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Our Experts

Our people are one of things that set us apart from the rest.

Our team are committed to helping you achieve your business goals whilst giving you professional advice in a personable and friendly manner. Some of us have been with the firm since inception, so we like to think that DPA must be a pretty good place to work.


Our Directors

Angela Clark

AT (Fellow)

David Steele


Paul Wilson


Hollie West


Our Number Experts


Working for DPA back in 2010, Andie found her niche and started studying towards her Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in Accounting.   After having her two children, Andie and her husband Marcus made the move to Masterton in 2015 for Marcus’ work in the livestock industry.

That could have been the end of the DPA and Andie love story, but we know a good thing when we find it, and after Andie successfully completed her qualification (and now studying towards her CA) as well as gaining some fantastic local experience in another CA firm in Masterton, she now heads up our Masterton office.

Andie has worked with clients across a broad sector of industries from entertainment to agriculture.  She enjoys a personable relationship with her clients and has an interactive approach utilising the latest xero systems and support  to clearly and accurately manage all your tax and accountancy needs.

Outside of the office she has her hands full wrangling her two children (and husband) and taking part in various team sports events that take her fancy – as well as the odd glass of wine when the Martinborough vineyards are calling.


CALL Andie 027 554 6463
EMAIL Andie andie@dpa.co.nz


Andrea has grown up in Taupo and started her career as an office junior, slowly making her way into the accounting industry.

She’s not only number crunching, alongside working at DPA, Andrea is completing a Post Grad course in Business Information Systems.


Favourite Quote

Don’t let the plans get in the way of the journey.

~ Iroh

CALL Andrea
EMAIL Andrea andrea@dpa.co.nz

Always looking for a challenge, Cheryll enjoys working with a varied client base at DPA.

Born and bred in Taupo, Cheryll enjoys travelling when she can, and watching the cricket… yes we can’t believe that either!


Favourite Quote

Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.

~ Forrest Gump

EMAIL Cheryll cheryll@dpa.co.nz

Georjia grew up in a small King Country town called Aria, went to high school in the Taranaki, then Hamilton for University, so it seems only natural she would settle for the idyllic lifestyle here in Taupo.

Currently studying towards her CA, Georjia works predominantly with Angela’s varied client base and her personable approach is a hit with all of her clients.

Taking advantage of Taupo’s natural surroundings, Georjia enjoys everything our town offers and she can be seen running, hiking and swimming during her down time…if you call those activities “down time” of course.


Favourite Quote

It never hurts to keep looking for sunshine.

~ Eeyore

EMAIL Georjia georjia@dpa.co.nz


Returning to Taupo after working in Australia in recruitment, project coordination and administration (as well as a wee stint in Canada), Helen has made the switch to accounting and is studying towards her CA.

Taupo is her ideal place to live as she enjoys exploring the outdoors, whether that be snowboarding, hiking or in summer, the lake!  And when the world is in a better place, she intends on doing a lot more travel!

Favourite Quote

In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.

EMAIL Helen helen@dpa.co.nz


Kayla comes from a banking background.  Another of our Generation Y members, Kayla has a broad knowledge of our popular accounting software packages and enjoys working with our tech savvy clients.

Drawing on her knowledge of accounting packages, she is our MYOB wiz and looks after anyone in need of training in MYOB accounting packages.

Out of the office, Kayla is usually sporting her active wear and taking her big fur baby for a walk.

Little known fact

I have 42 first cousins.

EMAIL Kayla kayla@dpa.co.nz

Kelsey enjoys working with a varied client base and keeping up to date with the latest software solutions available to clients.

In her spare time, Kelsey is never found sitting down, she is an active explorer of her local environment and is so sports mad she can probably tell you the score of most televised weekend games.

Favourite Quote

Happiness can be found in the darkest of places, if only one remembers to turn on the light.

~ Albus Dumbledore (JK Rowling)

EMAIL Kelsey kelsey@dpa.co.nz


Louise is South African born and made NZ her home in 2017, which means we now have Afrikaans to add to the list of languages spoken at DPA.

