Lower Hutt Office
Physical Address: 497 Hutt Road, Alicetown, Lower Hutt
Postal Address: PO Box 39151, Wellington Mail Centre, 5045
Phone: (04) 589 5533
Fax: (04) 589 5580
Mubina Merchant - Regional Manager
Mubina joined Education Services in June 2015 as a Client Officer, Hamilton. She became a Manager in June 2017 at the Hamilton office and then in January 2019 has been appointed as the Regional Manager of our Lower Hutt office. Prior to joining Education Services, Mubina She worked with Inland Revenue for 14 years in various positions. She emigrated from India in the year 2000. Her qualifications are Bachelors in Accountancy and Finance, and Diplomas in Finance and Computer Programming. She knows the importance of self management and time management due to managing her two very busy sporty kids who are into rowing and soccer. She loves adventurous activities.
Andrea Rodgers - Client Officer
Andrea came to the company in July 2001 from a sole charge office position, which has given her a good grounding in all things accounts related. Andrea is responsible for over 20 clients and also performs a key role regarding training and quality control. Andrea‘s outgoing personality and sense of humour make her contribution to the team second to none. At home Andrea enjoys craft work and reading.
Diane Allan - Client Officer
Diane started with the company in January 2014. Diane’s extensive experience in accounting, finance, and the education sector stands her in good stead for her role as Client Officer for over 20 clients. Diane’s interests include dancing, reading, and puzzles.
Maria Pretorius - Client Officer
Maria joined the team in January 2016. Maria has many years experience in accounts with both private companies and government departments. Maria’s portfolio continues to grow and is approaching 20 clients. In her spare time Maria enjoys the outdoors, entertaining, and she is a keen supporter of cycling.
Kyle Ling – Client Officer
Kyle joined the team in September 2017 after completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Victoria University with a major in accounting and taxation, and a minor in commercial law. Kyle has a portfolio of around 15 clients as a Client Officer. In his spare time Kyle enjoys the outdoors, tramping, basketball and spending time with friends and family. Kyle also has a huge passion for food.
Jessica Nguyen – Client Officer
Jessica is the newest Client Officer to join the Lower Hutt team. She graduated from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies, majoring in finance. For the previous 3 years before joining Education Services Jessica worked in retail. Outside of work Jessica enjoys reading, baking and spending time with her family.
Julie Morris – Administration Officer
Julie started with the company in October 2017, working part time as our Administration officer. Julie has 2 school aged children. Julie has joined our team as after taking a break to look after her children, Julie has12 years of experience working in the banking industry. As a family we enjoy Upper Hutt’s bush walks.
Craig Anderson - Chief Information Officer/Associate General Manager
Craig started with Education Services in January 1993, coming to the firm after graduating from Massey University with a Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS) in Accountancy. Learning the ropes as a client officer for 12 months, Craig then took up the challenge of opening an office in Lower Hutt. With more than 15 years experience in financial reporting for the education sector Craig’s key to success is having great staff around him, and a comprehensive understanding of the sometimes complicated Education Financial Reporting requirements. While not at work Craig enjoys doing triathlons, mountain biking and DIY.
Iain McFarland - IT Administration Officer
Iain recently joined our IT department, coming from studying IT – Networking at Weltec. Iain previously spent a number of years living in Japan, looking to turn his skills in a new direction. Outside of work Iain likes to cycle, camp, hike and work on improving his photography.
Jason Firth - IT Administration Officer
Jason completed a diploma in information technology at Weltec – majoring in programming. He has been working as a manager in a technology store until he recently joined our IT department looking to grow, develop and gain proficiency in helping with the day to day needs of an IT department. In his spare time he likes to read, explore new areas with his partner and catch up on his favourite TV shows.