Doug came into accounting by a road less travelled: Venturing forth in youthful enthusiasm from a secluded hill country valley and completing a B. Agri Sci at Massey, and heading to Southland for a stint as a MAF Farm Advisor in Southern Southland.
Following that was a period valuing and farm consulting based in Dannevirke, ( a worse climate than Southland), then returning to Southland for an 11 year tenure at the then Southland Polytech, teaching Trade Cert Farming and Farm Management. And (unbelievably, in the light of his current tech phobia), some computer classes too! Things were different in those days, “e” was for entertainment as much as it was for education. Studying some Otago Uni accounting papers (near enough I say ) then teaming up with Brett to help establish Flintoffs twenty odd ( very odd) years ago focusing on working with farming clients. Doug now brings 40 years of experience in farm and small business management to the table, with a practical approach and an emphasis on communication.