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Meet the Team

 

 

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 David Bailey

David was born in Preston, England and came to New Zealand with his parents at the age of seven. David was educated at Kio Kio School and Otorohanga College where he was Dux and Head Boy.

On leaving school he worked for a local accounting firm Goodley & Lowenthal before travelling to Australia. In Sydney he worked for PWC for three years on special assignments throughout the Pacific.

On his return to New Zealand he formed the accountancy firm which practices today.

His special interests include farming, logistics and all medium sized businesses. David has a wide experience in Family Trust administration, Estate matters and Succession Planning.

Outside of work his interests include farming, all sports, having represented Waikato at Soccer at all levels and captained Midlands Cricket including their first outright win over Hamilton Representatives. He enjoys all sports and played junior and senior rugby for Otorohanga Golds. He is a life member of Otorohanga Football Club.

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 Robert Ingham 

Robert was educated at Otorohanga College and then completed a four year Bachelor of Management Degree Majoring in Accounting at Waikato University. Robert commenced working in his University holidays for David Bailey and on completion of his degree worked full time becoming a partner in 1989.

Robert is a keen sportsman and has played competitive tennis and soccer throughout his life. Unfortunately injuries have curtailed any prospect of being a professional sportsman (along with not being good enough). Out of work Robert enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and watching sport.

Robert is married to Kim with two children – Cayley and Karn.

Helping clients to achieve their financial goals is one of Robert's passions. He has a great deal of experience working with an extensive range of businesses throughout his accounting career. Robert believes giving back to the community is a vital part of business success.

 

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 Cheyne Waldron

Cheyne is a King Country local attending Piopio Primary, Piopio College and Otorohanga College. He joined the firm in 1992 fresh out of school. Cheyne worked part time for Bailey Ingham whilst attending Waikato University from 1993 to 1996 and completed Bachelor of Management Studies Degree in April 1997. Cheyne then qualified as a Chartered Accountant in February 1998 and was one of the youngest people ever to qualify as a Chartered Accountant at that time. Cheyne gained a Certificate of Public Practice and became a partner of the firm in 2005.

Cheyne is passionate about assisting clients to grow and succeed with their business – no matter how big or small the businesses may be. He particularly enjoys working with clients in the rural and small to medium sized business sectors. Cheyne's specialities are agricultural businesses, trusts, companies and business and farm succession.

Cheyne has three children – Alyssa, Brianna and Jacob who attend Otorohanga College and Kio Kio School.

He enjoys all sports, particularly football, rugby and cricket where he is involved on a number of boards and in coaching at junior level.

 

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 Layne Kerr

Layne (Chip) was born and raised on a dairy farm at Ngahape (half way between Otorohanga and Te Awamutu). Layne attended Kihikihi Primary School, Te Awamutu Intermediate and Te Awamutu College before attending the University of Waikato and gaining a Business Management Studies degree.

Layne currently lives in Pirongia – he used to live in Otorohanga until he moved his house with him to his current address. Layne is very active in the Pirongia community having played rugby for the Pirongia Mountain Men for 20 years! He is involved in the running of the rugby club and sports complex, and also helps with touch, volleyball, junior athletics and the Boxing Day Races.

Layne has worked at Bailey Ingham for 21 years and has a vast array of clients from business to farmers. Layne has been an associate for a number of years and is looking forward to becoming one of the firms three new directors.

 

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 Bridget Boshier

 

Bridget is one of the three new directors at Bailey Ingham after previously being an associate of the firm. Her relationship with them began in 1985 when she completed a week's work experience with them while in the 7th form at Te Kuiti High School. She started full time once she completed her studies, and has been with them ever since, apart from a two year stint in the UK where she spent most of her time working for Reuters in London.

She has been grateful to Bailey Ingham for being able to work part-time for a number of years while she raised her now teenagers, Jackson and Olivia. Over this period of nearly 30 years, she has witnessed many changes at Bailey Ingham. When she first worked there, they had one partner and four staff, working out of small offices at the south end of Maniapoto Street.

Because of her long standing service at Bailey Ingham she has also developed close working relationships with her clients. Her work not only includes compliance work but also one off projects and management reporting. She manages a team of employees, overseeing their work and mentoring their development. Bridget also enjoys working with other staff at Bailey Ingham, a large number of whom have also worked for many years at the firm and have become friends.

Bridget has also been actively involved in school and other community organisations.

 

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Kelly Bair

Having grown up on her parents dairy farm in Maihiihi, new director Kelly Bair has over 25 years experience with Bailey Ingham. Kelly attended Otorohanga College and then completed her First Class Honours Degree at the University of Waikato, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2003.

