Baker Tilly Staples Rodway boosts senior ranks

Buoyed by growth, the firm appoints six new directors

Baker Tilly Staples Rodway boosts senior ranks

Buoyed by growth, Baker Tilly Staples Rodway has boosted its leadership ranks with the appointment of six new directors.

The newly elevated experts specialise in a wide range of areas and include the youngest director in Taranaki for the business. The appointments also come after the firm aligned its name with a global brand last year.

“The strength of our business is understanding our clients’ needs, goals and objectives, as well as the risks that need to be mitigated for them to succeed. Our six new directors excel at this approach in their respective sectors and have been instrumental in supporting the significant growth of our national network,” said David Searle, who chairs Baker Tilly Staples Rodway.

David Goodall has become the Taranaki firm’s youngest director. The audit specialist is a UK native who joined the Taranaki office in 2014 after completing a secondment from the global Baker Tilly network. Goodall is an expert in protecting businesses from theft and fraud, as well as compliance with global reporting standards, He services various sectors, including oil and gas, education, manufacturing and not-for-profit.

The Hawkes Bay office has welcomed two new directors in the business advisory team – Bevan Condin and Michelle Valler. Each of them have more than a decade of experience in advising clients in a wide range of sectors, including horticulture, construction, hospitality, and health. Condin has been with the firm since 2007, while Valler was a lateral hire in 2016.

The leader of the firm’s specialist taxation team in the Bay of Plenty, Sybrand van Schalkwyk, has been appointed as director, tax. Based in Tauranga, he has more than 20 years’ experience, including contributing to tax policy for the Inland Revenue Department and the admission of accountants as an examiner.

Angela Dryden has been elevated to director, business advisory in the Waikato firm. She has been with Baker Tilly Staples Rodway for 19 years and is known for her work advising manufacturers and developers.

In Auckland, Kathryn Cropp has been promoted to director, business advisory. She is the firm’s resident expert in accounting and taxation of forestry in the Emissions Trading Scheme.

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