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Tim Bathgate | Senior Advisor

Tim grew up on a sheep and beef farm on the Strath Taieri, and has always had a passion for the rural sector.  During his student days.  he worked on sheep and beef, dairy and arable properties. 

Since joining the Shand Thomson team, Tim has worked with Bill Thomson and Jeff Seymour completing annual accounts, budgeting, taxation and monthly reporting requirements for a mix of farming, forestry and business clients.  

Tim is experienced with all things Agri and also helps farming clients with financial recording options.  He is certified in Cash Manager Rural, Xero and Figured.  Tim also works with Jim overseeing the compilation of our Clutha District's farm statistics.

Tim has both a Bachelor of Commerce (Agriculture) in Farm Management and Rural Valuation from Lincoln University and a Graduate Diploma in Accountancy from University of Otago.  He was awarded his CA status with Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand in 2018.

Tim has taken an interest in our community supporting young people through mentoring a Young Enterprise Group at South Otago High School.  His is also involved in a local Young Farmers club and gets along to as many agri events as he can.  

Tim likes to get outdoors, skiing in the winter and biking or tramping in the summer.  His other passion is music, he is an accomplished piano player and plays the guitar.  His current project is home renovation.



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

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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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