Roger Hatrick-Smith

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Roger’s domestic and international business advisory experience spans 40 years. He has a deep understanding of the issues and challenges facing businesses wanting to grow both in New Zealand and offshore. He has advised many businesses through various stages of growth offering insights and knowledge acquired through many years of working closely with entrepreneurs and their businesses.

As a 10+ year partner at Ernst & Young, Roger initially was a consulting partner and after the sale of their consulting practice to Cap Gemini headed the Australasian public sector consulting practice for four years. Subsequently Roger was partner in charge of the Entrepreneurial Services and Transaction Advisory Services business units and was a member of the executive management group of the Firm.

Roger is a founding Director of VCFO Group Limited and Rockburgh Fund Services Limited and is responsible for the accounting and business advisory areas of the Firm.  He has experience across a number of business areas including commercial property management, property development and a range of young entrepreneurial start-up companies and provides advice on guidance on growth; access to capital; strategy commercialisation; valuations; and acquisitions and divestments.

Roger is a Chartered Accountant and has post graduate management qualifications from Massey University.