KPMG has generously supported EO Auckland for many years, recently renewing its commitment through to 2015.  We are excited to benefit from their expertise, both formally through their hosting of learning events, and also informally, as close relationships have been built between members and key KPMG people.

Tony McNaught leads the relationship with EO Auckland.  Tony became a partner at KPMG in 2000 and leads their Financial Advisory Services team.  His expertise spans several industries, including industrial, retail, FMCG, tourism, publishing, transport and logistics and import and distribution.  Tony specialises in advising clients on acquisitions for both public and private companies, divestments, management buyouts, valuations, mergers, joint ventures and a broad range of other commercial issues.  Members wishing to contact Tony for assistance can email him at

Paul McPadden is the National Managing Partner for Private Enterprise at KPMG. As well as advising clients on a broad range of domestic and international tax issues, Paul has been the head of KPMG’s research and development (R&D) incentives practice since 2006. This has involved advising clients on R&D tax credits and the wide range of grants available from central and local Government. Members wishing to contact Paul for assistance can email him at

Rod Harris is a Senior Manager in the Corporate Finance team.  His sector experience is diverse, spanning technology and IT services, manufacturing, healthcare, retail and heavy industry. Rod is particularly skilled at risk and financial analysis, elicited from 8 years of transaction and funding experience. These skills underpin his rigorous approach to managing debt and equity raisings, mergers and acquisitions, generating valuations and feasibility studies as they form part of executing expansion capital assignments.  Members wishing to contact Rod for assistance can email him at