Bruno A Secatore

Managing Partner


Phone: (03) 8320 5610


Bruno is the Managing Partner of Cor Cordis and is based in the Melbourne Office.


Bruno has been providing specialist insolvency advice for over 30 years.

Bruno is a “hands on” operator and has undertaken an extensive range of assignments in trading businesses on and realising assets by way of formal appointments (Receiverships and Agent for the Mortgagee) and unofficial monitoring / restructuring / workout assignments as well as Investigating Accountant roles in a range of industries for major banks and other financiers, credit committees and other stakeholders.

Bruno has acted as Administrator and Deed Administrator for numerous companies and as a Liquidator in all types of liquidations.

Bruno has also acted as an expert witness in Supreme Court actions and mediations, involving investigations and analysis of company records, transactions and financial statements.

Some of Bruno’s more well known appointments have been as Administrator to:

(i)  Ernest Hillier (Operations) Pty Ltd (founded in 1914), Australia’s largest chocolate manufacturers with 60 employees.

(ii) Betta Foods (Operations) Pty Ltd, confectionery producer with 170 employees.

(iii) Fletcher Jones & Staff Pty Ltd (founded in 1918), the national men’s and women’s clothing retailer with 45 stores and 220 employees.

Bruno was also Liquidator of Chartwell Enterprises Pty Ltd, which defrauded investors for over $70 million over a three year period. The three day public examination of the directors led to a sixty page report to ASIC outlining the company’s failure and conduct of its directors. This report was used as evidence in the successful criminal proceedings brought against the directors, resulting in lengthy jail times.


  • Banking & Finance
  • Manufacturing
  • Supermarkets
  • Hotels, Motels & Restaurants
  • Aged Care
  • Building, Development and Properties
  • Textiles, Clothing & Footwear
  • Retail
  • Printing
  • Professional Services
  • Food Processing
  • Agribusiness
  • Mining Services

Professional Qualifications:

  • Diploma of Business Studies (Accounting)
  • A Liquidator registered by the Australian Securities & Investments Commission
  • An Official Liquidator of the Supreme Court of Victoria and Federal Court of Australia

Professional Associations:

  • Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
  • Member of the Australian Restructuring Insolvency & Turnaround Association (“ARITA”)
  • Member of the Victorian Regional ASIC Insolvency Liaison Committee