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Nicole Edwards | Senior Advisor

Born and bred in Balclutha, Nicole joined Shand Thomson after attending South Otago High School and graduating from the University of Otago.  

Nicole has worked mostly alongside Jim Johnstone on a wide range of assignments - accounting, tax, business planning and small business set ups. 

Nicole has a natural talent with IT solutions for small businesses and has experience in almost all of the options available.  She is Xero certified and leads our in-house Xero team delivering implementation advice and support to businesses transitioning to Xero and the many add on options.  

Nicole also is a member of the Otago special interest taxation group and she plans and implements our in-house training for IT and technical matters.

Nicole was awarded CA status with CAANZ in 2017 and is now working on a graduate diploma in health and safety, an area that is ever evolving.

An invited speaker at small business start up seminars run by the ANZ Nicole enjoys working with young people starting out in business.

Nicole has a lot of outside interests - she completed her first Spring Challenge in 2018 and she is a member of the pet therapy volunteer programme with St Johns.

When she has spare time Nicole enjoys being with her friends and family, and weekends in Cromwell.  She also enjoys kickboxing, and playing social netball.



  • Agri Advisory
  • DIY Software Systems & Solutions
  • Taxation
  • Xero Certified

New Associate

We are pleased to welcome Tim Bathgate as an Associate.  With agri and business qualifications and over six years' experience with the firm, Tim is a great fit in our agri, forestry and business team.

Tim joins Carolyn Mills as the latest additions to the Shand Thomson advisory team.


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

Fellowship Award

Gaye Cowie was recently awarded a Fellowship by Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand.  The fellowship recognises Gaye's significant contribution to the agri community.  Read more in our Autumn 2019 newsletter.


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