Our People

Directors

Russell Lellman

BBS CPA MInstD

Director

A third generation New Zealander, educated at King's College and Massey, Russell holds a Commercial Pilot's licence, (multi-engine, single pilot instrument rating), and is a double Black Belt in Shorinji kempo. He played rugby in Auckland and Tauranga, cricket locally, and represented Tauranga and Bay of Plenty in the Colts and Under-18's.

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Dean Wearne

BMS CPA

Director

Dean joined Lellman Weaver & Co in 1994, becoming a principal of Lellman Wearne in April 2001.

Dean oversees the compliance and taxation functions of the practice, as well as advising on trading structures, business acquisitions and financing alternatives.

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Support Staff

Megan Taylor

Office Manager

Megan joined the practice in 1997 bringing with her a solid history of accounting work, having worked in several accounting firms since 1980.

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Gavin Goodjohn

BCom, BA, CA, CPA

Associate

Gavin was born and educated in Tauranga and a graduate of Auckland University. Gavin joined the firm in 2007 after working for 10 years for another local chartered accounting firm along with two years working in the UK for Louis Vuitton and Royal Bank of Scotland.

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Daniel Vant

BMS, NZDip.Bus, CA, CPA

Associate

Daniel was born and raised in Tauranga, coming from a farming and construction trades background, the family has been in the area for a number of generations. He graduated from the University Of Waikato with Bachelor of Management Studies in 2005.

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Marie Bonner

Accountant

Marie joined the firm in 2001 following a move from Whakatane. Marie’s main focus is in-house management and financial reporting.

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Tania Harvey

NZDip.Bus

Accountant

Tania was born and educated in South Africa and came to New Zealand in 1990. Tania has 19 years in public practice in compliance and business advisory roles.

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Maria Ahipene

Accounts and Payroll Clerk

Due to her quiet and cool nature, Maria has a calming influence on the office. She enjoys all aspects of her position which at times can be extremely varied.

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Christine Ryan

Receptionist

Christine was born and educated in Tauranga and graduated with the NZ Diploma in Business in 2006 and joined the firm soon after, as part of the administration team.

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Catalyst Management Services

Kevin Wearne

Consultant

Kevin has practised as a Business Consultant since 1994. Following a successful career in internal auditing in a government department, accounting and company secretarial posts within the private sector civil engineering industry, and twenty years of company ownership in the areas of office technology and supplies.

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