“I like to find solutions to client problems that deal with the technical requirements in a practical, meaningful way.“
Director, Audit & Assurance
Richard leads William Buck’s Tauranga based specialist audit team. He has over 20 years’ experience in audit and accounting, including international audit experience.
Richard places a strong focus on establishing a transparent and open relationship with his clients and works through issues in a consultative manner. He believes clear communication is a key tool to finding resolutions.
Having spent two years at the Bay of Plenty District Health Board and eight years as Financial Controller for a privately-owned group of companies in the kiwifruit industry, Richard has extensive experience in a corporate environment, giving him a deeper understanding of the challenges his clients face.
Following major changes in Not-For-Profit sector financial reporting, Richard has established a reputation for an excellent technical understanding whilst providing support for Charities undergoing a challenging transition.
Richard is heavily involved in Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand governance and is currently one of four New Zealand councilors on the CAANZ Council. He has also facilitated Professional Accounting School workshops and been an exam marker.
Richard is also a keen sportsman, coaching local cricket and hockey teams. He is a member of the Toi Ohomai Business School Local Advisory Council and is also a director of Bay of Plenty Cricket.
- Audit and Assurance
- Financial Reporting
- Professional Service entities
- (Fellow) Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
- Bachelor of Management Services (Accounting)
- Te Ture Whenua Maori Act entities
- Health and Social Services