Dave Mathieson
Dave MathiesonDirector
Dave completed his Bachelor of Commerce degree and Post Graduate Diploma in Finance at University of Otago in 1991 and then became a Chartered Accountant in 1992. He also is a member of New Zealand Institute of Primary Management.

Dave was a Director at Myers & Co Limited since 2003 and set up MCA on 1 April 2011 so that he could create an accounting practice that goes beyond the numbers to the drivers that really drive business success.

Dave and his wife, Lynda have 6 children, the oldest 22 and the youngest 12 so he keeps pretty busy most of the time. When he’s not spending time with family, Dave can be found either on his bike on the back roads of Canterbury, kayaking down a river or at the supermarket restocking the fridge full of food!

Byron Pearson
Byron PearsonManager
Byron is a Chartered Accountant and a member of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants with over 20 years in helping and advising clients. He specialises in providing assurance services for a wide range of organisations. These services include audits, reviews and systems analysis.

Byron moved to Ashburton from the UK with his wife Mary and is enjoying the Ashburton lifestyle with their 4 children.

When not working, Byron can be found down on the starting gun at the athletics track with the children or out on the soccer pitch coaching the Mid Canterbury girls’ soccer team. He still loves playing soccer himself whenever possible.

Rene Artz
Rene ArtzBusiness Development Manager
René is our Business Services Manager. René has a passion for business and advisory. He has worked as a New Zealand Trade & Enterprise Regional Business Partner in Mid Canterbury and Selwyn and formerly as Executive Manager for Business Mid Canterbury.

With a successful history in economic development, fund management and banking René has developed an extensive commercial background that is complemented by postgraduate qualifications in commerce and property, both from Lincoln University.

René is involved in Ashburton Toastmasters and enjoys a range of outdoor pursuits, from chasing Rakaia salmon to hiking in the Southern Alps with his wife Lauretta and their 3 young children.

Sandra Connor
Sandra ConnorAccountant
Sandra has 18 years of experience working in an accountant’s office.

In her spare time Sandra’s hobbies include reading, gardening and spending time with her husband and two teenage children

Helen Harnett
Helen HarnettAccountant
Helen has spent 28 years working in an accountant’s office, with the knowledge she has gained from those years she has experience is most areas of accounting.

With a husband and a teenage daughter by her side Helen enjoys keeping fit by regularly walking half marathons in all districts of the South Island. Her other hobby outside of walking is gardening which she has a keen eye for.

Harry Waddell
Harry WaddellAccountant
Harry has recently completed a Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the University of Canterbury. He is now studying towards a Master of Commerce Degree at the University of Canterbury. During the holidays he returns to work full time with us.

Outside of work and study, Harry enjoys outdoor pursuits such as fishing and hunting.

Katy Wade
Katy WadeAccountant
Katy joined Mathieson Chartered Accountants in 2016. She previously worked with Dave for 3 years after completing her Bachelor of Commerce and Management at Lincoln University. Katy has over 7 years experience in a Chartered Accountants office and is now an Associate Chartered Accountant.

Katy is born and bred in Canterbury. She and her husband have farmed in the region except for a period of sharemilking in Otago. She has a good understanding of the administration/financial aspects required to run a farming operation and is often called her Husband’s PA.

In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family, enjoys playing hockey and watching rugby, and is involved with the local Playcentre Parents Committee.

Lynn Rouse
Lynn RouseGST Clerk
Lynn, our in-house GST Clerk, has been doing GST ever since it was introduced. She has spent all her working life working in an accountant’s office.

With a husband at her side and two grown up children and a granddaughter she is a busy lady. Outside of that Lynn enjoys travelling and keeping fit.

Pauline Harrison-Lee
Pauline Harrison-LeeAccountant
With an accounting knowledge spanning 30+ years, Pauline is an ACA and Xero Adviser who has a real interest working with Trades.

Pauline and husband Richard own and operate a trade service business and when not deep in the books Pauline enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, gardening, and reading.

Lynda Mathieson
Lynda MathiesonEmployment Relations Consultant
Lynda Mathieson has 14 years of Employment Law and HR experience. She is a member of the HRINZ (Human Resource Institute of New Zealand) and attended Employment Law studies at the University of Canterbury.

Lynda’s experience included being Practice Manager for New Zealand’s leading Orthodontic practice and being a HR Manager for a top national construction company. These required a high level of compliance, employee professional development, as well as a large volume of recruitment and complex employment agreements and resolutions.

At the weekends Lynda tries her hardest to keep up with Dave cycling as fast as she can.