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Meet our team

Darren Knight

Darren Knight

Director

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.


Rangika Perera

Rangika Perera

Senior Accountant

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.


Chandima Wijiesundara

Chandima Wijiesundara

Senior Accountant

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.


Udeshika Jayasinghe

Udeshika Jayasinghe

Accountant

Udeshika joined M&H team in 2019. She started her seventeen years professional accounting career with Deloitte Sri Lanka as an Accountant. Udeshika then spent 13 years growing with a subsidiary of a multinational logistics company, Toll Global Forwarding Sri Lanka as the Director of Finance. And prior to joining M&H, Udeshika worked as an Accountant for Thirty Seven South Limited.

Udeshika is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka and holds a degree in Business Administration.

Having completed her MBA at the University of Otago recently, Udeshika is passionate to work for a visionary and growing business to reach new heights. Udeshika says, "I'm very excited to be part of a team that I have heard such great things about. I have a passion for the organisation and working with people. I look forward to bringing my skills to the team."

In her free time, Udeshika loves to travel, explore new countries and enjoys spending time in our outdoor natural environment.


Sara-Jane Rajwer

Sara-Jane Rajwer

Junior Accountant

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.


Lisa Rajwer

Lisa Rajwer

Senior Administrator

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!


Victoria Philips

Victoria Phillips

Receptionist

Victoria joined the M & H team in 2018. Prior to joining M & H, Victoria worked in an administration role within another accounting practice in the Waikato. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and catching up with friends and family.