Our People



The dedication, experience and down to earth, friendly nature of our people are key to the success of your business.  We provide a mix of both contemporary systems and traditional convention and start by working out your individual objectives and circumstances and then apply our accounting solutions to achieve the very best outcome.

The Nelson office of Thompson Daly & Co, operates from Hardy Street, with six chartered accountants and five support staff.

The Richmond Office consists of eight staff and offers a diverse range of professional skills and expertise.  We are committed to keeping ourselves up to date with the latest training in order to meet your personal and business financial needs.

Wayne Anderson

Chartered Accountant and Partner (B.Com C.A., Certificate of Public Practice)

Email: wayne@tdca.co.nz                              ddi: 03 543 7040


In his 25 years as a chartered accountant, Wayne has worked with small and medium sized businesses as well as large corporates.  He has experienced many different aspects of the local and global financial markets over the years, having worked for large financial organisations such as Price Waterhouse Coopers and Tate Communications. This experience enables him to provide his clients with knowledgeable financial advice and good business systems. 

Wayne’s clients come from a wide range of fields including the horticulture, contracting, engineering and professional industries.  He also has an interest in Family Trusts including protecting assets and efficient tax allocation.

Wayne prides himself on being approachable and available at any time and he has genuine concern for his clients.

Outside of work, Wayne likes spending time with his wife and three sons and has always been a very active member of the sporting community.  In particular, he has enjoyed a 15year career as a New Zealand Touch Rugby Representative and is President of the Nelson Touch Association. He is also involved in the sport as a coach for the Nelson and Tasman under 17’s and Tasman open touch teams.  He is Treasurer of Tasman Athletics and also plays and coaches soccer.  He believes being a successful coach requires a high level of commitment, an organised approach and a good game plan; you can always expect this from Wayne both on and off the field.


Robbie Reynolds

Chartered Accountant and Partner (B.Com (Hort), PG Dip Com C.A., Certificate of Public Practice, Member of the Institute of Directors)

Email: Robbie@tdca.co.nz                             ddi: 03 543 7042


Robbie’s 15 years in the accountancy world is complimented by a strong rural background. His extensive knowledge of issues facing rural businesses today comes from his experience of growing up on a farm and owning a commercial blackcurrant growing operation based in Tapawera.

Being a chartered accountant allows him to combine his interest in farming with his interest in finance.  His wealth of experience in the rural sector has grown him a strong client base within the farming industry.  He also has many clients in other sectors such as horticulture, contracting, engineering and professional industries. 

Over the years, he has experienced both the highs and lows of farming and his knowledge can assist young farmers starting out who are full of enthusiasm but need a little guidance and experience to help them achieve their goals. 

In his spare time, Robbie can be found working on the farm and enjoying all that a rural life has to offer with his wife and young family.  He supports the Marlborough Monitor Dairy Farm Project and Diary Business Group.  He also provides accounting for Non-Profit organisations clubs such as the Tapawera Area Rugby Club, Fire Brigade, Emergency Services and the Tapawera Show.



Ben Wouts

Chartered Accountant (B.Com C.A.)

Email: ben@tdca.co.nz                                     ddi: 03 543 7044


A new arrival to Thompson Daly, Ben joined the firm as a Senior Accountant in 2014.  He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the role having worked in the industry for 25years.

In addition to providing general accounting services, Ben also specialises in rural accounting.

He enjoys working at Thompson Daly Chartered Accountants as it not only provides solid and reliable accounting advice but it also focuses on helping younger businesses grow too.  Ben believes in hard work and strong family values and prides himself on being honest and straight up, important traits he brings to the company and its clients.

Ben can often be seen on the weekends riding around Nelson-Tasman on his 1997 Harley Davidson Super Glide motorbike.  He is also passionate about football and enjoys watching Manchester United as well as local games and was involved in Nelson football for a number of years.  Now that his children have grown up, he and his wife, love to travel overseas as well as around New Zealand and says his ideal job would be to combine his passion for motorcycles and travel by becoming a ride coordinator for motorcycle trips around South America.



Kadie James


Email: Kadie@tdca.co.nz              ddi: 03 543 7041


Kadie, a Murchison native, is considered the ‘backbone’ of the office and organises the smooth completion of all the behind the scenes accountancy work. She started with the company nearly ten years ago as an office junior and has worked her way up to an Accountant. In addition to her busy role she is also studying for her Chartered Accountancy qualifications part-time. 

As a collective group, she believes that Thompson Daly has a wealth of knowledge to help grow and develop older well-established businesses as well as younger companies. Kadie looks after general accounts, GST and works closely with a variety of clients in the forestry, horticulture and subdivision sectors.

Kadie is involved within the local community and each rugby season volunteers her time to the Murchison Rugby Club, catering for the club and its visitors.

In between her studies and job at Thompson Daly, Kadie enjoys working on home decoration and garden projects. She has a passion for food and fresh local ingredients and loves to cook for friends and family, it is well worth ensuring any appointments booked at the Richmond office coincide with baking day!







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