Our Team

Mana Office

TANIA FRASER
General Manager

Tania has been with Deans & Associates since 2002, working closely with Murray Deans to help keep the Deans & Associates ship on course.

Tania is a proud Hutt Valley girl, currently living in Upper Hutt with her husband and two sons, and is an addicted Toastmaster.

Click here to contact Tania

 

GEORGE LOURANTOS
Chartered Accountant

George started with us as a graduate at the beginning of 2012 after studying at Vic Uni.

George enjoys the relationships he develops with our clients, and in particular the detailed close nature of working with sole traders. George also specialises in assisting clients with their GST preparation and investment property financial accounts. He has a keen interest in IRD debt management.

George enjoys following Formula 1, football, a good souvlaki and would one day like to go see the world.

Click here to contact George

 

GEOFF STEVENS
Taxation Sp
ecialist

Geoff worked for the Inland Revenue Department for 20 years in various offices before seeing the light and joining Deans over 16 years ago.

His main functions here are liaison with the Inland Revenue Department and offering specialised tax advice.

He has a keen interest in gold mining and whitebaiting.

Click here to contact Geoff

 

LEE SHIPPAM
Senior Client Manager

Lee began working at Deans & Associates in 2010. She has over 15 years experience working in Chartered Accountancy firms.

This experience has brought her a vast range of knowledge including GST preparation, working with MYOB, and tax planning. Lee can assist with our clients forecasting and budgeting needs, which goes hand in hand with assisting in refinancing.

When not in the office, Lee enjoys spending time with her family and going to the gym.

Click here to contact Lee

 

STUART DURSTON
Client Manager

Stuart joined the Deans Team in April 2015, having graduated from Victoria University.  He enjoys working with clients on their day to day needs as well as assisting with queries and building working relationships.

Stuart is just in the process of completing his Chartered Accountancy studies.  He is a Scout Leader for the 1st Titahi Bay Scout Troop and enjoys helping others. He also has a keen interest in playing hockey and going to the gym.

Click here to contact Stuart

 

ELEANOR FAIRHALL
Client Services Administrator

Eleanor began working at Deans & Associates in 2010.

She is the friendly voice on the phone and the smiling face at the front desk who most of our clients have come to know well.

Eleanor has worked in an admin role for accountants for over 23 years. She lives on the Kapiti Coast with her husband Andy and enjoys spending time with her 2 grandsons.

Click here to contact Eleanor

Kapiti Office

CAINE MCKNIGHT
Chartered Accountant

Caine grew up on the hard streets of Levin before moving to Wellington to complete the remainder of his school days at Wellington Boys College. Caine completed his studies at Victoria University where he Graduated with a BCA.  He enjoys playing rugby and going to the gym whilst not in the office.
Click here to contact Caine

 

SAMANTHA WRIGHT
Senior Client Manager

Samantha has certainly served more than a life sentence at Deans & Associates now. Starting as the receptionist and working her way up to Senior Client Manager over the course of eight years. Sam lives in Raumati Beach, has 2 very energetic young daughters, and loves spending time with friends & family.
Click here to contact Samantha

 

CLIVE BRUGH
Senior Client Manager (ACA)

Clive joined Deans & Associates in Kapiti from Temperton and Associates, where he had been working for six years. Clive has done a few things over the years other than Chartered Accountancy. He graduated with an Accountancy Degree from Massey in 1999 and thereafter while flogging life insurance and mortgages with AMP Financial Services, managed to complete a Graduate Diploma in Personal Financial Planning, following this up with an ACA cherry on the cake.

He enjoys the challenge of helping clients with many of their business opportunities or problems and when time allows, can be found at client premises, chewing the fat. 

Clive lives with his partner Michelle and have three children. He commutes to / from work on a mountain bike,  running the gauntlet of the busy Kapiti roads. Friday after work, he rides up the Akatarawa’s for a bit of a blow-out, which is followed by a few beers after arriving home. The family don’t expect anything intelligent from Clive from 6.30pm onwards.

Clive plays inter club Squash for Waikanae and manages the Waikanae premier rugby side. Consequently, Michelle runs the household and keeps most things ship shape. 

Click here to contact Clive

 

JOSH BOYACK
Client Manager

Josh started with us mid-way through 2015 after completing his degree at Victoria University finishing with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting, Commercial Law and Taxation. Josh has a rural background, where he enjoys the outdoors including motorbikes, fishing and camping.

With this rural background he has found he is able to relate to his clients which consist of having a business situated on a farm or lifestyle block, having a comprehensive knowledge of agriculture.

Josh is an all-round person as he has studied multiple areas of accounting and continuing to further his knowledge by starting his Chartered Accountancy this year, he is a person that can help your business in many different avenues.

Click here to contact Josh

 

 

  
 
spacer

 

  Admin