Firm Profile

At Osborne Group we are committed to forming close partnerships with our clients, enabling us to understand your unique situation and customise the assistance we provide to suit your requirements. Our commitment to excellence is evident in our hardworking team and the exceptional service we offer.

Our enthusiasm for our work means you get a friendly team of professionals eager to use their expertise to help you succeed!

Jason Osborne

Managing Director 
FCA, BBS (Acct), Dip Bus Stud (Finance)

jason@osbornegroup.co.nz

Born and bred in the Wairarapa from a farming background, Jason has many years experience providing specialised accounting advice to Wairarapa clients including the rural community, investors and small business.

Prior to establishing Osborne Group in 2007, Jason spent 7 years as Executive Officer with sole financial charge of a multimillion dollar Wairarapa organisation and 4 years specialising in farm accounting with a Masterton accountancy firm.

Jason derives satisfaction from being able to add value when providing accounting and related services of the highest quality.

Gavin Hodder

Associate Director
MInstD

gavin@osbornegroup.co.nz

Gavin joined forces with Osborne Group in January 2012. Born in the Wairarapa and from a family background of farming in Carterton, Gavin has had extensive business experience in both Chartered Accounting firms and large corporates at a multinational level and local New Zealand level.

Roles that he has previously held include Accounting Manager, Finance Manager, Corporate Services Manager, and Chief Financial Officer.

Gavin's focus is on delivering high quality business solutions to both Osborne Group and our clients and offering his experience that has been gained over the years.

       
Melanie Edwards

Senior Accountant

melanie@osbornegroup.co.nz

Melanie has a NZ Diploma in Business and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand as an Accounting Technician. Mel has 8 years' experience in accountancy firms and has been with Osborne Group for over 2 years.

Born and raised in the Wairarapa, Mel comes from a horse riding family and enjoys horse riding in her spare time.

 

 

           

           

 

       
 

 Aleishia Redfern

 Client Services Administrator

 aleishia@osbornegroup.co.nz

Aleishia joined Osborne Group in November 2019, having returned to Wairarapa to be closer to family. She was raised here and attended Chanel College.

Aleishia is based in our Masterton office, and she enjoys spending time with her two beautiful dogs and her family.

 

 

Emma Howard

Accountant

emma@osbornegroup.co.nz

Emma has been with Osborne Group since 2014. She is one of our resident Bookkeepers and is also training to become an accountant.

Emma grew up in the Wairarapa and with a young family of her own she enjoys time spent with her partner, two adventurous boys and a new baby girl.

 

 

 

       
 
           
Enisa Guranda           

Accountant

enisa@osbornegroup.co.nz

Enisa joined us in November 2019. She grew up in Romania and Spain then moved to New Zealand when she was 15 years old. She speaks fluent Spanish and Romanian and is currently studying towards her Bachelor of Accountancy degree, which she aims to finish in the near future.

 

Enisa likes to spend time with her partner and her two dogs, going for hikes and has a passion for travel.

 


Heidi Lawson       

Accountant

heidi@osbornegroup.co.nz

Heidi joined the team in 2017 after three years of working in the accounts team at Tranzit Coachlines. She gained her Bachelors in Accountancy from Massey University in 2015 and is aiming towards becoming a Chartered Accountant in the near future.

Heidi enjoys living in rural Masterton with her three children who keep her busy and taking her dog for runs.

 

 

       
Jacqui Morland

Accountant

jacqui@osbornegroup.co.nz

Jacqui grew up in Wairarapa and had been the resident Financial Controller for Pain & Kershaw in Martinborough for many years before joining Osborne Group in 2017.

She lives in Greytown with her husband and two boys, who are locally schooled. Jacqui is based in the Greytown Office.

  Jade Williams

Accountant

jade@osbornegroup.co.nz       

Jade joined Osborne Group in October 2019 with four years of experience under her belt working in a local public accounting firm while gaining her bachelor's degree in accountancy.

Previous to this she worked in the plumbing industry. She is currently studying towards her

Chartered Accountancy and aims to finish next year.

 

Jade enjoys getting outside into nature with her two young children and husband in her spare time and socialising with her friends.  

       
  Jane Grabham

Practice Administrator

jane@osbornegroup.co.nz

Jane is based in our Greytown office, which is handy to her home in Featherston.

Jane has a background in the public sector, where she spent many years while living in Wellington. Jane and her husband moved to the Wairarapa in 2014 for the laid back lifestyle, and have two young sons.

 

  Matt Almond

Accountant

matt@osbornegroup.co.nz

Matt has been part of the team since October 2018. He holds a Master of Professional Accounting (Distinction) from Victoria University of Wellington, previously worked at PwC, and is currently working towards becoming Chartered.

Matt grew up on a kiwifruit farm in Te Puke and has a background in primary industry production, including: viticulture, wine, horticulture, crop farming and aquaculture. In his spare time Matt is out enjoying the outdoors with his partner and her two boys.

       
           
Melvin John
           

Accountant

melvin@osbornegroup.co.nz

Melvin joined the team with 10 years experience in the corporate world working for MNC's while in India. He is in the process of completing his Bachelors in Accountancy from Massey in 2019 and aims to  pursue Chartered Accountancy in the future.

He moved to Pahiatua from New Delhi, India, in 2012, where he lives with his wife and their son, who has recently started school. Melvin enjoys playing squash during his spare time, and is on the committee at Tararua Squash Club.
          

  Svetlana Dumanovskaya
          
Accountant           

svetlana@osbornegroup.co.nz

Svetlana joined the team in February 2018 after six and a half years at another accounting firm. She is studying to become a Chartered Accountant.

Svetlana is originally from Crimea, Ukraine. She has been a Wairarapa local since 2001, and in her spare time she enjoys going hiking, and is passionate about cars.

 

       
 

 

   

 


 

 

 


            
        
 
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