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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Deriarny Evitts - Trainee Accountant

Deriarny operated her own online store for 12 years, before deciding to make a career change and undergo retraining. She has just completed her studies and is soon to graduate with a Bachelor of Management, majoring in accounting.

Deriarny said she's looking forward to discovering which areas within the accounting field she'd like to specialise in, but so far is enjoying doing accounting work for farms.

Having moved from the Waikato in 2018, she is now settled in beautiful Waipu. She has two grown daughters who are busy following their own paths in life, whilst Deriarny's personal hobbies and interests include sailing, tramping and knitting.

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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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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, 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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Suzie Dossett - Accountant

Suzie has over 30 years of experience in the accounting field, including commercial accounting.

She enjoys the variety of working with a diverse range of people and businesses, and aims to make accounting an enjoyable experience for all. She hopes to facilitate clients' understanding of their financial statements and reports.

In her free time you can find Suzie in her garden - she has been gardening organically for over ten years - and spending time with her two dogs. Moving to Dargaville has given Suzie and her husband the opportunity to fulfil their long-loved dream of creating their own organic food farm.

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Denise Bellamy - Tax Administration

Denise has spent the past 14 years working within the accounting industry.

Her area of expertise is tax administration, which she says provides her with plenty of challenges and variety. She gets satisfaction from supporting the accounting team in meeting clients' needs.

When she's not at work Denise likes spending her time outdoors with family and friends, enjoying everything that Northland's rich lifestyle has to offer.

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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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Lena Watene - Administration

Lena has recently joined our team and has over 8 years' experience working in administration and marketing. She moved over from Germany in 2013 and has completed her office management training there.

Her passion lies in creating engaging and unique content, by ensuring our social media channels, website and blog are up to date with industry related news and other interesting pieces.

In her free time, Lena enjoys exploring Northland's bush and coastal areas with her husband as well as training and walking her dog.

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Meet The Team

Ean Brown
Director/ Chartered Accountant
Barbara Collinson
Team Manager/ Chartered Accountant
Andrea Allen
Chartered Accountant
Deriarny Evitts
Trainee Accountant
Jared Slatter
Chartered Accountant
Pam Brown
Accounting Technician
Sally Adams
Chartered Accountant
Suzie Dossett
Denise Bellamy
Tax Administration
Julie Jenkins
Renee Marais
Sheila Ujdur
Lena Watene
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