January 17, 2019

Key People

Jonathan VE Kennerley, CA (cpp) – Director
Email: jonathan@kco.co.nz LinkedIn

Jonathan has been involved in the accounting industry his entire life, thanks to his father having his own practice.

With degrees obtained in both Accounting and Music from the University of Auckland, he started his accounting career with a lengthy period at a Big Four firm where he developed a high level of professionalism and accounting expertise.

Apart from an invaluable three year stint in London – where he worked in Risk Analytics with a major european bank – Jonathan has focussed his career on public practice tax and business advisory services. As such he has accumulated many years of in depth experience and expertise in these areas.

A key strength of his is the ability to provide understandable, transparent and prompt results in an industry known for it’s complexity; his strong and long-standing relationships with his clients are testament to this.

Jonathan is a bit of a gym and health fanatic and also a serious cricket buff. He lives in Mt Eden, Auckland with his wife and four children.

Kushal A Patel, M.Com, M.Pa – Accountant
Email: kp@kco.co.nz LinkedIn 

Kushal has a Masters in Professional Accounting from the Auckland University of Technology, and has been an integral part of the firm more or less since it’s inception.

Like Jonathan, Kushal has also been exposed to accounting his entire life – his father is the Professor of Accounting at a prestigious university.

He finds great satisfaction in assisting clients with their accounting and taxation needs, whatever they may be. His intellect and broad range of accounting and tax related knowledge – including payroll, GST and income tax – make him a great asset to the firm.

A skilled cricketer, he has played semi-professionally in the UK, and continues to play competitively here in Auckland.

Angelique Henri, CA – Senior Accountant
Email: angelique@kco.co.nz LinkedIn 

Angelique is a highly experienced Chartered Accountant. Her attention to detail, efficiency and excellent communication skills have endeared her to her clients, many of whom are very longstanding.

After an enjoyable stint of over 10 years at Gilligan & Co Chartered Accountants, she joined Kennerley & Co upon Allan Gilligan’s hand over of his practice.

Angelique has expertise in a wide variety of accounting software, and on a broad range of tax issues. As such she is up for a challenge and ready to assist clients whatever their accounting or tax related requirements.

Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her family, including her two children.

Samuel Clark, B.Com – Accountant
Email: sam@kco.co.nz

Sam was born and raised in Auckland and obtained his degree in Finance and Accounting from the Auckland University of Technology. His sharp mind and easy going manner make him an ideal team member.

As well as being involved in a wide range of accounting work, Sam is likely to be the first person you hear when calling our offices, and the first person to greet you when you visit.

Allan has been a Chartered Accountant for over 50 years, and ran his own practice for over 35 of those years. As such, he is a source of tremendous insight and expertise to the firm.

Allan Gilligan, CA – Consultant
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With the knowledge that his clients from his former practice are now well catered for at Kennerley & Co, Allan is available as a consultant to Jonathan.

Outside of this, Allan and his wife Carol run the Gilligan Business School, which specialises in high quality training for bookkeepers.