Meet our Leadership Team

Steve Graves
Steve GravesChief Executive
DDI 04 280 6737
Steve’s focus is on helping businesses grow and develop; future-proofing them for the challenges ahead. What works for business today will be quite different in 18 months’ time, and obsolete in 5 years. Steve works closely with clients to provide timely advice to help them grow and he is regularly called upon as another set of ears and eyes.

Steve is also the CEO for Kendons, responsible for our team and client delivery.

Steve’s areas of expertise are:

  • Accounting and tax compliance
  • Business structures
  • Business valuation
  • Business strategy
  • Business process improvement
  • Secretarial support
Pat Sheehan
Pat SheehanDirector
DDI 04 280 6736
Pat enjoys getting to know clients and working closely with them to achieve their financial objectives. Clients comprise many different forms, ranging from individuals, family trusts and charitable organisations, through to larger corporates and everything in between. As their trusted business advisor, Pat makes sure they are on track concerning tax obligations and are focused on their business strategy. Clients value honesty and the direct approach with the hard questions being asked when they need to be.

In conjunction with Michael, Pat leads our assurance practice, which provides audit and other assurance services to a wide variety of clients. Audit services play a vital role in the community, and with the right audit approach provide added value to clients.

Pat’s areas of expertise are:

  • Accounting and tax compliance
  • Business structures
  • Audit and assurance
  • Business strategy
  • Business process improvement
  • Secretarial administration
Michael Markham
Michael MarkhamDirector
DDI 04 550 4067
Michael’s passion lies in working with people to help them achieve their goals and put to bed the problems that keep them awake at night. He believes strongly in embracing cloud technology and heads up our Xero practice; working closely with a team of Xero gurus and clients all over the country.

Along with Pat, Michael leads our assurance practice, which provides audit and other assurance services to a wide variety of clients. He takes a pragmatic, hands on approach, helping clients to understand the benefits of an audit and how they can make the most of a sometimes daunting process.

Michael’s areas of expertise are:

  • Accounting and business technology
  • Accounting software
  • Accounting and tax compliance
  • Business structures
  • Audit and assurance
  • Business valuation
  • Business strategy
  • Business process improvement.
Brian Mansfield
Brian MansfieldDirector
DDI 04 280 6735
Brian has a focus on working with clients to ensure that their business and tax affairs are taken care of. With a tax focus, he works closely with clients and the wider Kendons team to make sure clients are up-to-date with their tax strategy. Whether it’s a complex transaction occurring, or clients simply wanting the best advice on tax matters, Brian’s goal is to provide it in a clear, concise form that is easily understood by all.

Brian’s areas of expertise are:

  • Accounting and business technology
  • Accounting and tax compliance
  • Specialist tax advice and opinions
  • Business structures.
Christine de Lee
Christine de LeeConsultant
DDI 04 280 6733
Author, speaker and consultant. Christine de Lee graduated from the University of Nottingham (UK) in 1976. Now a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand. Christine helps business owners get their business ‘Bullet proof’ and ready for sale.
Jamie Weddell
Jamie WeddellAssociate Director
DDI 04 280 6730
Jamie loves working with clients and using her experience as a Chartered Accountant and as our Xero guru to improve the way clients deal with their accounts. With a number of years working in the business world, she’s able to help clients with all sorts of accounting queries and believes in having your accounts work for you, so that you can spend more time on the key aspects of your business.

Jamie also manages our team of Xero experts and is passionate about the tech side of business and accounting.

When she’s not busy in the office, you’ll find Jamie somewhere in the outdoors, running, tramping or at another adventurous event.

Liz Eveleigh
Liz EveleighPractice Manager
DDI 04 550 4066
Sue WyldeConsultant
DDI 04 280 6734
Having worked with business for over 30 years and been a chartered accountant since 1987, Sue is our problem solver. Sue has an eye for the detail and regularly finds opportunities hidden in the numbers. Sue’s ability to get systems and procedures in place transform disorganisation into order. The systematic approach is ideal for business owners wanting to sell their business or free themselves from working ‘IN’ the business.

Meet our Team Leaders and Client Managers

Anne Hilligan
Anne HilliganWorkflow Manager
DDI 04 280 6780
Alastair Lloyd
Alastair LloydTeam Leader
DDI 04 280 6782
Chih-Pei Coombes
Chih-Pei CoombesTeam Leader
DDI 04 280 6781
Dylan Stewart
Dylan StewartTeam Leader
DDI 04 280 6785
Jackie Morris
Jackie MorrisTeam Leader
DDI 04 280 6748
Kathy Bryant
Kathy BryantTeam Leader
DDI 04 280 6753

What Client’s Say

From reception through to the accountants we could not speak more highly of the Kendons team. They are readily available at all times and most importantly understand our business and work with us for the best outcome.

Don Torrington, Contour Asphalts
The Kendons influence was very prominent – they had already been my accountant for 20 years and came up with the name MADINZ – Made And Designed In New Zealand – who said accountants are not creative!
Sue Cooper, MADINZ
I was introduced to Kendons at a time when I needed real advice on strategy & help & guidance in making intelligent business decisions. I had previously needed to outsource this.
Kendons did the financials but also added the support & hands-on, logical, considered, achievable advice. I felt supported for the first time in a long time.
Moira Gaffney , Regional Wines & Spirits
I feel Kendons take the time to get to understand our business and to understand our people. Therefore, they are head and shoulders above other advisors as they are able to offer tailored advice that adds real value to our business.
Andre Cribb , Pertronic Industries Ltd
Kendons are up there if not at the top. On a scale of 1 to 10 10 been outstanding. Kendons rate 10+. If you want an Accountant who would go to the moon and back with you, then Kendons is your accountant.
Matthew Barton
My advice is , if you want an accountant that helps you along the way and is not just looking at numbers but explaining in plain english what is important and how to improve business performance, don’t wait, make the change. It can save you a lot of time and money.
Hartmut Reichelt , Architectural Roof & Façade Innovations Ltd
It was very easy to change to Kendons. I like their values and modern, partnering approach. This contrasted sharply with previous auditors who did not provide support to implement the necessary changes. The partners are always available and return my calls immediately. We have a friendly relationship and I feel the charging is most reasonable for the work completed.
Patrick Butterworth, The Interchurch Council for Hospital Chaplaincy