Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd was formed in 2016 with the merging of Sewell & Wilson Ltd and Carey Hood & Co Ltd. In 2018 Gregor Vallely Chartered Accountants Ltd joined the team.
The strengths of Spooner, Hood & Redpath Ltd are in our quality of service and our experience.
We are a general practice but have considerable experience and expertise in a number of sectors including agriculture, health, small business, the Maori sector, education and the motor industry. We also have a growing audit and review practice.
In addition to clients based in and around the wider Whanganui region, we also service business and farming clients throughout New Zealand.
We are a team of dedicated professionals totally committed to the needs of our clients and focussed on earning the confidence of our clients by providing quality and timely service in our position as the client’s primary business advisor.
This confidence is achieved by developing a relationship of mutual respect with our clients.
We are proud of our achievements and are well known for our reliable and quality business advice.
Glenn Spooner - CA
Glenn is a qualified Chartered Accountant. After working for another CA firm in Wanganui, Glenn moved to London, working for the National Health Service. He returned to New Zealand in October 2007 and joined the Sewell & Wilson Ltd team.
Glenn became a Director in September 2012. He works with many of our farming and some of our larger commercial clients. Glenn is a member of the local Business Network International (BNI) Group. Glenn’s home town is Wanganui. He is a keen golfer and hunter.
Brent Hood - CA
Brent has been a Chartered Accountant since 2004. Brent started his career working for Deloitte as an Auditor for 6 years in New Zealand, The United States and the United Kingdom. When he returned to New Zealand, Brent joined BDO Wellington as an Audit Manager for 2 years before moving into a commercial role with Reading New Zealand Limited where he worked as a senior accounting manager.
Brent returned to Whanganui in 2012 and became a director of Carey, Hood & Co in 2014.
Brent’s experience extends across a wide range of industries including retail/wholesale, manufacturing, utilities, financial services, infrastructure and the public sector which gives him a broad range of experience to draw upon.
Brent’s interests outside of work include fishing and golf.
Peter Redpath - CA
Peter spent 19 years in chartered accountancy in Wanganui before joining Sewell & Wilson Ltd and becoming a Director in 2006. He works in Business Advisory Services and specialises in Farm Accounting.
Peter has been a Chairman of the Local Leadership Team of the Wanganui Branch of NZ Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is from a farming background and was educated in Gisborne and at Massey University. Sporting interests include basketball and golf.
Aaron Toy - CA
Aaron has been a qualified Chartered Accountant since 1998 with a mix of experience working for Chartered Accounting firms and in the Corporate Sector. He has worked for large New Zealand Corporates including Fletcher Challenge Forest, Fonterra, Energy Direct NZ and TRS Tyre & Wheel, as well as spending five years based in London working for Jardine Lloyd Thompson.
Aaron started with Spooner Hood & Redpath in February 2019 and became a Director in May 2020.
Aaron has experience across a large number of industries and has extensive knowledge and experience working with large data and implementing systems and processes to assist users in making best use of the information they have available to them.
Aaron is Wanganui born and bred and after leaving for a while to see the big wide world has been back in his home town since 2009. Outside of work Aaron is actively involved in playing and coaching a variety of different sports.