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Lindsay Dey

Managing Director / Chartered Accountant

Lindsay Dey

With over 25 years helping people make the big decisions when it comes to business and money issues... you could say accounting is in Lindsay’s blood. It is a tool which he has, and continues to use to help a huge range of people.

"When people walk in my door, my first question is always “how can we help?”…

It’s a simple question and one which continues to inspire me about what we do. Every day we are privileged to help people grow their businesses, establish sound personal financial structures and assist a huge range of community and sporting organisations. But at the heart of it all, is a consideration for their bigger picture strategic and lifestyle objectives."

As Henry Ford once said “It is a poor business that makes nothing but money”.

Lindsay is a big picture thinker with considerable experience in helping grow businesses and establish significant community facilities. His professional resume includes over 25 years accounting, consulting and management experience, as well as 10 years involvement in tertiary business education. He has served as Chairman of Horwath International Training, Executive Director of Sports Medicine NZ and 6 years as Chairman of Sport Otago.

Some highlights to date include:

  • Helping a small backpack accommodation provider grow from a couple of buildings to its current position of one of the largest in New Zealand;
  • Having key roles in helping establish both the Edgar Centre (at the time the biggest single building sports facility in the southern hemisphere) and NZ first sports trust (Sport Otago);
  • Helping multiple individuals refine their ideas, form solid strategies and launch successful businesses;
  • Taking on new clients who have got themselves into a bit of strife with regard to tax and money issues. Being able help put in place arrangements to enable them overcome the chaos and worry that had developed, and regain control of finances and businesses has been a highlight;
  • Helping clients save hundreds of thousands of dollars and empowering them to make wise decisions to achieve their overall objectives.

Lindsay’s passion for sport is clear via his involvement in top level triathlon, duathlon, hockey, multisport, running and cycling, as both coach and competitor. In addition he is active in his service to the wider community via contribution to multiple boards and involvement in Rotary.

With in-depth knowledge in multiple fields, a wide ranging skill base, plus financial and leadership abilities, Lindsay is not your traditional accountant.


Beth Frei

PA / Client Services 


From the moment you step in the door, you will know you are in good hands. Beth is a quick witted, considerate and organised member of the Impact Team, with a smile that will make you feel at ease.

"I think having connections in three different countries makes you a more rounded person. Having married a Swiss man and lived there for several years, I think some of their national traits have rubbed off. I really value having things organised, doing them once and doing them right. Having grown up in NZ I really value Kiwi hospitality and making people feel welcome. And being born in South Korea has helped me develop a strong understanding of people from all backgrounds."

From making people feel at home, to supporting the rest of the team in the day to day running of the office, Beth is an important link in the chain. We hope you will have the chance to get to know her as we have.

Beth has a BA in Psychology and Education from Auckland University and a certificate in Business Administration. 

Beth is the first point of contact for all communication into the office.  


Mike Sinclair

Senior Accountant

Mike Sinclair

Mike is a very experienced accountant and a key tax advisor to our many clients. He has an eye for detail and the ability to explain your current position in terms you can relate to. He is technically savvy and proactive in helping clients making things easier for themselves via utilising technological advances.

"A lot of accounting is about the process. If we can help clients make their process a streamlined as possible, then overall they are happier, have less paper work and, most importantly, have up-to-date information from which to make informed decisions."

Mike's experience includes a huge range of accounting and auditing work, including payroll, tax, GST, business advisory services, bank lending arrangements, budgeting and accounting system implementation. He also has a significant amount of non-profit accounting experience and is currently treasurer for the Otago Parkinson's Society and a national board member for Parkinson's NZ.

Prior to setting up Impact Consulting & Accounting with Lindsay, Mike work for the Department of Internal Affairs in a number of roles based in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington. 


Guy Carter

Chartered Accountant

Guy Carter

Guy is a big picture thinker with a strong understanding of how systems work. His skill set includes accounting, auditing, business law and economics. Guy is able to quickly identify key steps to achieving your objectives. His understanding of all aspects of business ensures that his advice takes into consideration the multiple factors that influence your personal situation and adapts accordingly.

"For me a successful business is similar to a good cake. If you get the recipe right, streamline the production and make it to the taste of your customers... you have a successful business. Miss any of the three factors and you are going to struggle from the outset. Accounting is a tool which helps us work with you to refine and improve the various elements of your business recipe."

Guy is originally from Invercargill, but spent most of his time in Queenstown as top level elite Skier. He is now a committed Ironman and triathlete competing at the top level, as well as a keen fisherman.