Working predominately for Tracey B and her client base, Lou is proficient in Xero and works with some of our larger sized clients.

In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and long romantic walks down the wine aisle at the local supermarket.

Favourite Quote

Keep it Simple!

EMAIL Louise louise@dpa.co.nz

Tina is another one of our loyal staff members, working for Paul since 1994.

She has an extensive knowledge of forestry, farming and stud businesses which makes her a favourite with these clients.

Commuting to Taupo from Rotorua each day, Tina is classed as our ‘Rotorua Office’ and enjoys being a smiling representative of DPA for a lot of our Rotorua clientele.

Guilty Pleasure

Chocolate - full fat, full cream, diet free Chocolate.

CALL Martina
EMAIL Martina martina@dpa.co.nz


Niccy started out at DPA as the beaming smile that greeted you all at reception, however after completing her bookkeepers course, she was keen to advance her career in numbers, which saw her make the move upstairs and join the accounting team.

A lover of man’s best friend, Niccy can be seen getting walked by her two dogs on a regular basis. Originally from Wales, she is our official Welsh ambassador and will be pleased to remind you about how Wales reached number 1 in the World Rugby Rankings in August 2019.

Favourite Quote

Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.

EMAIL Nicola nicola@dpa.co.nz

Nicole is another one of our Taupo “born and breeds”.  After completing university in Christchurch, Nicole stayed down south and gained experience at another Chartered Accounting firm.  She moonlighted at DPA for 3 months before she headed to Canada for two years on her OE where she made the most of the country’s untouched wild surroundings.

We must have done something right, as she has returned to DPA to take up permanent residence where she manages her own client base.

A lover of the great outdoors, Nicole can be found exploring her local surroundings or travelling when she gets a chance.  That, along with some good food and wine, makes Nicole one happy lady.

Favourite Quote

Be who you are and say what you mean because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.

~ Dr Suess

CALL Nicole 027 426 1990
EMAIL Nicole nicole@dpa.co.nz

Sarah started working with Angela as a junior clerk in 1993, and has continued to work with the team ever since – so you can be sure she knows our business inside and out.

An Associate at DPA with a particular interest in primary producers, Sarah works with a wide range of clients from many different industries, including farming, retail, service industries, education institutions and health providers.

Always interested in accounting software that can help make our clients life a bit easier, Sarah has particular experience with MYOB Banklink, Cash Manager Rural and Figured.

Sarah’s optimistic nature makes her a hit with everyone she meets – try and catch Sarah in a bad mood – we bet you won’t!

Favourite Quote

Age only matters if you are cheese.

~ Unknown

CALL Sarah 07 376 0390
EMAIL Sarah sarah@dpa.co.nz

Shania is Taupo born and bred and after a brief stint away for university she couldn’t resist returning to the lake and the mountains which she loves to take advantage of at any chance she can get.

Working with a varied client base, Shania’s niche is working with our forestry clients and she enjoys getting amongst it onsite at any chance she can get.

Typical of a Gen Z lady, you can bet she is up to date with all the latest technology that helps our clients run their business better.

Favourite Quote

Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no-one alive who is youer than you.

~ Dr Suess

EMAIL Shania shania@dpa.co.nz


Susan has worked for Paul since “Love is all Around” was number 1 on the NZ charts and continues to work for him with a smile on her face.

Her personable approach helps her relate to her clients over a variety of industries.

As a keen supporter of her local community, Susan is Treasurer for the Taupo Society of Ballet & Dance committee.

When Susan has spare time, in between the above and being a mum, Susan indulges her three favourite pastimes, baking, exercising (which cancels out the baking) and gardening.

Favourite Quote

You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough

~ Mae West

EMAIL Susan susan@dpa.co.nz

Our Admin Experts

Eliza is the friendly face who will greet you when you visit the office, and the voice you hear when you call.

Currently studying a Bachelor of Business (Accounting), Eliza is enjoying working in the heart of our business and the varied responsibility that comes with the role.

