Mike Davis BBS CA CPP - Director
Mike completed a BBS (Fin. Accy), majoring in Accounting and Finance, and continued his qualifications and experience to be accepted as a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as a Chartered Accountant and holder of a Certificate of Public Practice. He now has his own practice where, from offices in Waikanae, covers both the Wellington and Kapiti regions.
On leaving school Mike completed his Fitting & Turning Apprenticeship in 1984 and progressed to become Factory Manager at William Cable Limited.
Mike and his wife Melanie left New Zealand in 1990 to travel throughout America, Canada, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East and Asia. After 8 years of travel and work in England they returned home to New Zealand.
Outside of work Mike’s passions include classic cars, tramping, engineering, hockey and enjoying life with his wife and three children.
"Please feel free to contact me if you wish to discuss our services."
Lisa-Jean Foote BAcc CA – Chartered Accountant
Davis & Co Chartered Accountants are really excited to have Lisa-Jean Foote join the team!
Lisa-Jean is an Accountant who is passionate about building strong relationships with clients to work out their goals and help reach them. She understands the puzzle accounting can be and likes to take care of the problems you may not even know you had. You can then relax, doing more of what you enjoy. Lisa-Jean keeps it simple, explaining things in plain English. No complicated jargon here.
Davis & Co is a Xero Gold Partner and Lisa-Jean compliments this as she is a Xero Certified guru.
Lisa-Jean brings experience not only in accounting and taxation, but in many facets of administration, managing business and staff, hospitality and customer services.
Feel free to call Lisa-Jean to discuss your accounting needs and to find out how easy it is to move to Davis & Co Chartered Accountants.
Kelly Smith - Practice Manager
Kelly has been with Davis & Co since May 2015, returning to the workforce after extensive travelling and raising a family.
Before joining us Kelly worked on cruise ships for eight years where she met her husband, Jon, and returned to the beautiful Kapiti Coast to raise a family. She enjoys yoga, spending time down the beach with her family (which includes a very excitable French Bulldog called Jethro) and tries to get out on her mountain bike as often as she can.
Kelly is a currently one of the top extramural students at Massey University studying for a Bachelor of Accountancy which is evidenced by winning the First Year Distance Student Academic Award in 2014.
Kelly is a Certified Xero Advisor
Feel free to call Kelly to discuss your Xero queries and to find out how easy it is to move to Davis & Co Chartered Accountants.
Don Foote AT - Accountant
Originally a Sheep Shearer, Don then changed to become an Accountant for various Chartered Accounting firms and an inhouse accountant for small businesses. As an experienced Xero user and Xero Certified Advisor, Don brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in various industries such as wine, publishing, viticulture and small business. When Don isn’t hard at work, he loves to spend time in his garden, at live music gigs, or cooking really interesting food.
Mandy Evans – Office Administrator
Mandy is the newest addition to the Davis and Co team, joining in September, 2018. Mandy is an English expat enjoying life on the Kapiti Coast. Mandy emigrated in 2009 and hasn’t looked back since.
During her career, Mandy has frequently been under the ‘admin’ umbrella, performing a variety of tasks for some very interesting organisations. As the IT world has changed and developed so have Mandy’s skills. For a while Mandy was an IT Tutor, teaching IT software packages to employees working for a large pharmaceutical company. Mandy’s a bit of an all-rounder and enjoys the challenge of embracing new skills, meeting new people and delivering quality results.
In her spare time Mandy enjoys spending quality time with family and friends, taking the dog for long walks on the beach and gardening. Mandy also occasionally dabbles in a bit of painting (both the arty sort and DIY).