This month, we have Private Director, Rebecca Wright, in the hot seat to tell us about her favourite subjects in high school and the perks of living in Rotorua
What is your role within Deloitte Rotorua and when did you join the firm?
I started with the firm as a graduate in the Auckland office, progressing through a variety of roles and offices (Wellington, Brisbane, Christchurch) and I am now a Deloitte Private Director in Rotorua.
What was your motivation behind getting into this industry?
Walking along side owners of privately owned organisations is unlike anything else. I am engaged by the variety of businesses, the talent of the business owners who are experts in their field, and the clarity we can provide when highlighting trends, raising alarm bells, celebrating milestones and forecasting through the numbers. We can draw on a wealth of business intelligence from the wider firm and scale it to be relevant for our client’s businesses.
What were your favourite subjects at high school? Were they also your best ones?
Commercial and numerical subjects at school were always my favourite, the logic and satisfaction when a formula balanced, a graph highlighted an anomaly, or three dimensional objects could be represented by figures and formula somehow resonated.
What do you do for fun?
Having lived in Rotorua for only three seasons I am still exploring the region. I am a fan of combining the simplest pleasures and contrasting them with the most extravagant delights. I will frighten myself on my mountain bike in the Whakarewarewa forest at sunset armed with a miners headlamp, then after a quick hose down and spruce up head out for delicious small plates and a Volcanic Hills tawny port in town. Rotorua and the wider central North Island has a wealth of culture, adventure tourism and spectacular landscapes that will keep Llewy (my partner) and I entertained and active for many more seasons.
What’s one thing about Rotorua that you think people should know but don’t?
Rotorua is on the tipping point of something spectacular. The collaboration of business owners, the strengthening of the infrastructure and local governance, and the attraction for talented people to live and work in a beautiful region is all aligning. Come and see for yourself! Take a look here.