Colin is one of seven Audit Partners. Colin has over 20 years' experience in statutory audits, limited reviews, internal audits, risk consulting, due diligence, and process and controls assurance. The bulk of Colin’s work involves assisting clients with external audit, but he also has internal audit and due diligence experience across a diverse range of sectors.
After previously spending ten years with a large international Chartered Accountancy firm Colin joined Hayes Knight Audit, a predecessor firm to RSM in 2003. He was appointed Audit Partner in 2005.
With strong management and governance skills Colin is responsible for much of the practice management of RSM. Colin also has experience providing assurance services to legal firms regarding their trust accounts and internal systems.
Colin’s experience includes audits of listed companies, foreign owned companies, large private companies, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations. Specialist industry experience has included steel manufacturing, gold exploration and mining, finance, import/export. He also has a range of different not-for-profit and charitable sector clients in health, sport, international aid, and education.
A number of Colin's clients have raised funds from the public in some manner and hence he has direct experience of the technical issues that FMC reporting entities face and the regulatory issues surrounding these. Colin is also involved in the audit of a large number of Auckland state schools on behalf of the Office of the Auditor-General.
Colin is appreciated by his clients for his friendly, pragmatic style yet still delivering a high quality technical service.
Colin graduated from the University of Waikato with a Bachelor of Management Studies. Colin is a Chartered Accountant and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ), and holds a certificate of Public Practice, necessary to issue audit opinions.
A Qualified and Licensed Auditor, Colin is also an Approved Auditor of the Office of the Auditor-General in New Zealand.
Colin is married to Michelle, with two daughters and a son in both school and university. He has a passion for good wine shared with good friends. A keen competitive squash player, Colin keeps fit by swimming regularly and fitting in the occasional game of golf.