About Us



We are an established, solutions-focused team of accountants who are motivated to provide outstanding service to our clients.

We have been trusted advisors to the local business community since 1998 and we’re proud of our diverse and knowledgeable team. We follow the same continuous businesses improvement practices that we advise our clients on, so we know what works.

The Manawatu region is home to a cross-section of businesses, from farming to hospitality and tourism, we enjoy the challenges that this variety brings.  We thrive on the opportunity to support our clients through each stage of their business development and growth.

We are one of the largest accountancy firms in the region with a wide range of experience and knowledge for our clients to call upon. So talk to one of our solutions-focused team and discover why so many clients choose Bennett Currie as their trusted advisors.

Yes, we can make a difference.

­­Sinclair Richardson

Chartered Accountant
Sinclair Richardson was born and bred in the Manawatu. Becoming a Director in 2006 was a great achievement and Sinclair has excelled in this role ever since. With 20+ years experience, Sinclair enjoys working with a wide range of clients, many of whom have become great friends. Read more...
Outside of work, Sinclair enjoys travelling with his amazing wife. He also enjoys cars having 5 in his collection and dreams to collect more, if only his wife would let him. Thanks to family and friends there is also an ever increasing collection of garden gnomes.

Ryan Ayers

Chartered Accountant
I am a Manawatu born and bred Chartered Accountant with vast public practice and commercial experience. Having started my accounting career with PricewaterhouseCoopers Read more...
and after several years experience in public practice, I began my commercial career in London in 2003. I have worked in finance for large multi-national public companies in Europe and before joining Bennett Currie, I was Chief Financial Officer for a $20m turnover multi-site organisation with its head office in Palmerston North. I believe my experience on 'both sides of the fence' is of huge benefit to my clients. Not only have I been advising businesses but I have been running businesses as well, so my experience across all business disciplines is a huge asset. I cut my teeth on farm accounting and still have a passion for the primary sector today. Farm accounting can be seen to be complex but with the combined years of experience and technical knowledge at Bennett Currie, we can debunk the myth. We are rural accounting specialists. I have a passion for business development and having both advised and worked in several industries, I have the credentials to make a difference in your business. I believe your accountant should not just be your compliance expert but also your number one business advisor. I live in Feilding, am married to Kate and have two young sons, Jackson and Thomas. I am an avid sports fan and play tennis and golf when time permits but most of my spare time is taken up entertaining the kids and the family Labrador, Senna. We love spending as much time as possible at Foxton and Ohope beaches.

David Collis

Senior Associate
I have over 32 years accountancy experience working with a wide range of clients in a variety of industries. I look after many cafes, service stations, tradies, IT consultants and dairies as clients. Read more...
Some of these span as far south as Wellington, and as far north as New Plymouth and across to Hawkes Bay. This means I've become expert in these industries, and can offer effective advice by noting trends and KPI's in the successful (and unsuccessful) businesses. But I'm not limited to those industries - I’ve assisted many others set up in business as they take the plunge from being in the safety of paid private employment to the more unknown world of being self-employed - and I look after a few farmers too. It’s the staff, clients and latest technology that make working at Bennett Currie so enjoyable. Originally from England, I grew up in Feilding and later moved to Palmerston North. I have three children - Noah, Reid & Ayla, who occupy most of my spare time. I’ve given up playing rugby but still manage to coach the boy’s team, walk, spin, swim and gym a couple of times each week.

Peter Fowell

Senior Accountant
I assist our clients on a day to day basis with the various issues they face. I have a particular interest in rural accounting which offers many challenges in today’s current economic climate. Read more...
I’ve worked at Bennett Currie for over 30 years and have constantly enjoyed working alongside my colleagues and our clients over that time. I enjoy spending time with my young family, watching/playing sport and reading a good book. Our annual family camp is something I look forward to each year.

Alan Currie

Chartered Accountant
I am involved with accounting services and taxation services and advice - particularly property accounting and business structures. Read more...
Bennett Currie is a go-ahead firm, specialising in personal service, timely advice and an informal approach to accounting. I am passionate about music and most sports.

