolvency Team

May 25, 2016

Craig Melhuish


In a commercial environment, a commitment to achieving clients’ goals always stands out. Craig is known for his genuine interest in understanding what matters to his accounting and taxation clients and appointers. He tailors solutions for individuals, drawing on vast experience across different commercial and accounting disciplines.

The Insolvency team at Nexia New Zealand benefits from Craig’s leadership and innovative approach. His own experience includes acting as Liquidator and Receiver and Manager on over a hundred assignments around New Zealand.

Craig comes to Nexia New Zealand after having joined HFK Limited in 2006. He is a member of RITANZ and is a CAANZ accredited Insolvency Practitioner. Craig offers specialist skills in litigation support and prepares business valuations for Nexia New Zealand’s clients.

Craig can be contacted at


Christine Johnston


Christine fits in easily with the Nexia team and is known for her commitment and going the extra mile.

With a diverse client base, from rural to manufacturing, Christine has contacts in a range of industries, which assists greatly in her work in insolvency. She takes a special interest in those who need help and who are open to help. She is therefore able to negotiate to get the job done, preferring to work with company directors and creditors alike, to ensure the highest return to all those affected by any insolvency assignment.

Christine has always had a keen interest in insolvency and is results driven. She gladly gives up conventional working hours and believes the time invested in building trust and rapport is worthwhile.

Christine is a member of CAANZ and also on the committee of Women in Recovery & Insolvency (WIRI) Christchurch.

Christine can be contacted at


Kasey Love

Insolvency Manager

Kasey brings an intuitive approach to insolvency work. She recognises the stresses inherent to this work, for debtors, creditors and solvent companies that have simply served their purpose.  She pairs expertise with a friendly approach and thrives on the challenges insolvency brings.

Kasey comes to Nexia New Zealand from HFK Limited, where she joined the team as Insolvency Manager in 2014. With her previous experience working as both in-house counsel and a solicitor in a private law firm, she is able to assist liquidators and receivers in all aspects of insolvency assignments in various industries, particularly with her extensive experience in debt related matters and dispute resolution.

Having appeared on numerous occasions in the High Court in both defended and undisputed Liquidation and Bankruptcy applications, as well as on behalf of creditors in Compromises, Kasey has an understanding of insolvency work from the beginning, even before Liquidation or Receivership has been considered as an option for creditors.

Kasey brings a unique skill base to the team.  She holds a current legal practising certificate, as well as membership to the New Zealand Law Society, Canterbury-Westland District Law Society, ILANZ and RITANZ, and is a committee member of Women in Recovery & Insolvency (WIRI) Christchurch.

Kasey can be contacted at


Connor Lynskey


Connor brings an accountancy background to the Insolvency team, which welcomes his fresh perspective and proactive approach.  He is responsible for the day to day running of a number of Liquidation and Receivership files, reporting back to the Liquidators and Receivers. 

Connor has appeared in the Disputes Tribunal on behalf of Nexia New Zealand’s Liquidators in a number of disputed debt matters encountered during the course of various Liquidations. He regularly liaises with company directors and third parties associated with liquidated companies to progress his assignments.

Connor joined the team at HFK Limited in February 2014, as an Analyst in the Corporate Insolvency & Business Recovery team. He is a provisional member with CAANZ and is currently working towards his Chartered Accountant accreditation. He is also a member of RITANZ.


Hazel Heath


Hazel is highly regarded within the Nexia team and beyond for her stunning attention to detail and genuine enthusiasm. She is known for her incredibly positive and practical approach, and her ability to manage complex situations. 

With a strong administrative background, Hazel joined HFK Limited in 2014 as the Insolvency Administrator. She has since progressed into the Analyst role, embracing the challenges and of liquidations and receiverships. Hazel enjoys the diversity of insolvency work and knowing that no two days are ever the same.

Hazel is a current member of Women in Recovery & Insolvency (WIRI) Christchurch.

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