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Jeff Seymour  |  Principal  |  Director

Born in Mosgiel, raised and schooled in Dunedin, Jeff completed a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree at Otago University   while working part-time.  He joined Shand Thomson in 1983 after  working for a large Dunedin accounting practice over a period of nine years.

Jeff became a partner of the practice in 1985. He has many years experience in all fields of business advice and has a wide range of clients, including many in the forestry, farming and transport sectors. He is particularly knowledgeable regarding employment, business planning, and family succession.

Jeff has served four terms on the Clutha District Council, three of these as Chair of the Corporate Services Committee.  He was also an integral part of securing the Cross Recreation Centre for the Clutha District, chairing the Steering Committee that secured the funding and oversaw the $5 million build.  He went on to become the inaugural Chair of the Charitable Trust that runs the Centre and continues in a governance role.

Jeff's services to the community were recognised by Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand when he was awarded  Fellowship status  in 2015.

Jeff is married to Kerry and they have three adult children and a fast expanding, much treasured group of grandchildren.  They like to catch up with them in Christchurch, Dunedin, and Wanaka whenever they can.  Jeff enjoys many sports, the outdoors and has been prepared to give most things a go. His recreational highlights include completing the Sydney Marathon in 2000 and climbing Mt Aspiring with Bill Thomson some years ago.


Specialist Fields

  • Employment
  • Forestry
  • Local Government
  • Agri Business

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Our advisors have a proud history of supporting community organisations.  The Community Trust of Otago, Clutha Recreation Centre and Owaka Museum are just a few of the entities that we are passionate about.

Fellowship Award

Susie Johnstone was recently admitted as a Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Directors.  The membership recognises Susie's significant governance commitments.  Read more in our Spring 2014 newsletter.


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