Our Directors

Alexander & Co. Ltd's Board of Directors are responsible for and promoting continued excellence and growth of the business. The directors include Steve Alexander, the company's founder, and a team of prominent business leaders whose experience gives the company solid direction and professional corporate governance.


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Steve Alexander
 Director & Founder

Steve founded Alexander & Co. Ltd in 2000 to tackle the New Zealand building industry's weathertightness problems. During his work in construction, Steve saw the standard of workmanship and knowledge drop, while legal disputes increased. Instead of leaving, he wanted to fix the problem. With Alexander & Co,. he pioneered a profession so new to the country that staff had to be sourced from the United Kingdom. An accredited advisor with a diploma in Dispute Resolution, Steve continues to seek cutting-edge thinking by attending regular international conferences. Steve's career is underpinned by his desire for change, working to transform the industry so that structures are built to last.

 


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Peter Speakman
 Director

Peter brings over 20 year's experience and expertise in tax and company law to Alexander and Co. Ltd In his practice at Speakman Law he has been instrumental in the handling of commercial aspects of many large transactions, including advising Auckland Energy Consumer Trust on Vector's acquisition of United Networks. A frequent contributor to the CCH NZ Tax Planning Reports, Peter also authored the business sale, amalgamation and takeovers sections of the Brookers Commercial Precedents. He is a respected keynote speaker and has appeared at numerous seminars and conferences. Peter is a keen sportsman, coaches junior cricket and is the representative grade convener for the juniors at the Parnell Cricket Club.

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Michael Roberts
 Director

Michael brings a unique perspective to Alexander & Co. Ltd, with extensive experience in the taxation of land transactions, trusts, restructuring, GST and the broad spectrum of tax issues facing SMEs. Michael began his career at Deloitte's London in 1979. Shortly after, he established a company in Vancouver then returned to Auckland in 1984, where he worked as a sole practitioner. He later incorporated his practice as M J Roberts and Associates Ltd. After working with Blackmore Virtue and Owens as a tax partner for nearly a decade, Michael re-established his own practice as M. Roberts and Associates Ltd.

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