Mike Rudd

Tax, Director, Auckland

Mike is an experienced tax advisor who works with clients to ensure they are making the most of tax opportunities and effectively managing tax risks. He is passionate about communicating complex tax issues clearly and simply and ensuring that clients understand their options.

He has more than 20 years experience in New Zealand and UK tax and, before joining Staples Rodway, worked for 7 years as a tax advisor in a "big four" firm in Auckland. He spent 5 years working in the UK where he was European Tax Director for a large technology group, planning and implementing the cross-border restructure of the corporate group and trading operations.

Mike presents regularly on tax matters to industry bodies and New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants seminars.

Specialist areas

  • Assisting businesses establishing operations outside NZ
  • Tax effective cross-border structuring
  • Inbound businesses establishing in NZ
  • Tax effective business ownership
  • Assistance with IRD investigations/disputes
  • Tax Consulting and compliance

Industry experience

  • Technology and intellectual property
  • Property and construction
  • Finance and investment
  • Manufacturing

Memberships & qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts, Auckland University
  • Bachelor of Business Studies, AUT
  • CA, Institute of Chartered Accountants, New Zealand
  • Member, the International Fiscal Association
  • Chartered Tax Advisor, United Kingdom