Meet the Team

Claire

I graduated from Waikato University in 2000 with a BMS majoring in Accountancy. I’ve worked in accounting firms and gained commercial experience, both at home and abroad. I have wide-ranging accountancy experience, particularly in GST returns, preparing annual accounts, and monthly management reporting.

Whatever the industry, whatever the company, I’m a big believer in exceeding the expectations of the customer and being open and honest in everything that I do.

I am happily married to Ian and we have four young children. I love spending time with them and, although they drive me crazy at times, I am very proud of their caring natures and the keen interest they’re already taking in a wide variety of activities in and out of school.

claire@officeangels.co.nz

Ian

Graduating from university with a BA(Hons) in Literature in England, I quickly developed an interest in challenging the status quo to understand how processes can be done cheaper, more efficiently, and with increased simplicity.

With over 15 years of experience in documenting, analysing, measuring, and improving processes in organisations such as Vodafone, Verizon, and for DHBs and local government, this practical experience backs up my training in various lean methodologies.

I am passionate about leadership, and recognise how critical it is to set the direction of a business – strategically, behaviourally, and culturally. I’m a proud alumnus of the Institute for Strategic Leadership, a New Zealand-based, internationally acclaimed leadership development organisation.

Outside of work, I’m the President of Avenues Badminton Club in Tauranga, my enthusiasm vastly outstripping my playing ability. I’m a keen cook, time permitting, and keener eater of food, which I always make time for.

ian@officeangels.co.nz

Dawn

I came to New Zealand from South Africa in 1997 and settled in Auckland where I worked for a number of well-known companies in various roles including procurement and stock control.

In 2007 I went to Australia for a year and that stretched to five years. I looked after a variety of clients using MYOB and Quickbooks and assisted with Tax Office compliance. I returned to New Zealand and have been with Office Angels since 2012. I am certified with Xero and proficient with a number of other packages such as Infusion, MYOB, Reckon, iPayroll, Ace and IMS.

I love good food, good wine, and good company. I have travelled to various places and would someday like to do more. I have two children and two grandchildren and they are the light of my life. I enjoy bush walks but my favourite pastime is reading.

I have a very strong customer service focus and enjoy applying my varied experience in new roles and helping clients get the most out of their business. I learn something new every day and this is something I treasure.

dawn@officeangels.co.nz

Odele

I am married with two teenagers and have lived in Tauranga for most of my life. I have worked in the accountancy and administration sector most of my working life, including two years working in Australia and two years working in London while on my OE.

I completed a Bachelor of Management Degree majoring in Accounting through the University of Waikato in 2012 and have been the Accountant for Office Angels since April 2013 – and I love it!

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading a good book and spending time on the water in my kayak.

odele@officeangels.co.nz

Elizabeth

I have a strong background in banking, but in recent years I have jointly owned a successful postal business. This was a great personal experience as it developed my interpersonal skills. After the sale of the business I continued to work as an administration manager before joining Office Angels in 2007. I am experienced in running accounting software packages, accounts payable, accounts receivable, monthly reporting and payroll. I am experienced in both profit and not for profit organisations.

I like to see a job well done and I believe that the office is the engine room of a business. I really enjoy working with my clients and I like to see them succeed in their business and get value from our service.

I am married with two terrific sons. In my spare time I can often be seen wearing Lycra and riding my road bike. I have participated in the Lake Taupo challenge four times and recently I finished the 100km Flyer from Rotorua to Taupo. For me, nothing compares to rising to a challenge, that is outside my comfort zone.

elizabeth@officeangels.co.nz.