Company Director, Importer/Exporter - with expertise in other unrelated areas such as International Education, Property Investment and the Not For Profit Sector. Skilled cross-cultural negotiator, champion of charities and Professional Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Problem solver. Member of NZ Institute of Directors. Currently holding Directorships of numerous companies. A passionate advocate of the native reforestation of the Christchurch Port Hills and Banks Peninsula; committed to leaving our environment in better condition for future generations.
Alan has been a self-employed accountant for over 25 years and is passionate about assisting small to medium-sized businesses to achieve their potential both in a business and personal capacity. Outside of business, he enjoys tennis and a good game of cards.
Alan and his wife Lynda are the parents of 6 children all of whom have followed in his footsteps as accountants.
John Abrahamson is by training a chemical engineer and has specialised in particle technology, with varied research and industrial interests including prediction of snow avalanches and dust collection from airflows. He has researched and consulted in NZ, UK, USA and Germany. He has been awarded an FRS(NZ) for his scientific work. His long period of teaching at the University of Canterbury was followed by a decade as CTO in a Christchurch spin-off company, successfully developing a new long-life lead-acid battery for hybrid vehicles. He enjoys walking, running and biking on the Port Hills, and hill-side home gardening.
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