Our Legal & Financial Team
Our highly qualified and respected legal and financial advisors ensure we comply with established ethical, governmental and financial reporting standards. All of our operating and financial systems are managed through an interlocutory series of Standard Operating Procedures ensuring we operate to best practice quality standards.
William Buck Christmas Gouwland
Darren Wright is the lead Audit & Assurance Partner at William Buck Christmas Gouwland. With over 25 years of international and New Zealand audit experience Darren, and his team, provides audits to a wide range of not-for-profit entities, charities and trading entities.
Hilary is our "Girl Friday" who looks after our financial accounting and manages our Quality Management
Documentation System. She has also implemented Quality Management Systems in Eritrea and Nepal.
Hilary's day job is a Microscopist in the Biomedical Imaging Research Unit at the University of Auckland
Mai Chen is Managing Partner of Chen Palmer Partners, Adjunct Professor at the
University of Auckland School of Law and Director of the BNZ Board.
She is the co-founder of Cultural Bridge, a joint venture company with NZME.
In 2014, she was named a top 10 finalist for New Zealander of the Year.
John Billington QC
John has wide experience in all forms of litigation and in particular in trial work where he has acted as senior counsel in nationally significant cases. Whilst John dedicates most of his time to the law he has a background in representative golf, motor sport and is an avid sailor.
Apollo Accounting is a small boutique styled accountancy practice situated in Albany Village, Auckland
and offers the full range of accountancy services. They're big enough to offer a full range of professional
accounting services, but small enough to have hands-on working relationships with their clients.
John is an electrical engineer and lawyer and is rated as one of the best patent attorneys in the world.
He has over 30 years' experience working with iconic New Zealand companies and investors.
Chartered Accountant (ICAANZ)
Bachelor of Management Studies (University of Waikato)
Currently the CFO of Origin IT a high growth New Zealand owned disruptive IT Service Provider, where he has been for 2 years.