Simon Carey


Simon Carey, Public Practitioner and member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, has over 25 years' professional accounting experience. He has extensive experience in providing advisory and compliance services to a variety of organisations, a variety of industry sectors, charitable trusts, infrastructure including irrigation and electricity generation, manufacturing, property development, farming, transport and logistics. He works across a range of stakeholder groups in many assignments to drive change.

Simon has proven experience in working with businesses in the preparation of business plans, strategic planning facilitation, training and presentations, succession planning and organisational restructuring. He has been a Director of Grant Thornton New Zealand and is currently a member of the External Reporting Board which has been responsible for the introduction of a multi tiered accounting standards framework into New Zealand. He is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors and is an advisor to many of his clients in an “Advisory Board” capacity.

Areas of experience include:

  • accounting and auditing standard setting in New Zealand
  • chairing monthly and regular client board meetings and advisory board meetings
  • business valuation and litigation support/expert advice
  • listing companies on NZ Stock Exchange (associated accounting, advisory and due diligence) and virtual CFO role
  • economic development for regional economies
  • not-for-profit governance
  • strategic planning
  • business turnaround and restructure
  • financing proposals and purchasing businesses
  • business succession and planning
  • loss claims and associated expert witness court appearances where use of macro statistics to show trends is often required

Qualifications and Accreditations:

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Diploma of Commerce
  • Member of the NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants

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