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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 Accountants


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.  At DPA she assists Paul Wilson with his client base.

Outside of work, she keeps herself busy studying extramurally and is the Treasurer of the New Zealand Superkart Club, and when time permits, she enjoys one of the reasons she has never left Taupo – the great outdoors!

Favourite Quote

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

~ Iroh

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


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 is currently studying towards a Graduate Diploma in Professional Accounting, she is Xero certified and continues to keep herself updated with the software.

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 021 229 9826
EMAIL Martina martina@dpa.co.nz


Nicola (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

EMAIL Nicole nicole@dpa.co.nz

Pip is another one of our staff members that did a complete 180 career wise – more proof that accounting is not as boring as it’s made out to be!

A qualified teacher, Pip took the opportunity to change careers and train as an accounting clerk some years ago and hasn’t looked back since.

Working with a varied client base has given Pip a stimulating and challenging work environment which is what she thrives on.

Pip’s positivity is infectious and, as an avid supporter of the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation, it is Pip that organises the annual Pink Breakfast during the year.

Favourite Quote

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So, throw off the bowlines... Sail away from the safe harbour... Catch the trade winds in your sails... Explore. Dream. Discover.

~ Mark Twain

EMAIL Pip pip@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


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


Tracey is an Associate at DPA and nothing leaves this office without her OK, as our reporting standards expert, this woman is quality control at its finest! Tracey is key to ensuring DPA remains efficient and she is always looking at ways we can improve.

With her own client base and a specialty in large company accounting (IFRS), she has a particular interest in working with clients to ensure they have the best financial systems in place to manage their businesses. She is proficient in Xero and Xero Payroll, and enjoys ensuring clients get what their business needs to run smoothly.

It’s not all work and no play for Tracey, when she is not in the office she can be found running around on the tennis court, mountain biking and spending time with her family.

Favourite Quote

Follow your heart but take your brain with you.

~ Alfred Adler

EMAIL Tracey traceyb@dpa.co.nz

Our Admin Team

Jade looks after the planning of our events and seminars as well as all of our marketing and sponsorship as well as tax and company administration.

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.




Favourite Quote

I will never be the woman with the perfect hair or who can wear white and not spill on it.

~ Carrie Bradshaw

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


Leanne leads our bookkeeping department and offers services including wages and paying creditors for clients.

In her spare time, Leanne likes to hit a ball around the tennis court, enjoys a good book, and now she has learnt to ski – try and keep her off the mountain!

Favourite Quote

All I am after, is a life full of laughter.

~ Daughtry

EMAIL Leanne leanne@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.

CALL Mandy 021 301 966
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 co-ordinating 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.


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


It’s the lovely Rebecca (Bex) that you will see and hear when you phone or visit the office. As well as keeping our first impressions at top notch level, Bex is responsible for all manner of things including ensuring all the tax returns are e-filed, booking courses so our staff are up to date with training and company annual returns.

With the help of her trusty sidekick, Luna (our amazing Coffee Machine), Bex will ensure you are well looked after in the reception area.

In the real world, 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

CALL Tracey 021 863 466
EMAIL Tracey tracey@dpa.co.nz