Mike Rudd appointed Tax Director at NZ Firm Staples Rodway
Staples Rodway, the New Zealand accountancy firm, has appointed Mike Rudd as Director of Tax in its Auckland office.
Mike has more than 16 years experience of New Zealand and UK tax and, before joining Staples Rodway, was an Executive Director with Ernst & Young in Auckland.
He started his career in the Inland Revenue Department, before moving into a “big four” firm. He spent 5 years working in the UK including as the European Tax Director for Technicolor where he had first-hand experience as the purchaser of tax services, and planning and implementing the multi-national structuring of corporate entities and intellectual property.
Mike is an experienced tax advisor who works with clients across the technology, finance, manufacturing and property sectors, with a focus on business structuring, including international structuring and planning. This includes the treatment of intellectual property, intangibles and the use of limited partnerships and other look-through vehicles.
Mike has provided expert comment in external publications and has presented numerous times on tax related topics in a variety of forums, including NZICA events, and client and staff seminars. He is passionate about communicating complex tax issues clearly and simply and ensuring that clients understand their options.