Martyn Henderson

Director, CA

Martyn Henderson joined The Business Advisory Group in 2008 as a Senior Manager. Prior to this he had worked at two large firms for over 10 years. In 2011 he was promoted to Associate Director before becoming a shareholder in 2012 and then being appointed Director in April 2015.

Martyn has worked alongside a wide range of clients and has extensive experience in providing taxation and business advice to clients across many industries.

A large part of his time is spent assisting clients with their regular reporting needs which can involve strategic planning, budgeting, monthly financial reporting, taxation and business advice. He believes that whilst getting the numbers right is important, interpreting them and allowing clients to understand them is key. Only then can clients make informed and timely business decisions.

Martyn enjoys working closely with clients and is driven by seeing them achieve their goals.

Outside of work, Martyn can generally be found either at the gym or planning his next travels.

 

Martyn Henderson
Director, CA

Email: martyn.henderson@tbag.nz
DDI: + 64 9 308 4050
Mobile: + 64 274 607 416

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Sudhir Lala

Director, CA

Sudhir started his career with Ernst & Young in Business Advisory Services working alongside Nigel and Carol for six years, gaining valuable experience assisting clients with proactive and practical business solutions. Sudhir then joined Nigel & Carol as an inaugural staff member when they formed The Business Advisory Group in 2006 .

Sudhir was promoted to Associate Director in 2011 and then as Director in April 2015.  Sudhir works with a wide range of business and professional firms helping clients achieve business success by providing practical and tailored structuring advice, and delivering tax and financial services to meet each client’s unique objectives.

He also assists a number of high net worth individuals in administering their financial affairs, preparation of financial statements and organisation of Trustee meetings.  

Outside of the office, Sudhir enjoys playing tennis and golf.

 

Sudhir Lala
Director, CA

Email: sudhir.lala@tbag.nz
DDI + 64 9 308 4055
Mobile: + 64 21 521 565

Lauren Henderson

Manager

Lauren joined The Business Advisory Group in 2011 after graduating from Otago University.  She is a full member of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Lauren has a range of experience in business advisory, financial accounting and taxation.  She has a particular interest in working with clients to develop their businesses, and enjoys assisting them with the implementation of efficient accounting systems, and dealing with complicated financial reporting and taxation issues.

Over the years Lauren has developed great working relationships with her clients.

Outside of work, Lauren enjoys shopping, playing tennis and catching up with friends and family

Lauren Henderson
Manager

Email: lauren.henderson@tbag.co.nz
DDI: + 64 9 308 4059
 

 

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Kelvin Sam

Manager

Kelvin joined The Business Advisory Group in 2014 after returning from London, where he spent four and a half years working as the Head of Finance or Finance Manager, for various organisations.  Prior to this he worked at a mid-tier accounting firm in Auckland where he attained his CA qualification.

Kelvin has worked closely with a number of our clients and has experience in a wide variety of industries.  He has been involved in assisting with monthly reporting, budgets, cash flows, and enjoys sharing his knowledge clients and their internal finance teams.

 Outside of the office, Kelvin enjoys catching up with friends, watching movies, and travelling.

Kelvin Sam
Manager

Email: kelvin.sam@tbag.co.nz
DDI: + 64 9 300 6404
 

 

Susan Staples

Manager

Susan joined The Business Advisory Group in 2018. Originally from South Africa, she immigrated to New Zealand in 2015 where she worked as a Manager in a mid-tier accounting firm in Auckland. 

Susan has experience in business advisory, financial accounting and taxation and is a Xero Certified Advisor. She has a particular interest in assisting clients with the set up and efficient implementation of Xero as well as Xero training. 

Outside of the office, Susan enjoys spending time with family, reading and travelling.

Susan Staples
Manager

Email: susan.staples@tbag.nz
DDI: + 64 9 308 4045
 

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Katherine Platt

Practice Manager

Katherine joined TBAG in May 2008 and is responsible for the administration of our Taxation Register and all Companies Office functions, looking after the day to day running of our office and working as personal assistant to both Nigel and Carol.

Before joining The Business Advisory Group, Katherine worked for ten years as the Professional Development Officer for the National Institute of Accountants.

Katherine has previously worked in the United Kingdom and lived for a number of years in the Republic of Ireland where she worked in one of the top three law firms in Dublin as the Personal Assistant for a Senior Partner.

During her career, Katherine has developed skills essential when working within high profile and demanding job environments, including attention to detail and the ability to manage a range of different tasks to meet deadlines.

In her free time, she enjoys reading (especially mystery novels), catching up with friends and sleeping in!

 

Katherine Platt
Practice Manager

Email: katherine.platt@tbag.co.nz
DDI: + 64 9 308 4031
Mobile: + 64 21 029 60608

Carol Campbell

Consultant, CA, CMInstD

Carol’s time is spent assisting businesses with their governance and strategy, utilising her extensive experience in advising businesses.  She often attends management meetings to assist owners with their business decisions.

Carol’s goal is to build excellent business relationships and anticipate her clients’ needs in order to assist them proactively and deliver valuable solutions.

Carol is a Director of New Zealand Post Ltd, Kiwibank Ltd, T & G Ltd, Kingfish Ltd, Marlin Global Ltd, Barramundi Ltd, NPT Ltd, Hick Bros Civil Construction Ltd and associated companies, Woodford Properties Ltd and alphaXRT Limited.

Prior to The Business Advisory Group, Carol was a Partner at Ernst & Young for over 25 years. Carol was one of 10 partners in the Entrepreneurial Services Group, establishing and leading the Ernst & young Entrepreneur of the year program for 10 years.

In her spare time, Carol enjoys boating, watching sport, reading and travelling.

 

Carol Campbell
Consultant, CA, CMInstD

Email:  carol@tbag.nz
DDI: + 64 9 308 4040
Mobile: + 64 274 720 960

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Nigel Arkell

Consultant, CA, FCIS, CMInstD, TEP

Nigel specialises in tax planning and ownership structures ensuring they are commercially robust, tax efficient and provide maximum protection from potential creditor claims, as well as identify any weaknesses to determine a potential action plans to take the businesses to the "next level."

Nigel is a Director, Chairman and non-Executive Director for several client companies, and Trustee and adviser to a number of family Trusts. He is also Director of Denarau Resort Management Limited for the Radisson Resort Denarau Island Fiji.

Prior to The Business Advisory Group, Nigel was a Partner at Ernst & Young for over 25 years providing comprehensive business and accounting services for Auckland SMEs.

Nigel is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, the Institute of Directors and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries (NZ) Inc .

Outside of business, his interests include reading, art collection, boating and travel.

Nigel Arkell
Consultant, CA, FCIS, CMInstD, TEP

Email: nigel@tbag.nz
DDI: + 64 9 308 4030
Mobile: + 64 274 720 959