About MGI+MORE Business Advisory & Accountancy

About
MGI+MORE

As an advisory and accountancy firm, we understand the challenge of finding solid business advice. In the New Zealand market, there is a shortage of robust advisory services. This can create poor-quality outcomes, which can be costly for you and your business.

About MGI+MORE Business Advisory & Accountancy firm

Our Story

MGI+MORE is the result of the merger of MGI Auckland and +MORE Auckland, two renowned accounting and advisory firms in Auckland. This partnership is dynamic and committed to meeting the changing needs of aspirational investors and business owners by combining our vast expertise and breadth of capabilities.

The goal of both businesses was to engineer success, as each client defined it specifically. MGI+MORE is a trusted provider of accounting and advisory services to a wide range of clients, from multinational corporations to local business owners in Auckland. The company has a rich and six-decade history in the market.

Our MGI+MORE team comprises a group of seasoned and commercially astute people deeply committed to creating exceptional results for our clients. We provide steadfast support to our clients throughout their entire journey.

About MGI+MORE Business Advisory & Accountancy - the directors

Your global accounting network, your local contact

About MGI+MORE Business Advisory & Accountancy, part of MGI Worldwide

As a member of MGI Worldwide, an international network, we provide our clients with a local touch and a global perspective. The top 20 international accounting firms are part of the esteemed global network MGI Worldwide, which offers consulting, audit, accounting, tax, and legal services. With 400 locations globally and close to 9,000 professionals, we have the breadth and depth to help you.

Our partnership with MGI Worldwide guarantees that we remain at the forefront of industry advancements and offer seamless international services to clients seeking support abroad. We establish relationships with trusted professionals worldwide through this global network.

MGI Worldwide upholds the highest quality standards, putting our company and all other members’ quality assurance systems and practises through rigorous evaluations compared to international benchmarks.

At MGI+MORE, we are more than an accountancy firm; we are your partners in success. Together, we’ll help you on your journey to achieve excellence in your business endeavours, with the assurance of a global accounting network and a dedicated local team by your side.

Find out more about MGI Worldwide.

Our Values

Impact

Lead, own & influence

Agility

Adaptable & flexible

Together

We thrive as a team

Improve

Remain curious

Enjoy

Balance, fun & fulfilment

Our People

Get to know our Leadership Team at MGI+MORE.

Dan Henderson

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

 dan.henderson@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Dan Henderson is committed to MGI+MORE’s vision, purpose, and values. Dan is an advisory & accountancy expert with more than 15 years of experience supporting business owners across multiple industries in business growth and sustainability.

After completing his studies in Commerce and Sciences at the University of Otago, Dan went on to spend 10 years at one of the Big Four before jumping into business ownership in 2013.

Dan’s expertise sits comfortably in business strategy, leadership, governance, merger and acquisition, sale and valuation work, international company compliance and regulatory analysis, alongside a deep commercial and technical understanding of the SME, Residential and Commercial Property Market, and Construction Sectors. Dan has worked with every business size, from start-up to scale-up to the multi-national level.

Dan and his young, active family enjoy the outdoors and take any chance to head out on the water in summer and during winter, can be seen hitting the slopes around Queenstown and Wanaka.

Dan is passionate about supporting the correction of inequality among New Zealand’s most vulnerable young people and sits on the Board of Variety New Zealand, the children’s charity.

David Bell

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

david.bell@mgiplusmore.co.nz

David is motivated by the MGI+MORE purpose of creating successful business owners. David is a strategic transformation and commercial Executive with over 25 years of experience in the finance and technology sectors. His role is to leverage his multinational expertise to ensure the +MORE network delivers daily for our clients and team. To him, nothing is better than seeing clients succeed in their market due to insight and collaboration with our people.

Starting life in the dealing rooms of London as a derivatives trader, David’s career has seen him work with major banks across the globe.

Following a six-month program at Stanford Business School, David diversified into strategic leadership roles, building new or amplifying existing divisions of the bank. One of the most challenging but exhilarating periods was launching a start-up data platform as CEO, gaining first-hand insight into business ownership.

Most recently, David was privileged to lead the Xero global sales team, working with teams in many countries focusing on a high-growth commercial mindset.

David has a teenage family that keeps him busy outdoors with his son cycling in the mountains or roads of NZ or supporting his daughter in the dance studio.

Hansa Patel

DIRECTOR

hansa.patel@mgiplusmore.co.nz

After two decades of accounting, tax, and business advice as a Director at KPMG, Hansa Patel has brought her wealth of knowledge to her clients in a caring and supportive way since 2015 in her capacity as a Director of MGI+MORE.

This high level of technical expertise brings a big four experience in an accessible and personalised manner to our growing and ambitious SME clients. After completing her Accounting technical qualifications, her experience was expanded with the opportunity to work overseas and locally with several commercial secondments. This has meant that Hansa has developed a rounded appreciation of the commercial environment.

Hansa gives back through the Women’s Mentoring Programme at the Auckland University Business School.

