Currently, we are a small team of nine, handpicked to provide quality work of the highest standard.
All of the team are qualified and have extensive experience in their field of expertise.
We are passionate about contributing to the success of your business and would love the opportunity to work with you.
Why are we called Leafcutter?
Hearing the story most people remember it. The Leafcutter ant carries 50 times its own weight and is one of the top 10 most powerful animals in the world.
We thought a top 10 most powerful animal sounded pretty good and we could also relate to the ant being a small start-up business.
We knew we could pack a punch by effectively growing success for businesses. Efficient and hardworking, we get the job done!
Managing Director & Founder
Claire is often out and about as the face of Leafcutter. With a rural upbringing, Claire is hardworking, driven, and has a 'can do' attitude. Claire has a Bachelor of Physical Education and a Diploma in Small Business and Project Management. A member of the Institute of Directors New Zealand, Claire is a board member for Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce and Vice President for New Zealand Snowsports Instructors Alliance.
Bexs brings an ethical approach and is committed to helping businesses build and maintain positive workplace relationships. Bexs has a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Human Resources and a minor in Accounting. She brings ten years of experience working for companies such as Cardrona Alpine Resort, and Donovan Group in her HR advisory role. Bexs is a member of the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand.
Michelle is honest, practical, and a self-manager. A wizard with numbers, Michelle has an extensive background in accounts and office management. Michelle is Xero Advisor Certified, however, is diverse in her knowledge of various accounting software. Sit back and relax while Michelle takes the fuss out of finance. Certificated in Bookkeeping, Michelle is a member Institute of Certified New Zealand Bookkeepers (MYOB, Reckon, Quickbooks, & Xero).
Kylie is our 'preferred' and qualified chartered accountant with eight years experience. Specialising in tax planning and business startups, Kylie has a Bachelor of Commerce major in accounting and a minor in economics.
Kylie and Michelle work together to offer a full range of financial services for our clients with the best value for money. Contact us to see how we can assist.
Wendy is passionate about helping clients. With a Bachelor of Business (majoring in Marketing) plus a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology), Wendy is an experienced marketer with a background in tourism. As part owner of a building company, Wendy brings a pragmatic approach to all things. A high achiever, digital savvy and results driven; Wendy will help you achieve your business objectives.
Sharon simply loves playing with words and is quite chuffed to have earned the nickname “eagle eyes” for her proofreading skills. She has built up a diverse skill set over 10+ years via communication roles in the non-profit, central government, and corporate sectors. Sharon holds a Certificate in Professional Copyediting & Proofreading, a Bachelor of Communication, with a composite major in Communication Management and Journalism, and a Master of Management majoring in Marketing.