Darren Knight acquired the business on 1st April 2016 when the founders Mark Middleton and Sheryl Holland retired. Darren has spent the last 12 years growing a successful accounting practice in the Warkworth/North Auckland region and is now enjoying the exciting new challenge at M&H. Like Mark and Sheryl, Darren is also passionate about property investment and has worked closely with and assisted to develop and sell many small to medium sized businesses. Darren has also owned retail businesses providing first-hand experience of everything from pricing through to HR issues that all small business owners face. He prides himself on effective communication and being able to assist clients with their business. Darren has a young family and his interests include surfing, fishing, travelling, good food, and wine.
Anita joined the M & H team in May 2016. She is a qualified NZ Chartered Accountant and has a Master Degree in Business Administration from the University of Sydney. She has extensive experience in various sized public practice including the Big 4 since 1998, specialises in tax, accounting and business advisory services.
Anita began her career as a banker, sharebroker and financial analyst with ANZ and ASB Bank until she took up a role as investigator with Inland Revenue. She enjoys helping clients and working with new technology. She is an accredited Xero Live consultant and provided financial accounting services to a variety of clients operating in a range of industries, managing existing client relationships and providing them with day-to-day business and tax advice. She is also responsible for providing advice on business structure and business planning. In her spare time, Anita enjoys travelling with her husband, pilates, reading and spending time with friends.
Libra joined the M& H team in 2016. She previously worked in an accounting taxation firm for 3 years. Libra graduated with a Bachelor and Graduate Diploma in Accounting and is currently studying towards her CA qualification. In her spare time, she loves doing yoga, Zumba and enjoys travelling with her family.
Rangika joined Middleton Holland in 2003 after working for Ernst & Young in Sri Lanka as a Senior Auditor for four years. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and has a degree in Accountancy. Rangika loves to spend the weekends with her active three-year-old son and her family and would like to travel around the world someday.
Rajeshrie settled in NZ with her family in 2003. Originally from South Africa, she worked as an Office Manager & Bookkeeper for the family’s construction business for 9 years. Since 2003 she has worked in the same field until joining M & H in 2008. At M&H Raj is the Banklink and Xero Administrator. She has a bachelor of business degree majoring in Accounting and is presently studying towards her CA qualification. Raj is supported by her loving husband and 3 adorable children.
Lisa joined the M & H team in 2017 and comes to us with years of book keeping experience. She completed her Accountancy degree in 2017, and now enjoys helping clients navigate upcoming tax liabilities such as provisional and terminal tax in a down to earth approachable manner. She lives on a lifestyle block with her husband, three adult children, three llamas, two dogs, three cats and fourteen chickens!
Sara joined the M & H team in 2017. Prior to joining M & H, Sara worked in the accounts department for Pita Pit’s head office. She has a Bachelor of Accountancy and is currently working towards her CA qualification. In her spare time, she loves hanging out with her friends and taking her dog for walks on the beach.
Chandima joined Middleton Holland in 2008. She has over 10 years’ experience as a professional accountant and worked as Senior Auditor for Price Waterhouse Coopers in Sri Lanka before joining M & H. She is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants and The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a degree in Accountancy. She is also an accredited Xero Live consultant. She has one adorable baby and loves to spend as much time as possible with her family. She enjoys getting to know people and loves to travel.