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Graeme Rhodes

CA (PP), B.Com



Graeme Rhodes has worked in the accountancy profession since 1995, and became a director of Moore Stephens Markhams Christchurch in 2002.

Graeme has a broad knowledge of taxation and business accountancy issues, especially in the building and trade, wine/viticulture and service industries.

Outside of work his interests include most sports, with a particular interest in motorsports where he races an RX-7 with fellow director Paul Rickerby. Regularly involved in volunteer work, he is the treasurer for the Christ’s College Old Boys Association. Married to Kim, he has two sons.

Q & A

What’s your most essential tool of the trade? Personality, leadership and organisation.

What motivates you when the going gets tough? 5pm on Friday.

Intellect, willpower or technology – what’s most important for an accountant? All three, but add people skills as well.

Most unforgettable piece of advice? Play to win. Also – “just call him sir”.

Best moment of your career? Graduation – collected many bets as nobody thought I would.

What’s the number-one key to success in business? Personality, quick thinking, organised and leadership.

Calculator or mental arithmetic? Mental arithmetic.

What got you started in accountancy? My father.

Did you love mathematics as a child? Not really.

Favourite local haunt? No 21 Skyedale … otherwise somewhere in Merivale.

Essential Christchurch must-see when you’re playing tour guide for out-of-town friends? Ruapuna or a guided walk through the city so you know which building used to stand on which carpark.

Favourite outside-the-office pastime? Motor racing.

Can’t live without… My wife and kids.

Serious about your success?