Hansa has a passion for retail, import/distribution, healthcare services and manufacturing during the week, and on the weekends can be found exploring Auckland with her friends and family, enjoying the variety of restaurants and entertainment the city offers.

Jill Howard

DIRECTOR

jill.howard@mgiplusmore.co.nz

As Director of MGI+MORE, Jill focuses on accounting procedures, troubleshooting, systems applications, taxation compliance and innovation. Her broad portfolio spans sole traders to large businesses and subsidiaries of foreign corporations.

Beginning her career in the volatile business environment of 1987, Jill has gained valuable experience in New Zealand, Australia and Japan — an experience she brings to the table to help each of her clients succeed. Jill’s understanding of taxation and accounting practices at home and abroad in an increasingly international economy is extremely valuable to MGI+MORE clients.

Jill’s particular interest lies in insurance, property and construction, and she has deep experience in tax planning, New Zealand and Australia cross-border taxation issues, trusts, business structures and GST, and other indirect tax compliance.

Man Yu Woodward

PRINCIPAL

manyu.woodward@mgiplusmore.co.nz

What motivates Man Yu is seeing her clients professionally and personally flourish. Man Yu brings an extremely high calibre of professional performance and an empathetic understanding of business ownership to the clients at MGI+MORE.

After her time in the Big Four with EY in senior tax roles, Man Yu has mixed commercial experience with practice experience over the past two decades. A Graduate of the University of Waikato, Man Yu moved from Hamilton to Auckland in 2004. She has bedded down her roots ever since with a keen involvement in the South Auckland and Franklin Districts business communities.

Man Yu and her husband own a renowned hospitality business in Pukekohe and, therefore, understand the daily realities of combining career, business, and family.

Man Yu provides clients with considered business planning and tax advice, regularly assisting their growth strategies regarding expansion planning, systems integration, and critical performance monitoring. Her industry specialisation covers a wide range from hospitality and retail to import and distribution, tech start-ups, light manufacturing, food and packaging, and e-commerce.

Amy Bland

PRINCIPAL

amy.bland@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Amy enjoys working closely with her clients to help them overcome their challenges as business owners.

Amy graduated from the University of Otago in Accounting and Economics in 2002 and since then has gained top-tier business advisory experience through her time in multi-national accounting firms like Deloitte and BDO and a practical blend of private sector experience. This combined experience gives advice and coaching that business owners can translate immediately to results.
Amy now leverages this specialist knowledge to provide simple, actionable accounting and business planning advice to MGI +MORE’s key clients.

Amy has significant experience in providing ambitious business owners support to scale their ideas into reality. Her industry knowledge spans retail & hospitality, technology, real estate services, engineering and manufacturing, professional services and tourism, construction and the trades.

At the weekends, Amy enjoys spending time with her family, following her two girls’ sporting activities, and playing club hockey herself.

Paul Eckford

PRINCIPAL

paul.eckford@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Paul excels in cultivating successful partnerships with our internal staff and external clients, driving positive change and enabling the achievement of their goals.

With over 20 years of experience in public practice, Paul’s journey began by working alongside his father in a sole practitioner business while pursuing his university degree. After graduating with a major in operations management and accountancy, his father sold his practice to another prominent West Auckland accountancy firm, where Paul continued to grow professionally for 17 years, building many relationships and advancing his career.

Now at MGI+MORE, Paul thrives in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, embracing progressive challenges.

Paul is a passionate football enthusiast outside work, although his active playing days have ended. Nowadays, he enjoys watching football and spending time with his young family. Paul also appreciates a good craft beer and tries to sample anything he hasn’t tried before!

Megan Plumridge

PRINCIPAL

megan.plumridge@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Megan helps businesses facing challenges with business processes, cash flow, and understanding management accounts. Her passion lies in working closely with clients to identify their pain points and find effective solutions, enabling them to concentrate on the aspects of their business they genuinely enjoy.

With prior experience in Financial Services in the UK and the import/distribution/retail sector in New Zealand, Megan has a broad range of expertise to support clients with internal processes and finance functions as if she were an in-house team member.

Outside of work, Megan is an outdoor enthusiast and mum of two.

Cathrina van der Walt

SENIOR MANAGER

cathrina.vanderwalt@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Cathrina brings a wealth of experience to our team and her clients. With over 15 years of experience spanning various industries, Cathrina’s insights are driven by years of hands-on experience and a deep understanding of compliance accounting, strategic tax planning, business ownership and structuring, and comprehensive systems and business advice.

Outside of work, Cathrina embraces the Kiwi outdoor lifestyle. She often enjoys quality moments with family and friends, embarking on walks, or booking her next camping adventure.

Sally Nicholls

SENIOR ADVISOR

sally.nicholls@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Sally brings her wealth of experience to our advisory team, empowering clients to navigate complex decisions confidently. Focusing on analytics and insights, she guides clients toward informed, timely choices that drive better outcomes. Sally specialises in system migration and scalability and partners closely with clients to optimise their business processes.