Guy joins the Impact team from a role with Audit New Zealand, having previously worked for PWC and having commercial experience in Australia and New Zealand. Guys areas of specialty are focused around public sector accounting and include:

  • Local Government 
  • Licencing Trusts
  • Tertiary 
  • Government Departments
  • Forestry and Energy
  • Construction and property development
  • Auditing

Matt Caldwell

Chartered Accountant

Matt Caldwell

Matt is a down to earth kind of guy with an eye for innovative ideas and sound business structures. His skill set includes both accounting and management. Matt's advice is grounded and practical, based around your particular needs and areas of potential growth for your business.

"I love what I do, for me work is a big part of life, however it is not the only part. I really enjoy helping people succeed with their business activities, in order to gain some balance, so that they can also achieve their personal objectives." 

Matt is a keen hunter and is originally from Oamaru. He joined the Impact Consulting & Accounting team in late 2013 moving from local firm Deloitte. Matt's experience spans multiple fields, with specialty experience in:

  • Closely held private investment companies 
  • Quarrying
  • Commercial buildings
  • Engineering
  • Corporate Finance
  • Investment companies and trusts

Cath Bowden

Business Manager

Cath Bowden

Key to her role as Business Manager is Cath's in depth knowledge of just about everything. Having been involved in farming, teaching, political science, yachting and many things in between, means she's never short of a conversation starter. 

"I think one of the best parts of my job is taking the time to get to know the huge range of people we work with. In addition to managing Trust Administration for our clients, my job is essentially to ensure things run smoothly and to take innovative steps wherever possible to make improvements to both our business and theirs."

Cath is an experienced Trust Administrator with the ability to help ensure you are making the most of the advantages available, while also advising of any changes in requirements. Having a diverse background means Cath is easily able to understand challenges from your perspective, is a proactive listener and often able to suggest approaches you may not have considered.


Laurinda Ferreira


Laurinda Ferreira 

A love of laughter is one of Laurinda's attributes. This is balanced by a very clear and efficient approach to accounting and the debtor / creditor management she undertakes on behalf of a number of client companies.

"I think a day without laughter is wasted, so I really enjoy getting to know the clients I work with well. At the same time I absolutely love efficiency, clear process and getting things done. Accounting is kind of the best of both worlds."

Laurinda has worked all over the world in various roles and has experience in company management support, HR, recruitment, accounting, GST, debtor and creditor management.


Joshua Bruce

Research & Feasibility Consultant Branding & Business Development 

Josh Bruce

Josh is an innovative thinker with a broad range of skills in design, business development, research and strategy. Having worked in several industries he is easily able to adapt to new projects and identify new opportunities for innovation whatever your requirements may be.

"I love developing ideas. As long as you come with a good grasp of what you are trying to achieve, I will help you improve your concept and develop a solid strategy for achieving your objectives. I can also assist in helping to make it a tangible reality, through design, website construction, brand development and feasibility or market viability assessment."

Since joining the Impact team, Josh has been co-ordinator of numerous projects from marketing and business development, to wide scale community research and multimillion dollar facility feasibility reviews. He has a strong client focus, is naturally easy to work with, and will ensure the best outcome for your project.


Jessica Harvey

HR, Sport and Business Consultant 

Jess Harvey

Jess joins the Impact Consulting and Accounting Team having worked for High Performance Sport NZ, run her own business and also filled a number of other roles.

"As well as my role with Impact, I'm a gymnastics coach. It takes a lot of work to succeed in gymnastics and I see many of the same principles at play in business and community organisations. You have to have both the motivation to succeed, as well as the long term vision in mind."

Jess is also a member of the Wild South Human Resources Institute of NZ committee.

Jamie Lyons

Project Manager

Jamie Lyons

Jamie is a methodical thinker whose organised and efficient approach ensures every project is successful. He has an approachable nature and a natural attention to detail.

"I basically just love making things happen. Simple as that. I spend the majority of my time as a Project Manager for my own company's development projects, as well as managing larger scale school based redevelopment projects, so love seeing progress."

Jamie’s skill base fits extremely well with his role as facilitator of our turn-key project management services. His efficient, structured and professional approach to his work delivers results for clients, including successful co-ordination and project management of multiple research, strategy and construction projects. He has a wealth of experience and a solid track record for bringing projects in on time and within budget.


Neil Lyons

Construction Consultant

Neil Lyons

Neil has over 35 years' experience in the industry, in addition to setting up his own firm his roles have included, Design and Contract Manager, Project Manager and Development Planner for companies such as Fletcher Construction and Arrow International.

"We aim to treat every project as if it was our own. Make sure it stacks up. Make sure your figures are right. Only then, if it all looks good with contingencies taken into account, make it happen."

 Neil’s skills range from feasibility assessment and project planning to design facilitation, cost control and construction management. His significant experience includes the co-ordinating and project management of numerous multi-million dollar projects and involvement in all stages of development from resource consent to construction.