Dave was born and raised on a hill country farm in central Hawkes Bay before moving to Marlborough with his family to get involved with Marine Farming and Viticulture where they still have interests.
He founded Sidekick back in 2006, and his infectious enthusiasm has helped him build a company of talented accountants with offices across New Zealand.
Dave has spent over 20 years in accounting and still loves coming to work every day.
James looks after a range of commercial and agri clients in both South and Mid Canterbury. A Chartered Accountant, James studied at Lincoln University to gain a BCom majoring in Accounting, Finance and Information Technology
Before his Accounting career, James also spent four years in the automotive industry and much of his childhood on his grandfathers livestock farm based in South Canterbury.
Looking at the big picture, setting goals and helping clients plan to achieve those goals are what James enjoys most about his job.
Richard has over 15 years of Agri Banking experience in Canterbury, South Canterbury and North Otago.
His knowledge of agriculture is current and broad. Richard has successfully helped a range of farming systems from large to small, discover and achieve their goals.
Hailing from a family sheep and beef station prior to attending Lincoln, his roots are firmly grounded in agriculture. Helping farmers succeed is his passion.
With so many challenges facing farming businesses, Richard is uniquely placed to help you optimise your planning and financial needs.
One of our Sidekick Accountants, Chloe has many years of experience in the local accounting industry as well as customer service experience for a large New Zealand power company.
With both a Bachelor of Accountancy from Massey University and a Certificate in Professional Office Management from Timaru Polytechnic, Chloe has all the tools and knowledge to help our clients.
When she’s not working with the team at Sidekick Timaru, Chloe enjoys spending time with family, socialising with friends and walking her dog.
Helping out with many aspects of administration, Lea ensures all clients and staff are well taken care of. Lea has ten years of working in accounts based roles in both New Zealand and London, as well as 2 years experience working in the accounting industry.
Helping our clients with everything from payroll and bookkeeping Lea is also the smiley face you’ll see at reception when you come to our office.
A local from a family farm south of Timaru, Lea enjoys spending her spare time gardening, walking her dog and spending time with her young daughter.