Meet The Team

Ean Brown - Director/ Chartered Accountant

Ean's genuine interest in his clients gives him constant and fresh inspiration. His interest in tax minimisation, succession planning and restructuring of businesses gives clients the opportunity to reap the benefits from his expertise.

Ean is equally comfortable with a diverse range of clients, from large commercial operations to small business owners. He enjoys analysing information to provide clients with beneficial results in their business structures.

Coming from a farming background and having previously owned a dairy farming unit with his wife Penny, it is no surprise Ean has a strong relationship with the farming community.

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Barbara Collinson - Team Manager/ Chartered Accountant

Barbara is an experienced Chartered Accountant who has been working in the accounting industry for over 20 years.

Barbara's commitment to providing clients with quality service in a timely manner is reiterated by the staff she manages. Barbara enjoys adding value to client relationships through day-to-day contact with the clients.

Barbara has recently moved to her newly-built home in Waipu with husband Jim and they are proud of their two adult daughters who are both pursuing rewarding careers.

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Andrea Allen - Chartered Accountant

Andrea has been a Chartered Accountant for over 10 years, working as a trusted business and tax advisor in a number of fields within the industry.

Andrea's particular areas of interest and expertise include:

  • ACC
  • budget and cash flow reporting
  • cloud-based systems
  • farm accounting
  • portfolios
  • taxation compliance
  • trust management

Andrea lives on a lifestyle block and maintains an "edible forest garden".

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Flynn O'Meara - Chartered Accountant

Flynn O'Meara became a Chartered Accountant in March this year. He has been working as an accountant for six years.

Flynn is a strong advocate for incorporating technology in business and enjoys problem-solving with technological solutions. He is always looking at ways to streamline processes and find faster, more efficient ways to get the job done.

You might find Flynn traipsing up the local mountain tracks, winding down at the beach if the sun's out, or bumbling along the back roads on his motorbike.

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Jared Slatter - Chartered Accountant

Jared has worked as an accountant and business adviser for 13 years and has been a Chartered Accountant since 2010.

He has experience working with a diverse range of clients, from large commercial operations to small businesses. He has a particular interest in commercial property, share valuations, business planning and structuring of small to medium businesses.

Jared is married with 4 children. When he is not spending quality time with his family he enjoys playing a variety of sports.

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Jessie Alison - Chartered Accountant

Jessie has eight years of experience within the accounting industry, specialising in taxation, company governance and estate planning.

Jessie is an enthusiastic and friendly member of our team. She strives to provide easy-to-understand advice and assist our clients to achieve the best results possible, always going above and beyond the status quo.

Jessie enjoys interacting with our community and can often be found hot-desking at The Orchard – Northland's Business and Event Hub.  She is also an elected member of the 2018 Northland Local Leadership Team for Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

In her spare time Jessie enjoys reading, socialising and playing bridge with her Gran.

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Pam Brown - Accounting Technician

Pam has over 15 years of experience in the accounting industry. Pam started in the Dargaville office working for Allen and Allen Limited, prior to Gilmore Brown Limited taking over the business.

Pam is a local girl, having lived most of her life in Dargaville, and enjoys working closely with our Dargaville clients assisting them with their accounting and taxation needs.

In her spare time Pam likes to get out on the golf course as a keen member and treasurer of the Northern Wairoa Golf Club.

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Sally Adams - Chartered Accountant

Sally has been with the firm for over 20 years, during which time she completed her studies and qualified as a Chartered Accountant.

She takes pride in going the extra mile to help clients find tailored business solutions. Sally enjoys the challenge of researching technical tax issues, and collaborating with others to find answers to complex problems. Having previously lived on a dairy farm, she has first-hand experience in farm accounting.

In her personal time she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, or heading to the great outdoors to explore the tracks and hiking trails of New Zealand.

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Vicki Cozens - Chartered Accountant

Vicki qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2015 and has over seven years of experience within the accounting industry, specialising in taxation, management accounting, cash flows, Xero and employment law.

Vicki is a vibrant and friendly member of our team. She enjoys working with a diverse range of clients, assisting them to understand their financial statements and looking at ways to improve their business performance.

When not at work Vicki enjoys relaxing with family and friends and is often found at gigs supporting her husband Rick and his band.

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Bonny Rowson - Administration

Bonny has over 13 years of administration experience in a variety of industries, including accounting, manufacturing and retail.

She thrives on the diversity her role at Ean Brown Partners brings - no day is ever the same! Bonny is a 'systems person' and is always seeking ways to improve and streamline processes for the benefit of staff and clients alike.

Bonny's passions outside of work include website coding, DIY projects and various art hobbies, as well as spending time with her partner and 3 children.

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Julie Jenkins - Administration

Julie has worked in the field of administration for 16 years after moving on from self-employment in a commercial cleaning business and caravan rental business.

Being part of a close-knit team of professionals with exceptional levels of skills, as well as a happy, busy work environment, are the main keys to job satisfaction for Julie, and this is reflected in the relationships she has forged with staff and clients over the years.

Hockey is a major part of Julie's life over the winter months; as a player, Secretary and Treasurer for the Hikurangi Hockey Club, as well as coaching and umpiring her daughter's team. Family life is equally important to Julie so, although juggling time is second nature, she is relieved when the hockey season is over!

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Renee Marais - Reception

Renee immigrated to New Zealand from Zimbabwe with her husband 15 years ago, choosing to settle in beautiful Whangarei as their new home. She has worked in administration for over 15 years in both Zimbabwe and New Zealand.

She is the friendly face and voice greeting our clients when they call or visit, and undertakes the management of clients' commercial properties. Renee says she's enjoying working with "a great bunch of people".

Her two boys are heavily involved in cricket and gymnastics so this keeps Renee busy taking them to various matches and tournaments, as well as being their enthusiastic supporter and cheerleader. Her own hobbies include reading, playing squash and watching a good game of rugby.

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Sheila Ujdur - Administration

Sheila has a bachelor of business studies and has worked in administration for over 15 years.

She enjoys the variety and challenges her role provides, as well as the satisfaction of being part of a great team.

To relax Sheila loves making patchwork quilts, particularly for her family; husband Dave, 3 children and 8 grandchildren. She also enjoys reading and walking.

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Meet The Team

Ean Brown
Director/ Chartered Accountant
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Barbara Collinson
Team Manager/ Chartered Accountant
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Andrea Allen
Chartered Accountant/ portfolio specialist
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Flynn O'Meara
Chartered Accountant
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Jared Slatter
Chartered Accountant/ commercial specialist
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Jessie Alison
Chartered Accountant/ tax specialist
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Pam Brown
Accounting Technician/ Kaipara specialist
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Sally Adams
Chartered Accountant
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Vicki Cozens
Chartered Accountant
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Bonny Rowson
Administration/ marketing specialists
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Julie Jenkins
Administration/ file management specialist
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Renee Marais
Reception
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Sheila Ujdur
Administration/ practice management specialist
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