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Meet our fantastic team!
These are people who make not only ours, but also other businesses in the Manawatu tick.

stuart atkins

Stuart began this practice in 1987 and he has dealt with a variety of businesses and clients over those years gaining a wide range of experience. Stuart likes to be involved with the client right from the start and feels it is important to get the business structure correct to meet the long-term goals of each client and to help ensure asset protection, succession planning, and wealth creation.

Each client has different needs so there is no one fit for all.

Stuart enjoys travelling with his wife Sharon or spending time with his ever-growing family. When the swell map is good you'll find Stuart on his boat with friends in Foxton or on a Thursday afternoon he'll be at the Feilding Golf Club!

Stuart Atkins


Mike Atkins

Mike was born and raised in Feilding and couldn’t be more local. He was born in the Feilding Maternity Ward, attended Lytton Street School, Huntley School and Feilding High School. Mike enjoys spending his free time with his wife Alex and their children Harrison, Scarlett & Fergus and occasionally gets out for a round of golf.

Mike has been with Atkins & Associates since 2007 while completing his studies. He enjoys specialising in small business as it gives him a lot of variety while also allowing him to get to know the clients on a personal level- not just a business one.

“The best part of my job is when a current or potential client walks into my office unsure of their direction or maybe a little overwhelmed with their business, and walks out relaxed, in control and assured of what they need to do next.”

Mike Atkins



Katrina Young


Katrina worked for Stuart for a couple of years straight out of high school before heading overseas for a period of time. Katrina has since moved back to Feilding with her husband and two daughters and started back with Atkins & Associates in May 2017.

Katrina has become an important member of the Atkins & Associates team and brings with her a lot of previous experience and fresh ideas. Katrina completes GST Returns and Financial Accounts.


Jess Stack



Jess started in April 2019 in the role of Office Administrator. Jess brings with her a range of experience with particular strengths in agriculture, payroll, debtors & creditors and enjoys the face to face contact she has with our clients. Jess completes GST returns and Financial Accounts.  

Jess enjoys a challenge and is often the office go to in troubleshooting issues.

When she isn't in the office she is spending time in the outdoors or on the water with her family.


Fiona Thompson



Fiona lives just out of Feilding where she is sharemilking with her husband and two children. Fiona started at Atkins & Associates in October 2022 and brought with her a wealth of knowledge of the farming sector with her diverse farming background. She grew up on a sheep & beef farm in the Waikato and after finishing school she completed a degree in nursing.  

When Fiona is not at work you will find her on the farm or following her children around with their sports.


Renee Southee



Renee lives in friendly Feilding with her husband and her two boys. They own a local tunnel house manufacturing business which they took over after owning a signage business for 5 years. Working in these businesses is where Renee discovered her love for the world of accounting and has experience with payroll, running the accounts, taxes and reporting.

She joined the team here at Atkins and Associates in July 2023.

In her spare time Renee enjoys a weekend packed with watching her family play sports, gardening and exploring the country in their caravan.


Libby Sayring


Libby lives in Palmerston North with her two beautiful girls. For the last 13 years Libby has worked in Early Childhood where she completed her university degree shortly after leaving high school. She has made the jump to Atkins and Associates in April 2024 and has no regrets on the total change of career, as she dives into every aspect with enthusiasm. She is enjoying being the first person to greet everyone as they walk in the door and supporting the team wherever she is needed.

In her spare time Libby enjoys spending time with her children and family, playing netball, and cosying up with a good book.

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