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BCom, CA

Chris is a Cantabrian, who was educated at Christ's College and was awarded his Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Canterbury.  After one year as a graduate accountant working in the Auckland CBD, he returned home to work in the "Big Four" accounting firm environment and became a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2003. Chris joined Leech & Partners in 2006 and was made a Director in 2014.

Chris Smith

Although Chris has several years of focused agribusiness experience, the commercial sector is his speciality area, and he is engaged in business valuations and due diligence with respect to business sales and purchases, reviewing financial reporting requirements including specialising in New Zealand equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards, taxation research, management accounting, along with annual and periodic compliance.

Chris is married to Megan, and has two young children, Kelsey and Campbell. 

Chris' interests include being a keen member of the Canterbury Jockey Club, playing squash and spending time at his bach in Duvauchelle.  

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