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Board Members

Richard Abel

Nelson - Marlborough
Phone: 03 547 1037

Richard has been a member of ATAINZ since 2004. He was elected to the board in March 2017. In March 2018 he was elected by the members at the AGM as the Chairperson. Richard has been managing an accounting firm in Nelson since 2000 and currently has 9 staff in his practice.


Michelle Thompson

Deputy Chairperson
Phone: 835 4222

Michelle was elected to the board in March 2017



Rollo Webb

Board Member
Phone: 07 823 3217

Born and bred in Cambridge. Married with two adult children.
I have built an accounting practice from 1 client 15 years ago to over 1200 clients now and still growing at a rate of more than 15% per year.
This was achieved through good strategic planning, including an in-depth marketing strategy.
Being from a small but fast growing town, I have a large range of clients based all over the world from which I have formed my business experience
I am a member of the Directors Institute of New Zealand and have attended a wide range of courses including extensive board governance and strategic planning courses.
I have been a member of both the Society of Accountants and ATAINZ and intend to use my experience in helping the board set the Strategic Plan for the future, knowing first-hand the pitfalls in the Accountants Society and the way they treat their members.
I am putting my name forward for the Board with no agendas, only to offer 30 years of experience in business and accountancy to help advance ATAINZ to a more professional entity.


Tom Boyes

Board Member
Phone: 03 374 6343

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
Whanganui - Manawatu - Taranaki
Phone: 06 348 2333

Lance Green – Born and raised in Wanganui originally with a background in Retail, Commercial and Merchant Banking. Decided that Accountancy was a more rewarding career over 30 years ago and since then has been a Senior Accountant, Associate and Director at three Accountancy firms before commencing Adept Accountants. His clients are many and varied and involved in many activities from farming, retail, contracting, hospitality and investment. The main enjoyment in the position held is being able to assist client’s growth from small beginnings to a business that has a strong future.

Outside accountancy I am an ardent NZ Warriors supporter from day one in addition to enjoying the DIY lifestyle in a smaller regional city.

Lance & Partner Mary have 5 grown up children with all but one living and working in Wanganui.


Mike Davies

Board Member
Bay Of Plenty - Taupo
Phone: 07 5787371

Mike was elected to the Board in 2016



Gary Upson

Mobile Phone: 021823501

Gary is a qualified Accountant who for the last 20 years has been operating his own event management company running events such as Rally NZ, the Auckland Marathon, Polyfest and Rally Australia.

Gary commenced the role of CEO for ATAINZ on a part time basis in March 2017.


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