Sophie Holdsworth

Sophie Henderson

CA, ACA, MA (Oxon)

Director

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Sophie Henderson is a director in the global forensics consulting practice at Baker Tilly. She has focused her career on forensic accounting, honing her skills on handling losses for insurers, reinsurers and lawyers across a wide range of industries and circumstances, including:

  • Business Interruption
  • Extra Expense
  • Personal Injury
  • Fatal Accident
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Fraud

Sophie has significant experience in evaluating large and complex losses in the mining, manufacturing and energy sectors. She also has been involved in measuring economic damages within retail and SME, including stock losses. Additionally, Sophie provides litigation support for construction claims, personal injury or fatal accident matters and has quantified losses in fraud and employee dishonesty claims.

She began her career working in the firm’s London office as part of the graduate program and has worked on assignments in Australia, New Zealand, South America, Asia and Europe. Sophie is dual qualified in England and Australia.

  • Evaluated the claim of an alumina refinery for business interruption and increased cost of working following substantial pipeline damage. Increasing the complexity of the review, the refinery was in ramp-up due to recent expansion. Global considerations were factored into the calculation including market position, production, export and review of third-party alumina purchases.
  • One of the world’s largest alumina refineries, located in Australia, claimed business interruption due to adverse weather causing damage to equipment and supplier premises. The review involved an analysis of production and costing data and a complex assessment of the fixed cost classification of raw materials in order to quantify extra expenses incurred. In addition, the parent company claimed losses due to the purchase of alumina from third parties to make up the production shortfall. Comprehensive research and analyses were conducted identifying mitigating factors affecting the necessity to purchase in lost production.
  • One of the world's largest underground copper mines suffered losses following an earthquake. Our review included linking any loss to the damage caused directly by the earthquake, consideration of the expected level of ore throughput, grade and production. Communications and meetings in Chile took place in Spanish.
  • Sophie has been involved in the preparation of expert accounting evidence for trial.
  • Member, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • French
  • Spanish

Location

Melbourne, AU

Education

Bachelor of Arts
Philosophy and Theology