Managing working capital in a crisis – a perspective on practical steps

23 March 2020

Recording available here.

As an advisor to you and your business, EY continues to closely monitor the impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19). With the number of identified COVID-19 cases continuing to grow globally, the concern over its potential to affect employee welfare, disruption to global supply chains, and interruption to standard business operations has increased. We wanted to urgently share information that can help you navigate through the current uncertainty.

Please join our consulting and tax specialists who will share their insights and experience on the following themes around managing working capital in times of crisis. They will consider:

  • How the world and domestic economy should respond to a global pandemic
  • The key impacts we are seeing on inventory and supply chain
  • How to conserve cash during a crisis and the action you should take to position yourself on the front foot
  • The concept of Safe Harbour and how it can protect directors
  • Practical actions for business to understand its tax profile and cash tax impacts

We look forward to welcoming you at the webcast however if you have any immediate concerns that you’d like to discuss in more detail, please contact us at

Webinar currently available on demand! 

Duration: 1 hour

Find out more and register here.

Wayne Boulton
Wayne Boulton
EY Advisory Supply Chain and Operations Leader

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With over 20 years of advisory and consulting experience, Wayne is responsible for helping clients address major business challenges to strategy development. An experienced professional in establishing and running business-wide transformation programs, Wayne focuses on performance improvement consulting, and has deep knowledge of various industries, including consumer and industrial products, utilities, telecommunications, media and entertainment.

Justin Howse
Justin Howse
EY Oceania Growth Markets Leader

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Justin works closely with complex mid-market businesses headquartered in Australia and New Zealand including start-up companies, entrepreneurs, family enterprises and private equity invested businesses. Justin leads the firm’s entrepreneurial programs, including the EY Entrepreneur of the Year program in Australia and our 7 Drivers of Growth capability framework. He began his career over 25 years ago when he joined EY’s Tax Practice, becoming a prominent corporate tax adviser across a range of multinational industry sectors.


Jo Masters
Jo Masters
EY Chief Economist

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Jo Masters joined EY as Chief Economist in 2019 and has been an active part of the economic debate in Australia for the last 20 years. Jo is a well-regarded thought leader across economic and policy issues in Australia and the global economy more broadly. During her time with EY she has provided insights on many of areas of the Australian economy including the housing sector, retail sector, the Federal Budget, and the current China/US trade war. Prior to EY, Jo worked at ANZ and spent over a decade at Macquarie Bank.


Adam Nikitins
Adam Nikitins
EY Oceania Head of Restructuring Services

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A Registered and Official Liquidator, he has worked on a broad range of insolvency, restructuring and investigation assignments, including supplier viability reviews, refinancing, monitoring and due diligence assignments across Australia, Europe and the Americas. His work with local and international clients regularly requires him to help organisations facing financial and operational challenges to find tailored approaches to these acute and complex situations.


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