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Growth spurs six senior appointments at Baker Tilly Staples Rodway

Reflecting strong growth across the business in recent years, we have appointed six new directors to boost our senior leadership team.

“The strength of our business is understanding our clients’ needs, goals and objectives, as well as the risks that need to be mitigated for them to succeed. Our six new directors excel at this approach in their respective sectors and have been instrumental in supporting the significant growth of our national network,” said David Searle, Chair of Baker Tilly Staples Rodway.

Audit specialist David Goodall becomes the Taranaki firm’s youngest Director. Goodall, a UK native, fell in love with New Zealand after completing a secondment via the global Baker Tilly network, officially joining the Taranaki office of Baker Tilly Staples Rodway in 2014. He is an expert in protecting businesses from theft and fraud as well as compliance with global reporting standards and works across a range of sectors including oil and gas, education, manufacturing and not-for-profit.

Bevan Condin and Michelle Valler have been promoted to Director, Business Advisory, in the Hawkes Bay firm. Both have more than a decade’s experience supporting clients across diverse industries and sectors from horticulture to construction, hospitality and health. Condin has been with Baker Tilly Staples Rodway since 2007, while Valler joined in 2016 as an Associate.

Sybrand van Schalkwyk is Director, Tax in the Tauranga firm. During a varied career in tax spanning more than 20 years, he has contributed to tax policy for the IRD and the admissions programme for qualifying accountants, working as an examiner for a number of years. He leads Baker Tilly Staples Rodway’s specialist taxation team in the Bay of Plenty.

Angela Dryden is now Director, Business Advisory in the Waikato firm after 19 years with the firm. She has particularly strong experience working with clients in the manufacturing and property development sectors.

In the Auckland firm, Kathryn Cropp has been promoted to Director, Business Advisory. Along with advising clients across a range of sectors, Cropp is Baker Tilly Staples Rodway’s resident expert in accounting and taxation of forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

“I congratulate all our new directors on their appointment and look forward to seeing continued growth across our business in 2020,” said Searle.

Meet our new Directors