Walker Wayland
Walker Wayland

Our People

Directors The Team
Sandy Nelson 
Nick Self
Alannah Stewart
Kate Dudley
Kirit Lal                      

Consultants
Alistair Ward
Robin Seal

Andrew Shea            
Jenny Rao
Lisa Clooney
Sally Sung
Alida van Klink
Kyle Murray
Debbie Brown
Angela Blakemore
Natallia Ramanchuk

Lara Sherlock           
Peter Barraud
Andy Ebbett
Tanya Solberg
Lynette Gordon
Yvonne McBride
Stella Hodgson


   
Sandy Nelson

Twenty years of assisting a wide variety of businesses has provided me with a broad experience in the issues faced by business owners. I draw on that experience to provide my clients with the best possible solutions to their financial and business needs.

As a director of Walker Wayland Auckland Limited I share the responsibility of ensuring we deliver our vision of "exceptional client focused business solutions".I particularly enjoy working with enthusiastic business owners, helping them grow and manage their financial performance.

Out of the office I enjoy time with my family and the outdoors.

E: sandy@wwauckland.co.nz

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Nick Self

Working with a wide variety of clients has enabled me to enjoy a great cross-section of business cultures. I've become a good listener and this is absolutely vital in coming up with a pragmatic solutions for clients that work at a personal level.

Away from the office I pursue my children, golf balls and an interest in things Italian – food, wine and language.

E: nick@wwauckland.co.nz
           

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Alannah Stewart

My professional life is spent enhancing my clients' business effectiveness through accounting analysis and performance improvement strategies. I love the challenges and rewards of achieving this with my clients so that they can have the lifestyle they enjoy.

My personal lifestyle revolves around spending quality time with my family and friends, sharing fun, laughter and social activities.

E: alannah@wwauckland.co.nz
           

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Kate Dudley

My early experience at the Inland Revenue Department provided a strong base for my special interest in tax work. By 1997 I was a sole practitioner based in Newmarket, providing business and tax consultancy to clients from all walks of life.

These days I have a special interest in accounting for the entertainment industry and I particularly enjoy working closely with my clients to understand their business and achieve solutions.

I am the Human Resource Director for the firm and a member of the Walker Wayland Australasian Executive.

E: kate@wwauckland.co.nz
           

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 Kirit Lal

My expertise lies in servicing small to medium enterprises in all areas of their business. I add value by identifying tax saving opportunities, implementing business system improvement processes and maximising return on investment for my clients.

Outside work, my interest lies in computer products and computer games, following cricket, watching movies and socialising with friends and family.

E: kirit@wwauckland.co.nz
           

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Robin Seal


Early in my career I ventured overseas to Australia and Fiji with what is now PriceWaterhouseCoopers. This was probably the start of my ongoing interest in foreign travel and international taxation. After taking time out for recreational travel I returned to chartered accountancy in New Zealand in 1979. These days I have a professional interest in superannuation and property, not to mention an ongoing fascination with good food and fine wine.

E: robin@wwauckland.co.nz
           

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Jenny Rao

I joined the Walker Wayland team in 2005 in an administration role after studying business for 4 years at AUTand subsequently became part of the accounting team a year later working for Kate Dudley. Being an investment property owner myself I have a special interest in residential rental property accounting.

In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends and family, supporting the RCC cricket team and hanging out in the sunshine.
           

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Alistair Ward

My work has developed from business services, accounting and tax to a broad interest in management, human resources, directorships and the occasional dispute resolution. Corporate governance and franchising are two more areas in which I have an active interest – and it doesn't end there. If it involves people and business, chances are I can help you get to grips with it.
           

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Lisa Clooney

I joined Walker Wayland in April 2010 after returning from my OE where I spent two and a half years living and working in London. During my time there I worked for two well known multinational companies. Prior to going overseas I spent five years working in two medium sized Auckland Chartered Accountancy firms.

I am an accountant in our business advisory services team, working predominately with Alannah Stewart.

Outside work I like to spend time with family and friends, pursuing my interests and enjoying what New Zealand has to offer.
           

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  Natallia Ramanchuk
                       
I have been with Walker Wayland since February 2008 after graduating from Auckland University.

I'm qualified as an Associate Chartered Accountant and am part of Sandy Nelson's team.

I have a great interest in Latin dances, like to read, crochet and spend time with friends.
           

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Kyle Murray

I have recently joined the Walker Wayland team and hold a Bachelor of Management Studies degree from the University of Waikato with majors in Marketing and Tourism Management with a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting. In my previous life I was a franchise dealer representative for a major motorcycle brand before seeing the light and switching to accounting. I have couple of years experience working as an accountant and I am currently completing my Chartered Accountancy qualification.

