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Andre Du Toit

Andre joined Kendons in May 2019.

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Bridget Beck

Bridget joined Kendons in 2009. A pivotal member of the team, managing the operations side of the business and overseeing workflow. She is our key organiser and motivator of the team and gets involved at the coal face when required.

Bridget plays the Cello in the Canterbury Philharmonia, is a rugby mum (two boys) even in the rain, she and her husband are often seen out walking their cute wee Staffordshire Bull Terrier called Boris.

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Catherine Telfer

Catherine brings substantial tax experience to her role, she is always keen to discuss tax structures and other associated issues, and is a thoughtful and calm operator with a good eye for detail. 

With her rural background, she has a clear love for the outdoors. Keen to train up the future generations in her local youth group, and is all about giving her best for clients and the community.

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Denise Howse

As well as helping manage the firm's finances, Denise has two children and one of our Directors (Lance) to keep in line. A boss at home and at work and performs both roles efficiently. 

You will find her helping out at the kindergarten and at school, as a PTA mum her joy is clearly found in her children.

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Emily Tiong

Emily is heavily involved in the compliance side of the business, she goes about her work in an efficient and accurate manner and is a valued member of our team. 

Outside of work Emily can bake up a storm in the kitchen, and is often seen with her husband supporting their two children at triathlons.

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Graeme Crozier

From a farming background, Graeme loves early morning starts. His experience extends well beyond farm accounting and stock reconciliations, and is a keen user of technology. 

Outside of work he retreats to the sanctuary of Governors Bay where he lives with his wife, and is a keen trout fisherman.

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Grant Duthie

Grant has been a Director of Kendons since 2008. He has extensive Business Advisory and Corporate Finance experience (including succession planning, acquisitions, disposals, valuations and business structures). Seeing the bigger picture at all times, and not one to paint by numbers. Grant is a trusted advisor to a range of clients. 

Originally from Invercargill, over recent years has spent the majority of his holiday time in Cromwell. A keen golfer and trout fisherman (with below average skills in both sports) he is occasionally seen mountain biking or road biking (albeit at a fairly leisurely pace).

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet is originally from India and has previously worked for a 'Big 4' accounting firm. A key member of our compliance team he deals with all ACC matters, and has extensive knowledge of levies, industry codes and CoverPlus Extra. 

Gurpreet enjoys meeting people from different cultures and is a keen traveller who wants to explore the world.

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Ian Morkel

Ian started his career in South Africa, and qualified as a chartered accountant in New Zealand after moving here with his wife in 2007. He was appointed a Director in 2018 and has developed strong business networks and works closely with business owners across a range of sectors. He is heavily involved in financial and cash flow forecasting and assisting with business start - ups. He works closely with staff to develop their skills and to bring the best out of the team.

Ian attends the gym on a regular basis, and enjoys travelling, whilst he states that he is an All Black supporter we are never that convinced when the All Blacks are playing South Africa! 

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Ingrid Rosman

An industrious member of our team, Ingrid's main responsibility is to prepare financial statements and tax returns. She is a safe pair of hands and brings a tidy and structured approach to her client work. 

Ingrid has travelled extensively across most continents and is keen to do more travelling in the future.

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Irene Ling

A quieter member of our team, Irene goes about her work in a methodical manner. Taking on some of the larger jobs in the office, Irene's keen eye for reconciling the numbers is an asset to our compliance team. 

Irene is a keen walker and baker who loves to share her creations.

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June Bertenshaw

June is our tax administrator and key interface with the IRD. She is in charge of all things tax returns, and keeps a close eye on the detail in relation to tax payments and reconciling client positions with the IRD. 

June is a loyal member of the Kendons team and an enthusiastic Crusaders, All Blacks and Black Caps supporter.

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Kate Bennett

Kate has found her niche at Kendons, guiding both new and established businesses and charities to reach their full potential. Developing close working relationships with her clients and providing general business advice, assistance with valuations, financial forecasting and business restructuring. She provides training to clients in relation to computer systems (including Xero). 

Outside work Kate is a keen photographer and is learning Spanish.

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Kate Griffiths

Bringing some impressive qualifications from the UK, and is a business advisor and systems specialist. A key member of the Kendons product development team she is heavily involved in utilising technology and providing training to clients in relation to computer systems (including Xero). Kate is our resident systems guru. 

Kate has a love for travelling and exploring exotic new places, especially underwater! She is a great rugby supporter of the Crusaders and the All Blacks (and we suspect, England as well!).

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Kim Soh

Kim has extensive experience in hospitality and property investment sectors, assisting clients with business startups, structures, and financial and cash flow forecasting. She speaks a number of languages fluently including Mandarin, Cantonese and several other Chinese dialects. 

With a spot of golf and travel in the mix, Kim worked in the UK and Malaysia before moving to New Zealand and now enjoys regular Tai Chi classes and badminton.

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Kirsten Osborne

A well organised member of our team, Kirsten is in charge of managing some of the firm's larger clients and groups. She has also developed specialist tax knowledge, particularly in relation to overseas pensions and other overseas income (she knows her FIFs from her CFCs).

Kirsten and her husband have a young daughter, making her busy at home as well as at work.

