Meet the team

We strive to develop long-term partnerships with our clients that are based on trust, commitment and integrity

Client relationships are of critical importance to us.

As we work side-by-side with you to achieve your goals, you’ll find it is our people and what they bring to the table that truly differentiates us.

Craig McCoy

Craig McCoy C.A, B.Com, (P.P)

Managing Director

Craig leads our business advisory team and has a wide variety of skills and experiences to call upon when working with his clients. With an extensive background in commercial banking and finance and also several successful businesses of his own, he is well placed to understand and overcome the challenges of business in today's demanding market place.

Craig employs a practical and solutions based approach to business advisory and with his proven record in developing and growing profitable businesses makes for a great ally with McCoy & Co Limited clients.


Richard Taylor C.A, B.Com., (P.P.)


Richard’s practical background coupled with his experience as a Chartered Accountant positions him well to provide practical solutions in complex scenarios.

Richard enjoys building relationships and working closely with businesses of all sizes, at all stages of the business lifecycle, and helping them overcome various challenges. These relationships allow Richard to understand what success means to his clients and how to achieve it.

Richards work encompasses compliance, advisory, strategy, financing, software implementation and support, succession planning and execution. He also works closely with financiers, stakeholders, and advising Boards.

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Bevan Ralfe C.A., B.Com


Bevan specialises in tax planning and structuring covering all aspects of direct and indirect taxation in New Zealand. Bevan's experience extends to providing pro-active advice to assist his tax and accounting clients with ever-changing compliance issues, helping to ensure that business structures continue to meet client objectives in terms of both flexibility and tax minimisation.

Bevan frequently advises clients on the tax aspects of business sales or purchases, property transactions and succession plans. Bevan also acts for clients migrating to and from New Zealand, or operating in the international business arena.

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Garth Snell C.A., B.Com, FCG, FGNZ, (P.P.)


Garth has accumulated a wealth of Chartered Accounting experience in both New Zealand and Australia since the early 1980's. Garth works with Craig and Richard leading the accounting services and business advisory teams. Working alongside small to medium-sized enterprises, covering a diverse range of industries, Garth takes pride in clients succeeding. He has Governance experience and was Chair of the Board of a National Sporting Organisation.

Garth enjoys guiding young accountants to fulfill their career aspirations and has been involved in the Chartered Accountant Australia New Zealand mentoring program.

His astute, practical, and personable approach is much appreciated by clients.


Sally Taylor B.Com, C.A.


Sally has been a Chartered Accountant since May 1982. Following a three year stint in the UK, she joined Rob in setting up practice in Tuam Street, Christchurch in 1987. Since then she has worked consistently as a public practice accountant while also raising three boys.

Sally enjoys being involved with her client’s businesses, meeting compliance needs as well as resolving issues and future planning. She has a special interest in helping women in business succeed.

Outside work Sally is never bored, being actively involved with the family as well as pursuing many, varied interests.


Rob Taylor B.Com, C.A. (P.P.)


Rob is an experienced general practitioner with in excess of 30 years in private practice, he started his own public practice in 1987. Taylor & Co was a well-respected local firm and held a reputation for client service, professionalism, and capability. The firm merged with McCoy & Co on the 1st of September 2020.

Rob provides a comprehensive range of services to a broad base of business, professional, and private clients with a focus on providing personal, professional service and finding practical solutions to business challenges. He has a keen interest in assisting business owners run their businesses efficiently and profitably, with an appropriate structure, financial plan, and succession plan.

Steve McCoy

Steve McCoy


Steve is a senior executive with over 30 years’ experience in both privately held and public listed businesses in a variety of industry sectors. Steve has experience on a number of Boards, and is a current member of the Institute of Directors. He provides clients with assistance in governance, board meeting facilitation, advisory board establishment, management, business growth planning and personnel development.

Steve has worked in New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Americas and has developed extensive networks in those areas which will be especially useful for clients who are considering expansion.

Steve has led acquisition transactions, joint venture and partnership arrangements to deliver projects and contractual programs.


Nicole Crisp


Michael Yeatman


Sam Waugh


Trudie Thorne


Rochelle Cottom


Olivia Pinnell


Tayla Wang


Feargal O'Connor


Margaret Waters


Leigh Hagan


Jude Johnstone


Nico Lerm


Charmaine Tan


Abigail Evans


Stephanie Marsh


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