Meet The Team

Ean Brown - Director

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 owning 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

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 lives on a block of land at Poroti 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:
- farm accounting
- portfolios
- budget and cash flow reporting
- trust management
- cloud-based systems
- taxation compliance

Andrea lives on a lifestyle block and is currently planning an edible forest garden.

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Flynn O'Meara - Accountant

Flynn O'Meara has a bachelor's degree in accountancy from Massey University and is currently working towards achieving chartered status. He has been working as an accountant for five 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.

Flynn helped establish his wife Zoe's home beauty business and enjoys riding his motorbike to unwind.

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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 over six 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 is very excited to have recently completed her studies and is now a fully-fledged chartered accountant. In her spare time Jessie enjoys reading novels and socialising.

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Pam Brown - Accountant

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. Her daughter Keely has recently spread her wings to study at Otago University.

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Sally Adams - Chartered Accountant

Sally likes to go the extra mile to find business solutions for clients. She enjoys being part of a team involved in researching technical taxation matters and working with others for the benefit of clients.

She likes to understand the connections that make a business work and assist clients develop their knowledge in new areas.

Sally moved to town after spending many years living on a dairy farm. Now with three adult children, she enjoys having time to tramp the walking tracks of New Zealand.

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Valeria Maw - Chartered Accountant

Valeria has experience in all aspects of accounting, from auditing to management accounting, financial accounting and tax advisory.

As a farm owner she understands business challenges and loves helping clients achieve maximum efficiencies with their tax planning, risk management, forecasting and succession planning.

Outside of work Valeria plays the violin, was actively involved in the Dargaville Business Forum, and helps manage her husband's agricultural helicopter business.

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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 10 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 an ever-growing range of crafts and art hobbies (her craft room is bursting at the seams, much to the dismay of her family), health and fitness, and 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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Sandra Crene - Receptionist

Sandra has worked in the accounting field for over 16 years and is the first point of contact for our valued clients.

Sandra is a 'people person' and likes to make clients feel at ease when they walk in the door or make that phone call. Sandra loves the relationships she has developed with clients over the years and is committed to continuing this very high standard.

Sandra lives and manages her own lifestyle block at Glenbervie, spending her spare time either tramping, riding her horse or watching her grandchildren at their Saturday morning sports events. She also is a volunteer at the Hospice inpatient unit in Tikipunga, a role she finds very satisfying after losing her husband just over 4 years ago.

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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
Barbara Collinson
Team Manager
Andrea Allen
Chartered Accountant
Flynn O'Meara
Jared Slatter
Chartered Accountant
Jessie Alison
Chartered Accountant
Pam Brown
Sally Adams
Chartered Accountant
Valeria Maw
Chartered Accountant
Vicki Cozens
Chartered Accountant
Bonny Rowson
Julie Jenkins
Sandra Crene
Sheila Ujdur
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