Stewart Russell


Stewart is a partner in the Audit and Business Services team.  He has over 25 years of experience in the audit and accounting profession and has substantial experience in advising clients across a range of different industries.

He believes in working alongside his clients and specialises in owner managed business and Maori organisations.

Stewart began is career in 1990 in Central London, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant in 1995, and became an audit partner in 2005.

After attending a friend’s wedding in NZ in 2009, he decided that the Far North would be a great place to bring up his family.  He joined PKF Francis Aickin in 2009 and quickly got involved with the local business associations, kindergarten and school.

Personal Interests

Out of the office Stewart spends time with his wife and four children, taking the kids to their various sports, or the beach and tries to escape fishing or to the golf course on odd occasions.


  • Business planning and structures
  • Management accounts, and forecasting
  • Business set ups
  • Business mentoring and coaching
  • Audit
  • Governance controls for Trustees

Specialist Areas

  • Service sector industries, including professional service firms
  • Schools
  • Maori organisations