In my spare time I enjoy training for bodybuilding, playing guitar, travelling and socialising.
           

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Peter Barraud

I completed my Bachelor of Business Information Management at the University of Auckland in 2007 prior to joining Walker Wayland as a graduate in February 2009.

I am a Chartered Accountant and predominantly work with Kirit Lal and Nick Self here at Walker Wayland.

I enjoy most sports especially Rugby and Cricket, I also enjoy music.
           

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  Andy Ebbett 

After spending ten years living in Spain where I was managing my own business I decided to come back home and pursue a career in accounting. I joined Walker Wayland in October 2013 after completing a Bachelor of Business at Unitec and gaining three years' experience in the CA environment. I'm looking forward to starting my Chartered Accountancy qualifications next year.

Outside of the office I enjoy most sports, spending time with my family and getting out for a fish whenever possible.


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  Angela Blakemore

I joined Walker Wayland in March 2014 after spending 3years working for a small accounting firm in Auckland. I have a Bachelor of Accountancy and am currently studying towards my CA qualification. Outside of work I enjoy cooking, baking, watching movies and shopping.


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Tanya Solberg

I joined the firm in 2004 as a Business Services Manager working with Sandy Nelson. I am a qualified Chartered Accountant with 14 years experience in Public Practice taxation and business services, with a further 4 years experience in the commercial sector.

Prior to my work experience I gained a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Auckland.

I enjoy nature, wildlife and going for bush walks.

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Yvonne McBride

I am the Tax Manager and also assist with practice administration. I am the longest serving employee having been with the firm for over 15 years.

Prior to joining Walker Wayland I ran my taxation return preparation service in Brisbane for small to medium businesses.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends especially my granddaughter. I also love dancing and listening to music.

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Sally Sung

I joined Walker Wayland in June 2012 as a graduate accountant, primarily working for Alannah Stewart. I have a Master of Commerce degree in Accounting and about 4 years experience as an accountant for a small business and as a volunteer-treasurer for a medium sized not-for-profit organisation.

I am a provisional member of the CA college of NZICA, and am looking forward to pursuing my career as a CA in the near future.

Personally, I enjoy spending quality time with family and friends, and like to be involved in various social activities.

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Debbie Brown

I joined Walker Wayland in March 2008 as a business services accountant, primarily working for Sandy Nelson, having previously worked in a rural accounting background. I have a Bachelor of Business Studies and am an Associate Chartered Accountant.Outside of work I enjoy spending time with friends and family, baking, cheering on my daughter's soccer team and good coffee.          

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Lara Sherlock

I have recently graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Accounting, and am continuing my study to become a Chartered Accountant.  Prior to joining Walker Wayland I worked for several years with two accounting firms in Auckland and now work with the team under the guidance of Sandy and Kate.

When not studying I volunteer with the SPCA and am a member of Auckland Studio Potters.

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Stella Hodgson

Previously, I have worked as a Receptionist in boutique law firms, in Wellington and here in Auckland.

I've just returned from being an Au Pair in Austria, I enjoyed the opportunity to see such a beautiful country and loved living in Europe.  Growing up in the Waikato, I like to get outside for some nature and fresh air, I also have a passion for the fine food and am often checking out the hot spots around the city with my friends.

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Andrew Shea


I have recently joined the Walker Wayland team and hold a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury with a major in Economics. I subsequently moved to Auckland and completed a Graduate Diploma in Accounting with the University of Auckland. I started my accounting work life in the summer of 2012 and I am currently completing my Chartered Accountancy qualification.

At Walker Wayland I work on Nick's team with a role involving both audit and business advisory services.

In my spare time I enjoy playing basketball and soccer. Based on the season I also enjoy snowboarding or getting down to the beach.
                                              
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Alida van Klink

I have recently joined the business advisory services team  at Walker Wayland, having previously worked as a tax consultant at a Big 4 firm. I am looking forward to getting more exposure to accounting work, further developing my tax skills, and studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant.

I have a BCom in Accounting and Commercial Law, and a BCom(Hons) in Commercial Law. Prior to that I also completed a BA in Social Anthropology.

In my spare time I enjoy watching movies, catching up with friends and family, and spending time with my partner.

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Lynette Gordon

I have recently joined Walker Wayland after many years working for various accounting firms in Auckland mainly in the secretarial/HR administration areas. I am looking forward to the challenges in my new role.

My interests are cooking, sewing, running and spending time with my family.

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