Marilyn is a Director of Tandem Group Chartered Accountants, a leading firm in the accountancy field with offices in New Plymouth and Hawera, Taranaki.
Marilyn is head of her field with extensive experience in rural and commercial accounting. Her detailed knowledge of governance, economic, business development and financial management issues has underpinned her involvement as an advisor to many business Board of Directors and management teams.
Marilyn has been a business mentor for 20 years and is a past and present judge of the Taranaki Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards and is also involved in an advisory capacity. She is the editor and one of the authors of Farming Accounting NZ; a bi-monthly farm accounting publication.
In 2014, Marilyn was awarded a Fellowship by the Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand for her outstanding work in the industry.
Marilyn is very passionate about Taranaki and her involvement as trustee of the Taranaki Vehicle Events Trust is another avenue for her to make a difference. The desire to enliven the province, create recreation and wellbeing for all ages through the Americarna event, is a driving force behind her commitment to the trust. Marilyn comes from a family of vehicle enthusiasts.
Outside of her professional activities, Marilyn’s interests encompass photography, travel, family activities, music and technology.