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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

David Steele


Paul Wilson


Hollie West


Our Accountants

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


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.

Little known fact

I have 42 first cousins.

EMAIL Kayla kayla@dpa.co.nz


Kelsey looks after all of our company administration including set ups, wind ups and ensuring compliance.

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

Variety is the spice of life, so as well as the above, Kelsey is our newest recruit to 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 working with, and 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


Megan has a degree in Sport & Exercise Science and Psychology but when DPA offered her a position within the firm, she couldn’t say no and was keen to broaden her horizons with a complete change of scenery in accounting.

She is one of our certified Xero experts and it will be Megan that you talk to if you have any queries or if you require training on the product.

Megan keeps herself busy out of the office by helping out, and sometimes competing in, local events around Taupo. She’s also a member of the “Adopt a Grandparent” initiative.

Part time – Tuesday 9-2pm 

Favourite Quote

Don't worry about failures, worry about the chances you might miss if you don't even try.

~ Jack Canfield

EMAIL Megan megan@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 Angela and Lance’s 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 various Pink Breakfasts throughout 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 David, Paul, Angela and Hollie 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.

An MYOB Banklink, and Cash Manager Rural guru, Sarah is our go to lady for any queries you may have.

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 raising her two girls, 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

Wendy is the gate keeper of the Trust Account and the Client Investment Scheme and ensures all of the AML requirements are being met – which is a full time job in itself! Nothing goes through those accounts without her say so and sign-off and she runs a pretty tight ship!

Completing Annual Financial Accounts to audit standard for all of our Maori Trusts, you wouldn’t be wrong for thinking that detail is Wendy’s strongest attribute.

Favourite Quote

Life is short, take the trip, buy the shoes, eat the cake.

~ Unknown

EMAIL Wendy wendy@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 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 is Angela and Lance’s EA and is exceptional at anticipating their needs before they even realise they need them. She also assists Mandy to ensure that the office is running smoothly and the staff have everything they need.

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

Not only does Mandy look after the general running of the office, she is also our whiz on all things regarding “employers” from PAYE to contracts and ACC to payroll packages.

One of her virtues is her patience and that’s why we send her out to help anyone in need of training in MYOB accounting packages – you can bet that when she’s finished with you not only will MYOB be a breeze you will have also gained a new friend.  Our resident software guru, Mandy is also Xero certified.

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.

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


It’s Nicki’s face you see, and the lovely Welsh accent you hear, when you either visit or call the office. As well as keeping our first impressions at top notch level, Nicki is responsible for our Banklink administration and company annual returns.

As well as the above, Nicki’s coffee making skills aren’t all that bad either – so make sure you enjoy a brew when you are next in.

Favourite Quote

Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.

EMAIL Nicola nicola@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.

Part time hours: Mon, Tue, Thurs and Fri – 8:30am to 3 pm.

Favourite Quote

If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.

~ Mark Twain

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