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Key people Nga Kaimahi

LeonLeon Wijohn  - Te Rarawa, Ngāi Tāhoe, Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa /  Partner, Deloitte Private

Leon’s interest lies in two business sectors - SME growth and Māori business development.

When working with SME businesses (small-to-medium-sized business), Leon enjoys putting in place good financial reporting systems, policies and procedures and then helping those businesses develop and grow.

Leon has a track record of helping Māori develop and prosper through innovative successful collaborations.  As Deloitte’s Māori Sector Leader, Leon is very keen to make sure that Deloitte build’s long term relationships with Māori   that result in meaningful tangible outcomes for their whanau, hapu and/or iwi.   

Leon has over 20 years accounting and business experience.  Leon is currently a director of Te Waka Pupuri Putea Limited, the commercial arm of Te Rarawa and he has held many directorships and governance roles.  Leon has had a number of change management positions including acting as CEO for the Ngati Whatua o Orakei.  

Please contact Leon on:
Telephone: 09 303 0879
Email: lwijohn@deloitte.co.nz

MarkMark Lash - Ngai Tahu  /  Partner, Taxation

Mark leads the Māori  tax advisory team for Deloitte and is involved in the delivery of tax advice to all Deloitte Māori clients.  Mark has degrees in both Law and Accountancy and over 13 years tax business experience, and over 10 years’ experience in providing tax advice to Māori organisations on settlement and post settlement structures and tax issues. Mark has been recently asked to accept an appointment to the Māori Education Trust - Finance Audit and Risk Committee and contributes to the FoMA panui on Māori tax issues and the Dominion Post on general tax issues.

Please contact Mark on:
Telephone: 04 470 3574
Email: marklash@deloitte.co.nz

MurrayMurray Patchell - Partner, Deloitte Private

Murray is based in the Rotorua office and with 36 years’ experience, has been responsible for guiding some of the most successful Maori land Trusts & Incorporations in the district.  He has a wealth of experience in farming, forestry, property, geothermal and charities sectors. 

A key focus of Murray’s approach that has proved successful is to provide the full back end support to client’s office administration to compliment the front end management support that is also regularly provided. Many clients find that outsourcing this work ensures that they only pay for what they need and they can access skill sets and resources on demand without having to carry the overheads associated with staffing. This approach has enabled Deloitte in Rotorua to develop a high level of competent service providers that are available on call for clients. It is particularly important when organisations have lean budgets and variable needs to have expertise at all levels on tap.


Please contact Murray on:
Telephone: 07 343 1053
Email: mpatchell@deloitte.co.nz 

 

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