Wayne is an Associate Director - Audit & People based in the Auckland Central office in Newmarket. Wayne specialises within the areas of Audit and HR, specifically Training, People, Development and Recruitment and holds significant experience and expertise in these areas.
He has worked in the Audit profession in Auckland for more than 25 years, for firms Deloitte, Audit NZ, CST Nexia and Hayes Knight - the last two of which were predecessor firms of what is now RSM in New Zealand.
Wayne’s audit experience has seen him provide audit, assurance and related services to a wide range of entities across the for-profit, not-for-profit, and state sectors. He is also increasingly called upon for a variety of bespoke assurance and consulting engagements which is testimony to his mix of technical skills, people skills as well as the appreciation of broader governance and other sensitivities.
A regular and passionate presenter and someone committed to the improvement of the skills of others and their organisations, Wayne is involved with many training and speaking opportunities. These are both internally within RSM as well as in a variety of external forums including national conferences for a range of entities such as the National Governance Conference, the NZ IFRS Masterclass 2016, and the CA ANZ New Zealand Audit Conference. Wayne is also passionate about sharing best practice developments and as such is recognised for his skills in the emerging area of Statements of Service Performance for Public Benefit Entities in New Zealand.
Wayne’s commitment to personal professional development of others has also seen him play a long term and very active role as a facilitator in the accountancy body’s professional qualifications programme.
For Wayne, working in Audit means that every day throws up different challenges and the chance to work with great people and help people grow and organisations thrive.
Wayne is of proud Tainui descent with his whanau’s whakapapa tracing back to the Huntly, Whaingaroa (Raglan) and Kawhia areas in the Waikato.
Wayne has played, watched, supported and coached many sports, especially cricket, rugby, league and golf. Wayne is also passionate about music and occasional Elvis impersonator. He has a wonderful wife and four children who remind him every day of what is most important in life.