Meet the team

At Staples Rodway we are anything but cookie cutter bean counters. It’s our people that set us apart. Get to know the people that make Staples Rodway tick.

Chris Lynch

Chris is an experienced tax and audit advisor with a solid background in property, engineering, business, oil and gas, agriculture, transport and local government. Chris has a longstanding reputation with Taranaki businesses for giving practical, sound advice that works. His clients rely on him to provide effective advice on tax and business structures and communicating complex tax issues clearly and simply to ensure that clients understand their options.

He has over 35 years experience and has been a Director of Staples Rodway since 1991 and Managing Director since 2009. Chris is a trustee of many well known Taranaki organisations and is a member of the Board of Directors of Staples Rodway New Zealand Limited, Staples Rodway Asset Management Limited and Staples Rodway Superannuation Limited. He is passionate about giving back to the community and adding value to businesses, promoting the culture of ‘doing more than our job’ for clients and in the voluntary work we do throughout the firm.

  • Effective taxation structure
  • Business structures for inbound and outbound investments
  • Governance
  • Succession planning
  • Property transactions, particularly for developers
  • Non-resident contractors
  • General business development and strategic direction advice
  • Property
  • Engineering
  • Professional Service Firms
  • Agriculture
  • Transport
  • Local Government
  • Member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Business Studies (Massey University)


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