John is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years broad experience in most areas of accounting. He began his career with KPMG in Auckland and subsequently worked with them in Christchurch and London. During his 12 year career with KMPG he gained experience in Business Services, Assurance Services and Taxation.

He then worked at Nelson College as finance manager for 11 years, gaining experience in management accounting, employment relationships and project management. In 2004 he set up his own accountancy practice and subsequently purchased the practice of Brown & Associates - Motueka.

John has lectured at NMIT and tutored at Canterbury and Lincoln Universities in their Accounting Degree courses.

Since moving to the Nelson region in 1992, John and his wife have lived in Appleby on a 25 acre block and enjoy the Nelson lifestyle.



Senior Accountant

Mikaela has 10 years experience, having started with West Yates, she then shifted to Brown & Associates - Motueka in 2003.

She has a wide range of knowledge particularly in Horticulture and Viticulture and SMEs. Mikaela has experience using a vast range of accounting packages particularly Banklink.

Mikaela has experience born out of having worked in a variety of local industries including apple picking and packing before settling on a career in accountancy.



Senior Accountant

Donna moved to Motueka from Hastings with her partner after having regular holidays in the area, but is almost a local as her mother was born and raised in Golden Bay.

She is a qualified accountant and has been a Member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants since 1990.

As Hastings has a similar climate and economy to Motueka, she has had many years experience with farming and orchardist clients.

Donna enjoys the Nelson outdoors lifestyle including kayaking and tramping.



Office Administrator

Saliman joined the team in 2008. She has worked in chartered accountants offices for over 20 years. She has vast experience in all our administration systems and is the first point of contact for all our BankLink queries. Saliman also handles all our Company and Trust administration. Saliman's husband runs his own business in Motueka.



Accounting Assistant / Administration

Tamara joined the team here in 2011 after completing her degree in Information Technology at Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. She has made the move into accounting, and is starting a New Zealand Diploma in Business to add to her previous degree.

Along with doing mainly accounting work, Tamara also provides support to the administration and IT area of the business.

Tamara enjoys the outdoors including tramping and hunting. 



Accountant - Audit Business Services Mix

Nayani has joined our office with a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. She is originally from Sri Lanka and also studied there and moved to New Zealand in 2013.

Nayani enjoys the Tasman/Nelson lifestyle.




Sheridan has joined our office as a front desk receptionist who is the first point of contact for our clients and carries out day to day receptionist duties, alongside carrying out some accounting work.

Sheridan enjoys spending time with her family in the warm and sunny Tasman area.