Bruce Richards

Business Advisory Services, Consultant, Taranaki

Bruce began his career in Chartered Accountancy in 1967 and was made a partner with Ernst & Young in 1977, before the Taranaki practise became Baker Tilly Staples Rodway. Since then he has accumulated over 30 years as a chartered accountant, including two years in the Calgary Office of Ernst & Young. Bruce retired as a Director of the practice in June 2012 and while enjoying more free time, he is continuing his association with the firm as a consultant.

Specialist areas

  • Business and share valuations
  • Financial Restructuring
  • Investment advice
  • Estate planning and trusteeships
  • Sale and purchase of businesses

Industry experience

  • Professional services firms
  • Commercial & retail

Memberships & qualifications

  • Bachelor of Commerce, Auckland University
  • C.M.A (Cost & Management Accountant)
  • F.C.A (Fellow of NZ Institute of Accountants)
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • MNZM (Member of NZ Order of Merit for services to the community)
  • Director of TSB Bank since 1987. Presently Deputy Chairman.
  • Director of a number of private companies.