Brendan Catchpole

Partner, PwC New Zealand

Brendan believes New Zealand's prosperity is determined by the success of private business. It's a real pleasure for him to have the opportunity to work with entrepreneurs and business owners who are passionate about their business, their customers and their people. Brendan is privileged to be able to share in the journey to success for a number of iconic New Zealand businesses as well as many that fly well below the radar. He believes the great thing about working with private businesses is that they are owned and operated by real people who invest time, money and emotion in their business and he can't help but become as deeply passionate about their business as they are.

Brendan works with a wide range of clients – large and small, domestic and international, family owned and more widely held. 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 helps private businesses by providing an objective sounding board and bringing the full breadth of PwC expertise to help clients solve business problems and exploit opportunities.

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