Geoff leads the New Zealand Tax practice and is responsible for the revenue, growth, training and development of the New Zealand Tax Practice. He is a member of the New Zealand Executive Committee.
Geoff has over 25 years’ tax experience advising multi-national groups and New Zealand based corporates on a wide range of taxation matters. Geoff has, for many years, advised financial services organisations including life companies, asset managers, superannuation funds and general insurers. He has considerable experience in dealing with the Inland Revenue Department at an operational and policy level and in various roles has been involved in the tax legislative process through submissions, presentations to IRD and Treasury and Select Committees. Geoff has been involved in advising and assisting on numerous investment projects both in New Zealand and offshore, restructurings of corporate groups and the divestment of businesses through share and asset sales.
Geoff is currently Deputy Chair of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Tax Advisory Group. Geoff has a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) from the University of Otago.
Geoff is a dedicated rugby supporter from grass roots to the highest level. He has coached junior rugby for many years with the Pōneke Football Club, and is head of PFC’s junior coach advisory group and a member of the PFC Financial Sustainability Group (or “Tight 5”)..