Q&A with Deloitte Private director, Stuart Darvill

Who would have guessed that this director with Deloitte Private in Wellington would be working in the stationery game if he wasn't an accountant? Meet Stuart Darvill.

When did you start out with Deloitte and what role were you in?

I started at Deloitte in February 2014. I joined as part of the Curtis McLean merger as an associate director in the private space.

What part of your role do you enjoy the most?

I like helping my clients succeed - working with ones that are willing to invest the time into the financial side of their business also makes it more exciting. 

What's been one of the most interesting things you’ve experienced at Deloitte?

Just understanding how big our firm actually is, not only across NZ but globally.

If you weren’t an accountant, what would you be and why?

Probably working in my parents’ stationery company. It was the only other job I’d considered before starting my accounting degree.

Where would you go for your dream vacation and what would you do on it?

I'd travel through Europe and experience the culture and history. Compared to Europe, New Zealand has such a short history.

What do you do in your spare time?

I spend it playing with my children and every now and then I go out to dinner with my wife and our friends.

What do you find most satisfying when working with your clients? 

Watching a client’s business grow and helping them along the way.

 Finish this sentence: I wish I could explain to people the value of…

Time, but I don’t think I have quite worked out how to make the most if it either.


Stuart has worked with a wide range of clients over the past 10 years providing accounting compliance and advisory services to individuals, privately owned businesses and not-for profit entities. He enjoys working alongside clients to understand their business in order to provide better advice around growth, tax minimisation and structure.