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Our Directors

Chris Lindsay B Com CA

Chris is an experienced Chartered Accountant, a Business Mentor and an acknowledged Tax Expert.  

Chris has worked in the Chartered Accountant industry since 1988, having been a Tax Principal at WHK Auckland (now Crowe Horwath), a major international firm of Chartered Accountants in the CBD.  Prior to that, Chris was a Tax Partner at Horwath Porter Wigglesworth.

He provides specialist tax advice to our clients, other Chartered Accountants and law firms, as well as consulting to businesses which have their own in-house accounting team. 

Chris enjoys using his extensive tax and commercial knowledge to:

  • Solve client tax problems in practical and effective ways.
  • Assist with tax effective planning for business acquisitions and sales, mergers, structuring and investments
  • Assist with IRD disputes
  • Advise on tax implications of migrating to or from New Zealand
  • Provide tax opinions to clients and other professionals

Telephone: Mobile - 021 829400 or DDI (09) 928 3541


Brent Whatnall CA

  Brent is an experienced Chartered Accountant and has been a Business Services Director/Principal since 1997 with mid tier firms with over 30 years of experience.

He assists clients with their regular reporting requirements, which involves strategic planning, budgeting and monthly financial reporting that involves taxation and business advice.

Through Brent's close relationship with his many clients, he has also assisted these clients with the development of business plans, restructuring advice, retirement plans along with trusts and partnerships.

Brent has also specialised in a wide portfolio of clients' investments which have included real and personal property.

Outside of work Brent is a keen road cyclist, enjoys fishing in the summer months and travelling.

Telephone: Mobile - 027 2710326 or DDI (09) 928 3546



Josie Taylor BBS CA,   NZ Ambassador for the International Centre for Families in Business, UK

I joined McIsaacs after over 20 years experience at a mid tier accounting firm where I was an owner and principal. I'm known for creating an environment of excellence where caring for clients and getting the job done right is important to me. I like to develop quality relationships with my clients, where they feel comfortable asking questions so I can get onto the business of helping them achieve their goals. 

I can assist with start ups, due diligence, restructuring and I enjoy working through a process of continued improvement for businesses to make them "sale ready". I do this by helping clients improve the value of their business through budgeting, developing accounting and management reporting systems and processes, strategic planning, risk management, implementing good governance, advisory meetings and succession planning. 

I have a special interest in family business which I thoroughly believe is the foundation of our country. I help families in business and high net wealth families deal with the difficult questions around governance and succession, thereby reducing the risk of family conflict. 

Telephone: Mobile - 021 477520 or DDI (09) 928 3542



Raanjika Ragupathy B.Com CA 

I joined McIsaacs in March 2015, after working in mid-tier firms for the past 15 years. I hold a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Auckland and I am a Chartered Accountant.

I specialise in business services which includes helping my clients solve their day-to-day accounting and tax needs and I enjoy undertaking various challenges, projects and analysis work within the professional environment.

I have a real strength in looking beyond the numbers and helping clients achieve their goals.

I am also a registered Mentor with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and I help staff with their professional development.

Outside the office I am busy with my son Rohan and new daughter Mira – but I still enjoy a round of golf  with my husband when time allows!

Telephone: Mobile - 027 221 1063 or DDI  (09) 928 3547