With over a decade of experience in the analytics field, Sally is passionate about bridging the gap between people and data. Her expertise spans diverse industries, including oil and gas, government, the Big Four, and wealth management.

Sally’s approach focuses on delivering value-driven insights tailored to client needs, infused with a keen understanding of commercial dynamics. A strong advocate for storytelling, she skillfully translates numbers into meaningful narratives that resonate across all levels of an organisation.

Outside work, Sally is a parent to two toddlers, embracing the joys of family life with her husband. They share a love for the outdoors, often exploring new hiking trails, and more recently, this includes discovering new playgrounds for their girls.

Andy Cameron

SENIOR MANAGER

andy.cameron@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Andy is on our advisory team here at MGI+MORE. He prepares client forecasts, completes business valuations, undertakes financial due diligence, and facilitates sale preparation. What Andy enjoys most about his role is every day offers new challenges and opportunities to contribute to clients’ success.

With over a decade of experience in client-facing roles within corporate banking across Australia, the UK, and New Zealand, Andy brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. His background also includes valuable insights gained from working in business brokerage. Andy holds a finance degree from Massey University, and his industry expertise spans agriculture, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, and construction services.

Beyond the office, Andy is often immersed in the world of sports or perfecting his golf swing on the fairways. He is also passionate about the outdoors, frequently exploring nature through hiking and other adventures.

Natalie Poole

MANAGER

natalie.poole@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Natalie prepares management reports as well as GST and tax returns. She also provides payroll processing advice and works with clients to ensure their accounts administration processes work effectively and efficiently.

What she enjoys most about her role is working with clients to find solutions and implementing systems that improve their operational effectiveness.

Natalie is working towards her Chartered Accountant qualification currently. When she’s not studying, her teenage daughters keep her busy, and she enjoys catching up with friends and family and tries to travel to Northland at least once a month to spend a weekend with her family based up there.

Adrienne Juno

MANAGER

adrienne.juno@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Adrienne prepares financial statements, tax returns, and monthly management accounts for a wide range of clients.

What she enjoys most about her role is the interactions with her clients and being able to contribute to their success.

Outside work, Adrienne loves travelling to new places and spending time with her family, whether watching football from the sidelines, walking in the park together, or playing board games.

Anna Crow

PEOPLE & CULTURE MANAGER

anna.crow@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Anna oversees the human resources function across the +MORE Group. She is responsible for recruiting, developing, and retaining talent and ensuring that our teams embody our company values and purpose daily.

Anna enjoys getting to know every team member and working with them and their manager to help them achieve their career goals. Seeing employees succeed is what motivates her!

Outside work, Anna loves spending time with her family. She has two teenage boys who love to get out and about – from multi-day bike rides in different parts of the country to catching the latest movie to board games on rainy days.

Claire Bryant

MARKETING MANAGER

claire.bryant@mgiplusmore.co.nz

Claire manages our marketing activities across the +MORE Group. She is responsible for our brand across New Zealand and fuels our social media pages, website, content, communications, and client events.

What Claire enjoys most about her role is the opportunity to educate NZ business owners on how +MORE services can support them to grow their capability and achieve their version of success, whatever success looks like to them.

Outside the marketing world, Claire loves going for walks with a coffee in hand, socialising with friends, trying new food spots, and heading away for the weekends to explore NZ and abroad.

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>What our clients have to say:

When we first approached Megan and the MGI+MORE team, Rum and Que were experiencing significant growth, and we needed guidance not only with the accounts but with Forecasting and Management. I was blown away at the prompt service we received from the team, who seemed to “just get the job done”. As someone with very limited time, I really appreciate this!

Megan familiarised herself with our business and has always shown a genuine interest in what we do. For me, this is key to a successful working relationship. Megan also pointed us toward Regional Business Partners, who, along with MGI+MORE, have assisted us tremendously with year-on-year forecasting and provided key tools to continue growing our small family-run business.

Our relationship with Megan and Hansa and their understanding of our business makes our partnership with MGI+MORE invaluable. I would not hesitate to recommend MGI+MORE to anyone seeking Advisory or Accounting Services.

Tracey Melville

Founder, Rum & Que

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Join the
MGI+MORE Team

Discover exciting career opportunities at MGI+MORE! Step into our vibrant environment where your potential aligns with purpose, your ambitions fuel meaningful contributions, and your professional journey thrives. At MGI+MORE, we’re colleagues and collaborators on your path to growth and success.

Eager to take the next step? Explore our latest job listings and unlock a world of possibilities. Join us in shaping your future with MGI+MORE!

Join the
MGI+MORE Team

Discover exciting career opportunities at MGI+MORE! Step into our vibrant environment where your potential aligns with purpose, your ambitions fuel meaningful contributions, and your professional journey thrives. At MGI+MORE, we’re colleagues and collaborators on your path to growth and success. Eager to take the next step? Explore our latest job listings and unlock a world of possibilities. Join us in shaping your future with MGI+MORE!