Kelly works with a highly diverse client base, and remains passionate about supporting both rural sector clients and businesses. She enjoys helping clients achieve their goals and effectively navigate the many challenges presented by today’s business environment. Kelly is presently based primarily out of our Te Awamutu Office but available to see clients at any of our offices or their place of business.

Kelly lives in the Te Awamutu area with her husband and three children. Her hobbies include fitness, fashion, netball and spending time with her family.

 

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 Jayne Adams

Jayne started working for the firm in 2006 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2007. She has been an Associate Director for the past two years.

She has managed the Bailey Ingham Taumarunui office since 2007 and usually works from that office every Wednesday. Jayne’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Business Majoring in Accounting, Associate Diploma in Agriculture and a Bachelor of Applied Science Majoring in Information Systems and Technology. She enjoys direct contact and involvement with clients and their business and assisting them to manage and develop their businesses.

Jayne and her husband Chris live on a sheep and beef farm south of Te Kuiti where they raised their family of four daughters. In her spare time she enjoys helping on the farm, gardening, walking and reading. Jayne is a keen walker and has completed the Hawkes Bay Marathon plus several half marathons.

 

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 Tracey Hall

Tracey grew up in a dairy farming family in Otorohanga where she attended Otewa Primary School and then Otorohanga College. She completed her Bachelor of Management Studies Degree at The University of Waikato and started working at Bailey Ingham Limited in 2001 immediately after finishing her degree. She went on to further her study and gained admission to The Institute of Chartered Accountants in 2004 at the age of 25.

Tracey manages a team of staff at Bailey Ingham and enjoys helping them to learn new skills and further their knowledge. She has a wide range of clients from dry stock and dairy farmers to various business and investment clients and enjoys the challenges that each business provides. Tracey enjoys working closely with her clients by providing them the best service and helping them to achieve their financial goals.

Tracey lives in Pirongia with her husband and 2 boys aged 8 & 10. In her spare time she enjoys participating in a range of fitness activities, particularly mountain biking with the family and discovering the many river rides and mountain tracks around the Waikato. She also enjoys keeping up with different sports especially the V8 motor racing and in particular Scott McLaughlin from the Shell V Power Racing Team. Tracey was appointed as an Associate Director in September 2019.

 

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 Michael Crook

Michael Crook, married to Robyn with two teenage children, Sam and Molly. Michael grew up on dairy farms around the Otorohanga area and attended schooling at local primary and secondary schools. Michael is an Associate Chartered Accountant. His qualifications include Open Polytechnic Diploma in Accounting and New Zealand Diploma in Business. Michael has been with Bailey Ingham for 12 years. He specialises in farm and business accounting, school reporting, BankLink and ICT. Michael has a background in the telecommunications industry. Michael is on the Otorohanga College Board of Trustees and a treasurer for Special Olympics Te Awamutu. Outside of work he enjoys American Muscle Cars and Hot Rods. He pursues excellence in supporting clients in business and continues his personal professional development. 

 

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 Vanessa Neustroski

Vanessa is a CA who joined the team in February 2013. She is a local girl who moved to Hamilton to complete a Bachelor of Business at WINTEC. After completing her degree, Vanessa remained in Hamilton where she gained her Chartered Accountancy qualification while working at John Barraclough & Assoc Ltd. Vanessa then went overseas on a two year OE to the UK before returning home to Otorohanga, eventually basing herself in Te Awamutu. In her spare time Vanessa is a sports fanatic who actively participates in netball and running. Vanessa is a team leader at Bailey Ingham and has an excellent all round knowledge of accounting and business.

 

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 Jenny Martin

Jenny is from Taranaki and attended Waikato University. She completed a Bachelor of Science in November 2007 and started at Bailey Ingham straight after her last exam. She completed the requirements for Accounting Technician for NZICA while working through the Open Polytechnic. After a short break to build her house, Jenny is now finishing off a Bachelor of Business to qualify as a Chartered Accountant. Jenny works with a vast array of rural and business clients at Bailey Ingham and would be happy to meet with you to discuss any accounting queries you may have. In her spare time Jenny enjoys bush walks on lower Pirongia Mountain where she current resides with her husband. Jenny enjoys arts and crafts and regularly attends craft shows and retreats.

  

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Carolyn Dew

Carolyn was born and raised in Te Awamutu and continues to reside there with her two sons.

Carolyn is Manager of our Te Awamutu Office and has worked for Bailey Ingham since 1997. She is a qualified Associate Chartered Accountant.

Bailey Ingham takes pride in providing professional advice, quality accounting and taxation services to business and rural clients. Carolyn has a strong work ethic and enjoys working closely with clients and providing them with a friendly professional service and continued support. Having that personal connection with clients allows her to deliver an exceptional standard of service.

