Brendan Catchpole

Brendan Catchpole

Managing Partner, Financial Advisory Services, PwC New Zealand

As an experienced tax specialist, Brendan leads PwC’s Financial Advisory Services team. He works closely with private investors to provide advice in areas including tax structuring, compliance and family advisory.

Brendan believes that New Zealand's prosperity is determined by the success of private business owners, investors and entrepreneurs. He enjoys supporting entrepreneurs and business owners who are passionate about their business, their customers and their people. Brendan feels privileged to have shared the journey to success for a number of iconic New Zealand businesses as well as many that fly well below the radar. He is passionate about helping New Zealanders build better businesses to provide a better future for the community.

Brendan has helped business owners focused on growth as well as private investors. His core expertise is providing tax advice to high growth clients, corporatised family businesses and investors. With a particular focus on the property sector and export businesses, Brendan supports private businesses by providing an objective sounding board and bringing the full breadth of PwC expertise to help clients solve business problems and maximise opportunities. Previously a member of the PwC New Zealand Board, Brendan also offers significant governance experience.

Over Brendan’s career he has advised a wide range of clients from small to large including international businesses, emerging growth businesses, wealth clients and domestic New Zealand businesses. He acts as a trusted adviser providing practical advice that reflects their commercial and personal objectives.

Outside of work, Brendan's three boys, ill-disciplined labrador and lifestyle block keep him busy. He does his best to keep fit and active while trying to stay in one piece. Mention you're a skier – water or snow – and you'll have a new best friend.


  • Tax structuring
  • Taxation of property transactions
  • Trust and estate planning