Our Directors are:-

Eric Parr

Eric Parr  (B.Com, C.A.)


027 438 0803

Eric joined Gabites in 1985 and became a director in 1987.

He has an extensive rural/business accounting background providing specialist advice in succession, structuring taxation and ongoing business advice to clients.

Eric is married with 3 adult children.

Outside interests include a keen interest in most sports and a community involvement through treasurer positions for The Ashburton Golf Club and ACADS (Ashburton Community Alcohol and Drug Service Inc.).



Ross Gibson

Ross Gibson  (B.Com, C.A.)


027 229 9787

Ross originally joined Gabites in 1985. After spending time in the UK where he held accounting and audit positions, he returned and was appointed a Director of Gabites in 2001. 

Ross specialises in providing all business advisory services, taxation and succession planning to clients, in both the agricultural and business sectors throughout the South Island. 

He is married and has four children.

Ross's interests away from work include boating, hunting, biking and most outdoor activities.




Aaron Edmond

Aaron Edmond  (B.C.M, C.A.)


021 206 8028

Aaron is a graduate of Lincoln University, and joined Gabites in 1996. After spending some time overseas which included holding senior Accounting and auditing positions in the UK, he returned to Gabites in 2008, and became a Director of Gabites in 2011.

Aaron provides advisory, compliance and taxation services to a wide variety of rural and business clients and enjoys working closely with his clients.

He is married with two children.

Aaron's interests outside of work are karate and spending time with his family.


Simon Wallis Simon Wallis  (B.Com(Ag), C.A.)


021 402 314

Prior to joining Gabites in 2008, Simon had a 13 year career in Rural Banking in both the South and North Islands.  Simon was appointed a Director of Gabites Ltd in 2018.  Simon is a graduate of both Lincoln and Massey Universities and comes from a family farming background. 

Simon provides a range of accountancy services across Rural and Business clients. Simon is also a member of the New Zealand Institute of Primary Industry Management.

Outside of work Simon enjoys time with his family, follows most sports and participation in the local pipe band.




Matt Batty

Matthew Batty   (B.Com, C.A.)


027 465 1323

Matt is a graduate of Canterbury University and joined Gabites in 2006. Matt was appointed as a Director of Gabites in 2019. 

Matt provides business advisory and taxation services to clients.

He has a partner and three children.

Matt's interests away from work include farming, mountain biking & tramping.



Our Consultant is:-

Philip Bean

Philip Bean  (C.A.)


027 438 0811

Philip joined Gabites in 1984 on leaving Ashburton College. In 1994 he gained admittance to the Institute of Chartered Accountants of New Zealand.

From 1996 to 2002 Philip worked between the United Kingdom, New Zealand and France before coming back permanently to New Zealand and Gabites in 2002. He became a director of Gabites in 2008.

Philip provides a wide range of accountancy services, consultancy and general taxation advice across both the Business and Rural sectors.





Our Associates are:-

Mark Cousins   (B.B.S, C.A.)


027 681 9191

Mark joined Gabites in 2017, becoming an Associate in 2019.

He supports the Directors in providing business advisory and taxation services to clients.

Mark is married with three children and has a lengthy background in playing and coaching sport in Mid Canterbury.



David Strijbis  (B.Com(Ag), C.A.)


021 378 084

David joined Gabites in 2018 and became an Associate in 2020. David has over 20 years' experience as a Senior Accountant including 15 years at Associate level.

He provides business advisory and taxation services to rural clients.

David is married to Karen and they have 4 adult children. Outside of work he enjoys the outdoors with the next tramp not too far from his mind.





Simon Cook  (B.Com, C.A.)


022 150 5506

Simon joined Gabites in 2012 after completing his Bachelor of Commerce degree at Canterbury University. He became an Associate in 2021.

He supports the Directors in providing business advisory and taxation services, with a particular interest in technical taxation issues.

Simon grew up on a farm on the outskirts of Ashburton and is married with two children. He regularly competes in endurance races and has a keen interest in travel.


Rural Accounting

Rural Accounting

Our expertise in rural accounting means we offer a wide range of services to assist your farming business.


Business Advisory Services

Business Advisory Services

Our knowledge and skills allow us to provide innovative, practical and value added solutions and services to our clients.

Accounting & Taxation

Accounting & Taxation

With over 30 highly skilled and motivated staff we provide all accounting and taxation services to the highest standard.