Carolyn acknowledges the support she has received from Bailey Ingham Ltd as her two sons have grown up in allowing her to maintain an appropriate work life balance.

She enjoys being actively involved in all activities and community organisations that her children are involved in and also enjoys supporting the wider community where possible.

Carolyn looks forward to assisting you with all your accountancy and taxation needs and welcomes the opportunity to assist businesses and farmers as required.

 

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Shellee Hazledon

I was raised in the Bay of Plenty, moving to Te Kuiti at the age of 13 and finishing school at Te Kuiti High School.

I have been at Bailey Ingham for 16 years (this March) after starting as a receptionist in 1999. I studied part time for 7 years while working at Bailey Ingham and qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant in 2007. I am hugely grateful for the support received from Bailey Ingham while completing my studies, and more recently for allowing a great work/life balance while raising my family.

I have a wide range of farming and business clients, and enjoy the challenges provided on a day to day basis. I enjoy our friendly relaxed work atmosphere, and have made many lifelong friends over the years.

Outside of work, I am kept busy with 2 very active young boys and love spending time with family and friends. 

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Rebecca Lynch

Rebecca grew up in Te Awamutu. After completing high school she worked at a local Chartered Accounting practice while studying part time. In 2000 Rebecca left on an OE to Ireland where she worked as a Credit Controller for a short period.  

Rebecca graduated with a Bachelor of Business Degree from Wintec in 2005 and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2008.

In 2006 Rebecca joined Bailey Ingham when she left her accounting role in Hamilton to be with her husband Daniel who manages the family dairy farm in Te Kuiti.  

Rebecca is experienced in all areas of accounting, particularly farming, small business, schools, companies, trusts and partnerships. She enjoys working closely with her clients to help them achieve their financial goals.

Rebecca enjoys most sporting activities and has participated in Swimming, Netball, Cycling, Squash, Running, and Badminton over the years. 

Since 2012 Rebecca has worked part time while raising their son Evan.

 

 

Jessica Quirk

Jessica attended Otorohanga College, before starting her Bachelor of Business Analysis at the University of Waikato in 2009. It was while she was studying that she began working part time at Bailey Ingham and eventually became full time in 2012. In October 2018, Jessica was admitted full membership as a qualified Chartered Accountant and is currently undertaking further studies to train as a registered Financial Adviser.

Jess is passionate and hardworking who strives to provide the best service for her portfolio of clients, ranging from farmers to property traders. She’s focused on assisting with goal setting and targets to aide in business growth, complying with filing requirements and liaising with key stakeholders to ensure the client gets the best service.

Jess has a keen interest in all things business, with interests in accounting, business analysis, share trading and property investment and prides herself in being an excellent communicator and listener who has empathy and understanding for client’s requirements.

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 Cathrine Hurley

 

I attended New Plymouth Girls High School, then went on to study at Lincoln University in 2014 and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Agriculture and Accounting.

I grew up on my parent’s calf rearing and beef farm in Te Kuiti. I have also worked on dairy and sheep and beef farms during my University holidays. I pride myself on my knowledge of farming that I have acquired from my parents, work experience and university study. I also began working part time at Bailey Ingham before my last year of university then went full time in November 2017 once finishing my degree. I started my Chartered Accountants study in June 2018 and hope to be admitted full membership as a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2021 once finishing my final paper in September 2020.

I enjoy working hard to support the needs of my clients and ensure they receive a friendly and efficient service. My client base ranges from various types of farmers to small to medium sized businesses. I am focused on building my accounting knowledge in all aspects to provide clients with the best service.

I am very passionate about horse riding and being involved in the King Country Hunt Inc as a committee member and participant of the sport. I also enjoy many other sporting activities and actively run and have competed in several half marathons.

 

  

Ashley Shrubsall

Ashley began working for Bailey Ingham in 2015 after finishing High School at New Plymouth Girls’. While working, she completed a Bachelor of Accountancy in 2018 through Massey University and is now completing her final semester of study towards her Chartered Accountant Qualification. She will graduate with full membership in 2021. Ashley is hugely grateful for the support she has received from Bailey Ingham while completing these qualifications.

Ashley grew up on a Sheep and Beef farm near Taumarunui where she gained a lot of her farming knowledge. She enjoys the variety of clients from farming through to a wide range of businesses. Ashley is passionate about all things accounting and strives to give her clients the best possible service.

Outside of work and study, Ashley is on the Committee for the Districts Rugby Club and a Swim Coach for the Taumarunui Swimming Club. She enjoys keeping fit, competing in Triathlons and going hunting.

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