Dion Stratford

Chartered Accountant
In my 25 years at Bennett Currie, I have worked with a wide variety of clients. My primary role at Bennett Currie is the compilation of financial statements (including farm accounting), Read more...
calculating tax returns, income forecasting, and tax planning . I also have extensive report customisation experience. I have made close friendships with a number of my workmates, and learned an extensive amount about accounting processes. I love sport (particularly cricket, rugby and football), both playing and watching (though not very good at the former). I love watching movies, travelling and spending time with my wife and son.

Nikki Evans

Administration Manager
I started working for Bennett Currie in April 2010 as an Administrator. I am now the Administration Manager working closely with the partners and staff to assist with the smooth running of this fantastic company. Read more...
Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My husband, our two boys and myself enjoy outdoor activities together including walking, biking and fishing.

Eva Snow

Tax Administrator
Overseas Degree (Linguistics) Originally from Russia, I have a teaching degree from a university of linguistics. I came to New Zealand in 2000, studied accountancy at Massey University Read more...
and have 4 years of experience of working in a CA environment prior to joining Bennett Currie in 2010. Bennett Currie is comprised of wonderful people, all very different yet all extremely intelligent, knowledgeable and highly professional. Add to it great sense of humour and ability to enjoy life and have fun outside work – and pretty much you will have an idea why it is so interesting and rewarding to work with this team.

Chloe Richardson

Chartered Accountant
Chloe Richardson joined Bennett Currie in 2010 and became a CA in 2012. She loves supporting her clients in their successes and working with them through the tough times. Her clients think she is a star. She enjoys the ever changing industry and embraces new technologies and software. Read more...
Chloe also works closely with several not-for-profits and loves helping them continue their great work within the community. Outside of work she has volunteered with Camp Quality NZ and Business Mentors. Chloe and Sinclair married in 2016 and make a great team on and off the field. Chloe loves travelling and is a grab-a-seat addict. It is rare for her and Sinclair not to have an adventure planned.

Katie Millen

I joined Bennett Currie as the new receptionist 2019 and became a junior accountant in 2023, after graduating from Massey University with a Business degree with accounting major. I grew up in Taumarunui and have been living in Palmerston North since 2015. Read more...
Outside of work I enjoy playing football, watching movies and spending time with friends and family. I feel very fortunate to be a part of a company that provides excellent accounting services to its wide range of clients. The team at Bennett Currie is dedicated, talented and highly experienced.

Matthew Wilson

Chartered Accountant
Originally I am from Palmerston North. I moved to Wellington where I studied and graduated at Victoria University with a Bcom in Accounting, commercial law and tax. Read more...
I joined the Bennett Currie team in 2016 and have enjoyed working in such a friendly and productive environment. My tasks include preparing annual accounts, GST and tax returns. In my spare time I enjoy playing football and watching rugby league.

Charlotte Reed

Chartered Accountant
New to the team I joined Bennett Currie in 2022 in a part time role. My tasks include preparation of annual accounts, GSTs, FBTs and tax returns. Read more...
Prior to this I have attained 9 years accounting experience in CA environments and became a CA in 2015. I was born in rural Manawatu with dressage riding as a passion for many years. Outside of work I enjoy time with my husband and young boy, as well as going to the gym, running and travelling.

Jo Harwood

Receptionist / Administration
I started with Bennett Currie in July 2023 & have been made to feel welcome and supported by a great friendly team. I feel grateful to be part of a team where everyone is knowledgeable and passionate about the services, we as a Company offer. Read more...
I bring with me over 25 years’ experience working in accounts payable, receivable, administration, and management. Having grown up in Palmerston North .… with lots of overseas travel in between. I enjoy spending time with family and friends and getting to relax in the outdoors going camping in my teardrop caravan and exploring new places when time allows.
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  • 502 Main Street
    PO Box 141,
    Palmerston North 4440
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