I am passionate about helping my clients succeed and learn about their genuinely cool businesses.
I started PwC as Summer Intern, and then as a Graduate in 1999. Our intake was the first under the then new PwC post-merger brand and we were inundated with freshly branded merchandise. There were even two PwC songs - "Your Worlds, Our People", and "Downright Global" - check them out on YouTube. I left for London for what I thought would be a short OE in 2001, but ended up returning to New Zealand in 2010. In London I held in-house tax roles in banking and private equity. My wife Stephanie and I returned to New Zealand after our first child Tamsin was one. We also have two boys - Theo and Zach. I was admitted as a Partner in July 2016 and lead our Emerging and Fast Growth sector group.
I am passionate about helping my clients succeed and learn about their genuinely cool businesses. I have the privilege to advise New Zealand's leading high growth and disruptive companies, and collaborate with them as they expand offshore and build value. It's great to see so many NZ businesses succeeding on the global stage. This is great for our country. I am given freedom to grow our relevance and brand with this part of the market and to try things. This years' new forays include blockchain and ICOs, and more recently hemp.
My clients range from early stage startups right through to companies operating globally. Some examples include Vend, Serato, Tatau, Timely, Unleashed Software, Parkable and Hemp Farm.