Outside of life at DPA, Eliza competes in equestrian events so free time is not something she has a lot of these days – but she wouldn’t have it any other way!

And also worth a mention is Jura, who sits in reception with Eliza.  Jura’s sole purpose is to make excellent coffee for our clients …. not just our coffee machine, Jura is one of the most celebrated “members” of the team at DPA – so make sure you grab one during your next visit to the office.



Favourite Quote

One of our greatest freedoms is how we react to things

~ Charlie Macksey

EMAIL Eliza eliza@dpa.co.nz

Jade looks after the planning of our events and seminars as well as all of our marketing and sponsorship.   Looking after tax and company administration is also on her list of things to do.

As part of the Talent Management team, Jade supports David, and together they work tirelessly for their clients ensuring their professional (and general life) requirements are all taken care of.

Outside of DPA work, she does more even work running a local flooring company with her husband Darrell.

And after all the work is done, she likes to spend time with her two children and always makes sure she finds time to eat great food and drink even better wine.



Guilty Pleasure

Champagne. And more Champagne.

CALL Jade 021 248 5248
EMAIL Jade jade@dpa.co.nz

Kim supports Angela and her client base, managing the day to day admin and co-ordination of any client requests that come through.  She also assists Mandy to ensure that the office is running smoothly and the staff have everything they need.

Acting as Secretary for our Maori Trust clients, Kim enjoys the daily interaction with the Trustees and the many beneficiaries of the Trusts.

Proficient in Xero payroll, Kim works with a number of clients helping them with their regular payroll.

A lover of animals, Kim is a trained vet nurse, and it’s not uncommon to see her talking and playing with any dog in her vicinity.



Favourite Quote

If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.

~ Dr. Seuss

EMAIL Kim kim@dpa.co.nz

Mandy heads up the admin team and looks after the general running of the office, as well as she is also our whiz on all things regarding “employers” from PAYE to contracts and ACC to payroll packages.

Not one to be kept idle, Mandy looks after our Trust Account and the Client Investment Scheme as well as ensures all of the AML requirements are being met – which is a full time job in itself!

Many of you may recognise Mandy as the creator of fabulous cakes, a keen cake decorator, Mandy keeps us amazed all through the year with her delicious creations throughout the year.

Favourite Quote

The only way to do great work is to love what you do.

EMAIL Mandy mandy@dpa.co.nz

Being a Gen-Z lady, it is little wonder that Paris is involved with ensuring all the technology in the office is working as it should as well as coordinating our Zoom meetings.

Assisting mostly Mandy in the office, Paris looks after our accounts payable whilst lending a helping hand to the rest of our staff when needed.

Out and about, Paris loves to ski in the Winter and hang out on the lake in Summer, and in between those times enjoys keeping our local bars in business with her friends.

Favourite Quote

People who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full are missing the point......the glass is refillable!

EMAIL Paris paris@dpa.co.nz

Bex is currently in training to take over Kim’s role whilst Kim takes parental leave. 

Bex supports Angela and her client base, managing the day to day admin and co-ordination of any client requests that come through.  She also assists Mandy to ensure that the office is running smoothly and the staff have everything they need.

Acting as Secretary for our Maori Trust clients, Bex enjoys the daily interaction with the Trustees and the many beneficiaries of the Trusts.

Outside of DPA, Bex can be found making most of what Taupo has to offer with skiing and snowboarding on Ruapehu in the Winter and out on the trails hiking and mountain biking in the Summer.

Favourite Quote

There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.

~ Alfred Wainwright

EMAIL Rebecca rebecca@dpa.co.nz


Tracey has seen it all at DPA and has guided the business through the uses of fax machines to Cloud based technology.  She is an integral part of all transitions with new software that we use at DPA, as well as special projects that we undertake.

Even when it’s operator error at fault, Tracey manages our battles with technology with a witty joke and a smile on her face.


Favourite Quote

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.

~ Benjamin Franklin

EMAIL Tracey tracey@dpa.co.nz