James started NextStep in 2001. He is a business consultant turned accountant so is interested in growing your business firstly, then getting your accounts sorted. He started life as a Park Ranger and so has worked on most tracks in the Wakatipu Basin. He spent 7 years on his O.E. working in London, Luxembourg, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, New York and Budapest in many types of accounting roles. He could not find a better place to live so returned to work for AJ Hackett for 4 years then onto Tourism Holding Limited to look after Milford Sound Red Boats, Helicopter Line, Mt. Cook Ski Planes and Treble Cone Skifield before starting NextStep.
A keen sportsman he plays cricket and hockey. Follows the All Blacks and Black Caps around the country and also Australia. When time permits can be found fly fishing, mountain biking and tramping.
He is passionate about his community and takes an active role in the Queenstown Lake Family Centre and Queenstown JazzFest as a trustee.
He is responsible for the smooth running of the firm and for ensuring that staff work to the highest standards and provide great customer service. In his 14 years in practice James has acquired a formidable range of expertise and experience. His client portfolio includes a number of major companies and professional firms whom he advises on a wide range of commercial issues.
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