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Lance Edmonds

Lance has been a Director of Kendons since 2014 and is the person to talk to when you want to set up or grow your business. He brings a real passion to his role. When you want to talk numbers, business structures or address the myriad of issues that confront businesses, he is your man. Lance has developed specialist expertise in a number of areas including business and succession planning, acquisitions and disposals, financial forecasting and due diligence reviews. Lance has an extensive business network and is committed to getting results. 

Lance relaxes in his spare time with his partner Denise and their two children, he enjoys mountain biking and is a keen follower of rugby.

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Michael Laing

Mike is the Managing Director of Kendons. He is in charge of steering the ship and taking care of the Kendons team and has been instrumental in leading Kendons through a period of substantial growth and development. He has specialist expertise in business start – ups, business planning and structures, succession planning, trusts and cash flow forecasting. Whether it's a new business or an existing business that requires attention, Mike is adept at getting things sorted. 

Raised on a farm near Gore, he has a range of sporting interests. These include squash, golf, boating and water skiing with his wife and three daughters. He also sits on the Oaklands Primary School Board of Trustees, where his daughters have attended.

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Michael Schimanski

Michael has been a Director of Kendons since 2007. He provides a range of Business Advisory services and is heavily involved in general accounting and compliance work. He assists a number of his clients with cash management and forecasting, and has experience in a wide range of industries. Michael holds governance positions with a number of clients, sitting on boards of various trusts and charities. 

Michael is a keen road cyclist and runner.

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Natalie Marriott

Natalie is the leader of our administration team. This is a key role and has been instrumental in developing our internal operating systems and procedures. She is the friendly and positive face of the administration team. 

Originally from Ashburton, she and her husband have two adult boys. In her spare time they enjoy walking the family dog in the port hills or is in the kitchen cooking up a storm – some of which is shared with staff from time to time.

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Nicola Green

Nicola was previously a Manager with a 'Big 4' accounting firm. She has extensive experience in assisting a range of businesses in various sectors. One of her key strengths is her ability to upskill staff. 

Nicola is an animal lover and enjoys spending time riding her horse on the weekends. She is also an accomplished Toastmaster (and is the Toastmasters District Finance Manager).

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Nicole Flintoft

Whilst being a born and bred New Zealander, Nicole arrived at Kendons off the back of a long working holiday in Perth. She fitted into the Kendons environment immediately and is a valued member of the team. She has a 'can do' attitude and is primarily responsible for preparing financial statements and tax returns.

Nicole enjoys travelling and camping.

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Orlanda Davies

Orlanda is the sunny front of house and face of Kendons, ready to greet you and answer your calls in a professional and positive manner. And has a Diploma in Business Management. 

Outside of work she supports her partner from the rugby sidelines, and can be seen cruising the streets of Christchurch in her Mini Cooper.

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Philippa Charnley

Philippa is a key member of the compliance team. She manages a substantial number of the firm's dealings with the IRD, including negotiating any payment plans in an efficient manner. She works on a range of assignments and is also our resident expert in relation to Working for Families and Student Loans. 

Outside of work Philippa takes to the streets of Riccarton walking her Chihuahua called Novak, and spends time with her daughter.

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Sarah Davenport

Sarah is an integral part of our administration team, having transferred from a high profile Christchurch law firm. 

Sarah is an artist (a keen pencil sketcher), enjoys travelling and is often seen out walking her dog called Charlie.

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Sarah Henry

Sarah works industriously in our compliance team preparing financial statements and tax returns. She is also heavily involved in preparing GST returns on behalf of clients. 

A proud Cantabrian and is in the midst of planning her upcoming wedding.

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Sharna Goundar

Sharna is originally from Fiji and moved to New Zealand in the year 2000. He completed his college studies in Nelson and did correspondence study through Massey University and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand. He has more than 16 years of experience working for CA firms in the Tasman District and has recently moved to Christchurch to further his career in Accounting. His experience include compliance and non-compliance work including budgets, cash flows, forecasts, setting up new businesses and property investments.

Outside of work Sharna is involved in residential and commercial property investment and loves to spend time with his family. He also loves going to rugby games and is a big fan of the Crusaders.

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Simon Radtke

Simon brings 'Big 4' accounting experience to his role and is strongly focused on customer service. He has an avid interest in technology and provides advisory services (including cash flow forecasting, business restructuring and due diligence services) to his clients. 

Simon is an active footballer and enjoys his fun runs, hobbling into work on occasions but never letting the injuries stand in the way of deadlines.

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Sunny Shi

Sunny joined Kendons as a graduate after completing an MD in Accounting from Canterbury University in 2017. She also has a Degree in Marketing and another Degree in Economy and Trade from her previous life in China. She enjoys exploring accounting software and applying this technology for the benefit of her clients. 

Sunny enjoys books and movies, and loves skiing and travelling.

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Susannah Lai

Quiet and conscientious, Susannah is a key member of the compliance team. 

Susannah enjoys walking, watching superhero movies and listening to her favourite band Metallica.

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Tanya Pollock

Tanya  joined the Kendons team in June 2019 previously working at a local law firm. Her role is varied, working as Operations Support and alongside Tax Administration.
Tanya spends her spare time reading and watching movies.

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