Nelson - Marlborough
Richard was elected to the board in March 2017.
Bay Of Plenty - Taupo
Mike was elected to the Board in 2016
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 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.
Whanganui - Manawatu
Lance was elected to the Board in 2016.
Michelle was elected to the board in March 2017