Our Team

John Midgley


John has accumulated 30+ years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant advising clients on Business, Accounting and Tax matters. He is a clear thinker able to easily and simply transfer his knowledge and experience to appreciative clients. Financial Forecasts, Business Consulting and Coaching and Tax Mitigation, are all part of John’s inventory of services.

Email: JHMidgley@midgleys.co.nz

Jane Midgley

IMG_2705Jane helped with the formation of Midgley Partners and fills the role of Business Manager and administrator, making good use of her Commerce Degree. Jane has been the force in bringing up four children and now enjoys being actively involved in advising some of Midgley Partners’ women clients. Out of work she enjoys reading a good book and experimenting with new cooking recipes.

Email: JPMidgley@midgleys.co.nz

Adam Coleman

IMG_2747 Adam is a Chartered Accountant with close to a decade’s business advisory experience and tax. He is adept in dealing with a wide range of industries from trades, adventure tourism through to larger commercial businesses. Adam is warm personable and keen to develop long-term relationships with his clients.


Email: AColeman@midgleys.co.nz

Tom Verdonk


Tom graduated from the University of Otago in 2012 with a Commerce degree majoring in Accounting and Economics. Being born and breed in North Otago Tom has developed an interest in working with our rural clients. Tom enjoys working with clients through the unique business and tax situations faced in the rural industry. Outside the office Tom spends his time hunting, fishing and playing rugby in the winter.

Email: TVerdonk@midgleys.co.nz

Brenda Lister


Brenda has worked at Midgley Partners since mid-2012. She completed a NZ Diploma of Business at ARA and now holds an Accounting Technician qualification with CAANZ. Brenda is currently studying towards a Bachelor of Applied Management at CPIT. She is Xero Certified and is the go-to person for Xero. In her spare time she likes to keep fit by running, going to the gym and playing indoor netball.

Email: BLister@midgleys.co.nz

George Hardwick-Smith

George graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Accounting & Taxation, before starting at Midgley Partners as an accountant. He comes from rural Taranaki, but has strong farming connections on the outskirts of Geraldine and family ties to Wanaka. He is well practiced in many different accounting software packages, being the in-house go to for MYOB products & is also Xero Certified. George is studying to become a Chartered Accountant. Outside the office George is fond of the outdoors, playing rugby competitively, snowboarding and mountain biking whenever he has the chance.

Email: GHardwick-Smith@midgleys.co.nz

Kimberley van Drongelen

Kimberley has joined Midgley Partners as the Office Administrator. Kimberley has over 10 years’ experience working in customer service and office administration.  She is currently working towards a Certificate in Bookkeeping to expand her knowledge in accounts administration processes.  Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her young family and mountain biking.

Email: KvanDrongelen@midgleys.co.nz

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