Stuart Signal

Audit, Director, Hawkes Bay

Stuart has been in public practice since 1989. Having spent five years with Deloitte in Wellington and London he settled in Hawkes Bay in 1982. He became a partner of Dent Robertson & Partners which merged to form Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawkes Bay Ltd in 2006.

He holds several other directorships outside of the firm and is a member of the New Zealand Institute of Directors. He also acts for several charitable trusts in trustee and/or secretarial capacities giving him wide experience in corporate governance practices.

Stuart specialises in providing audit and assurance related services and heads the firm's specialist audit team - one of the largest in Hawkes Bay. He has extensive audit experience with over 30 years operating in this specialisation of the profession.


Specialist areas

  • Financial statement audit
  • Financial statement reviews
  • Agreed upon procedures
  • Internal audit engagements
  • Internal controls reports
  • Retirement villages

Industry experience

  • Not-for-profits and charitable trusts
  • Financial iInstitutions
  • Viticulture and horticulture
  • Retail
  • Schools and tertiary training institutions
  • Industry associations

Memberships & qualifications

  • Business Degree from Massey University (1977)
  • Member of The New Zealand Institute of Directors
  • Fellow of the Chartered Accountants of NZICA
  • NZICA Certificate of Public Practice
  • FMC reporting entity Licenced auditor
  • NZICA Qualified Auditor
  • Baker Tilly Staples Rodway Hawkes Bay is a registered audit firm