? Our Accounting Team | Connect2 Chartered Accountants | Tauranga, New Zealand

We help our clients to work smarter, make money and enjoy a work life balance

Here at Connect2 Chartered Accountants we connect and endeavour to form close business relationships with our clients. We are committed to excellence and our enthusiastic and hardworking team is keen to help you succeed.

Jocelyn Gascoigne - Principal of Connect2 Chartered Accountants. B.B.S., C.A.

Jocelyn Gascoigne

Principal of Connect2 Chartered Accountants. B.B.S., C.A.

Jocelyn qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1983 and holds a certificate of public practice with the Australia - New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, having completed her training at Deloitte NZ. Jocelyn has been a principal of Connect2 Chartered Accountants in Tauranga since 2002. Originally from Taranaki she has practiced in the Waikato and has a strong affinity with the rural and small-medium businesses. Her client base covers a wide range of industries in Tauranga, Waikato and both the North and South Islands. Outside the office, Jocelyn enjoys fishing, particularly trout, gardening and avocados (both eating and helping her husband Peter at their orchard).

Fraser Harvey - Growth and Development Advisor

Diana Somerville

Growth and Development Advisor. BAcc., ACA

Diana has a Bachelor of Accounting degree and is ACA qualified. She has over eight years’ experience at a senior accountancy level. She has worked with both small and medium businesses. Diana enjoys the customer relationship side of her role. She has an eye for detail and a focus of “doing things once and doing them right”. She is a keen sportswoman – netball, cricket and the gym are just a few of her sporting interests.

Liam Gao - Tax and Cloud Accounting Advisor

Liam Gao

Tax and Cloud Accounting Advisor. B.B.S., C.A.(Prov)

Liam joined the team in 2017, after making the move to Tauranga with his wife. Liam has a Bachelor of Business Studies majoring in accounting and is provisional member of Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand, currently studying towards becoming a Chartered Accountant. Liam is a real people-person and enjoys building great relationships with his clients. He has a broad knowledge of accounting software programs including Xero and MYOB. Outside of work Liam enjoys playing board games, tramping and wakeboarding, oh and food.


Judith Russell - Commercial and Agri-Business Advisor

Judith Russell

Commercial & Agri-Business Advisor. BBus., AT

Judith has over fifteen years at a senior level in Chartered Accountancy and has been working as an accountant in Tauranga/Te Puke for several years. Judith has a Bachelor of Business degree and has worked with both small and medium businesses, farmers, orchardists and trusts. She is a keen walker and cyclist. Before having children she ran countless full and half marathons. She enjoys gardening, cooking, the movies and sewing.


Natasha Thompson - Accounting and Client Management

Natasha Thompson

Accounting & Client Management

Natasha known as "Tash" is our country girl turn city girl after moving from the Awhitu Peninsula to Tauranga several years ago and is currently studying towards becoming a qualified accountant. Tash enjoys living an active lifestyle in the Bay with husband Bryce and their two daughters. If they're not mountain biking the Redwoods, they're fishing, surfing or spending time in the Coromandel.


Anna Dean - Office Assistant and Marketing Coordinator

Anna Dean

Office Assistant & Marketing Coordinator

Anna joined Connect2 Chartered Accountants in April 2016 and brings with her extensive experience in customer service, office support and marketing. Her strengths lie in her attention to detail, organisational skills and her ability to provide exceptional support to the wider team. Anna came to Tauranga from Auckland and fell in love with the Mount and the lifestyle which she now shares with her young family.


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2 Cameron Road, Tauranga

PO Box 13287, Tauranga 3141

(07) 578 1116

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand XERO MYOB