Since moving back home to Christchurch in 2010, all my various roles have involved working with local SME’s. I have a passion for small business and understand the crucial need for support and guidance in what can be a confusing and sometimes lonely environment for business owners.
After many years working in accountancy practices, from a Sole Practitioner to the Big Four, I have now found my ‘calling’ as a Business Broker, assisting SME owners with their exit strategy by connecting them with qualified and quality buyers. Succession planning and exit strategy is a special interest of mine, and is fast becoming a hot topic amongst business owners in Canterbury due to the retiring ‘Baby Boomer’ generation.
I am a Chartered Accountant and serve on the Local Council of Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand (CAANZ). I am also on the Board of the Christchurch LinkedIn Local team, where we organise large scale networking events in Christchurch. I have previously served on the Board of Youthline - Central South Island.
I am married with two young children and am very fortunate to have a great work-life balance due to being self-employed. I am a firm believer in giving back to the wider community and feel my business qualifications and experience enables me to see and understand the Canterbury business environment from the eyes of a small business owner.
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