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Board Members

Geoffrey Abbott

Chairperson
Northland


Geoff is the Principal of Abbott Group Ltd and Your Business Doctor Ltd, firms specialising in the provision of Tax and Business services to Small Management Enterprises throughout the upper North Island.

A Director of the Northland Community Pharmacy Group Ltd and a number of other private companies, Geoff is active as a Registered Trustee, Business Mentor and Justice of the Peace.

Geoff’s background includes a number of year’s involvement in the local government community. Geoff is a former Auckland City Councillor, was Chair of the Auckland Zoo Board for three years and an Auckland University Council appointee on the Animal Ethics Committee for several years.

Geoff is married to Sue, has three adult children and a teenage stepson.

Geoff has been a member of ATAINZ since 1999 and was elected to the Board in 2008 and President in 2014.

 

Mike Davies

Deputy Chairperson
Bay Of Plenty - Taupo


Mike was elected to the Board in 2016

 

 

Richard Abel

Board Member
Nelson - Marlborough


Richard was elected to the board in March 2017.

 

Tom Boyes

Board Member
Canterbury


Tom has over 20 years experience in Accountancy and Taxation. He set up his Accountancy Practice in 1996 and has a diverse range of clients, primarily small businesses.

Tom believes he brings a broad range of knowledge and experience to the council. Tom recognises the need to foster communication with fellow practitioners and to continually update our knowledge base to provide a good service to our clients. He also recognises the need to provide the necessary tools, resources and support our members require.

Tom’s background includes a good working knowledge of the Trust, Finance and Rural based Industries. He holds a BCM/BCom from Lincoln University and additional papers from Otago/Massey Universities.

Tom was born in the Catlin’s, South Otago and bought up primarily in rural Otago. He moved from Dunedin to Christchurch in 1985 as a work transfer and is still there today, earthquakes and all.

Tom is married with 3 teenage children.

Tom has been a member of ATAINZ since 2003 and was elected to the Board in 2014.

 

 

Lance Green

Board Member
Wanganui - Manawatu


Lance was elected to the Board in 2016.

 

Michelle Thompson

Board Member
Auckland


Michelle was elected to the board in March 2017

 

 

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