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Chris Lynch

Tax, Director, Taranaki

Chris is an experienced tax and audit advisor with a solid background in property, engineering, business, oil and gas, agriculture, transport and local government. Chris has a longstanding reputation with Taranaki businesses for giving practical, sound advice that works. His clients rely on him to provide effective advice on tax and business structures and communicating complex tax issues clearly and simply to ensure that clients understand their options.

He has over 35 years experience and has been a Director of Baker Tilly Staples Rodway since 1991 and Managing Director from 2009-2019. Chris is a trustee of many well known Taranaki organisations and is a member of the Board of Directors of Baker Tilly Staples Rodway New Zealand Limited, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Asset Management Limited and Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Superannuation Limited. He is passionate about giving back to the community and adding value to businesses, promoting the culture of ‘doing more than our job’ for clients and in the voluntary work we do throughout the firm.

Specialist areas

  • Effective taxation structure
  • Business structures for inbound and outbound investments
  • Governance
  • Succession planning
  • Property transactions, particularly for developers
  • Non-resident contractors
  • General business development and strategic direction advice

Industry experience

  • Property
  • Engineering
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Agriculture
  • Transport
  • Local Government

Memberships & qualifications

  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Massey University)