Kia Ora, My name is Wyndi Tagi and I am a Co-Owner and Co-Founder of WE Accounting.
On my mothers side, I am from Ati-Hau-Nui-A-Paparangi, on my dads side, I am of NZ European descent from England and Greece. Born in Taranaki, in a small town called Waverley, I moved to West Auckland before I was one, which is where I call home.
After my first breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, I decided that I wanted to ensure I lived my best life and I wasn’t interested in dying with regret. So I’ve been living into my purpose, which is to better the statistics of Māori and Pacifica people. WE Accounting is one of the many vehicles I drive for doing just that.
At WE, WE don’t just believe in a better future, WE are building it. Our Accounting Practice provides support, guidance and opens growth opportunities to small and medium sized NZ businesses. WE know that SME’s are the backbone of the economy and when they thrive, so too do families, communities and our economy.
My main role at WE is the CEO. I am the strategic visionary and planner, but I am also a growth advisor and business coach, our Accelerator program creator and facilitator.
I hold a number of Governance roles, including being one of 25 NZ Indigenous Leaders invited onto the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum’s Indigenous Women’s Business Network (IWBN), Co-Founder of Be the Connection Charitable Trust, Board Member for Sport Waitakere, Trustee for the Westy Trust, Committee member on the Careers Advisory Panel for Chartered Accountants Australia NZ (CAANZ), Trustee to the Board of St Peters College and a member of the Manukau Institute of Technology Runanga.
In my current roles I bring a balance of looking at opportunities from both a finance and people perspective. My background in finance with the ASB and owning a Chartered Accounting firm gives me good financial understanding and the desire to build sustainable models. The mother in me, my community focus, my cultural background and purpose and values, gives me the empathy to look at the people aspect. I believe that a good marriage of them both provides a balance that helps to achieve success.
I am a competitive person who likes to do the best I can in whatever I undertake. I have a long history in sport, which is probably where my competitiveness has come from. A NZ and Auckland rep in Cycling, an Auckland rep in Woman’s Cricket, West Auckland Rep in Netball and a black belt in karate has taught me the fundamentals of working hard to be successful.
As well as being Mum to 5 boys, I love sports, travelling, fishing and hanging out with my family.
WE love talking to people and would love to sit down and have a chat with you to see how we can help your business grow.
Be the Connection – CEO, Chair & Co-Founder
St Peters College Board of Trustees – Trustee
Sport Waitakere – Board Member
Westy Trust – Trustee
Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum’s Indigenous Women’s Business Network (IWBN) – Member
St Peter’s College ‘Te Kura Teitei o Hato Petara’ Maori Community – Chairperson
Careers Advisory Panel for Chartered Accountants Australia NZ (CAANZ) – Committee member
Christmas present drive for Children in need
Leadership NZ Alumna 2015
Offers a scholarship to a St Peter’s College leaver going into Business studies with Accounting, including mentoring and work experience – WE Accounting Scholarship
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2/571 Great North Rd