Experience, perspective, professionalism


Consultants are defined as specialists in their field, providing insights and expertise on complex and unique situations. Our consultants Tim Livingstone and John Ballard both draw on their extensive experience, education and knowledge to work closely with individuals and businesses in developing tailored solutions and strategies.

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Areas of Expertise
Corporate Governance, Commercial Advice, Trust Management, Strategic Planning, Succession and Exit Strategy, Cash Flow Forecasting, Budgeting, Share Valuations and Litigation Support

Tim Livingstone


Tim Livingstone joined the practice in 1983 and was a Director of the firm for more than 30 years, including 10 years as Managing Director. Now a valued consultant, Tim provides specialist expertise to help individuals and businesses overcome challenges, capitalise on opportunities, optimise, plan, improve and take their operations to the next level.  He has an unparalleled capacity to help his clients succeed and is passionate about always putting the clients’ needs first.

Tim’s busy and varied career includes implementing significant strategic changes at UHY Haines Norton. During his time as Managing Director, the firm more than doubled in size, developed several specialist business advisory service lines and entered an affiliation with UHY International.

Tim is widely recognised as a business and community leader in West Auckland. He loves to build and create legacies for the community, and has been involved in numerous community projects including the Trusts Stadium, the Lopdell House Development Trust, the Portage Ceramics Trust and the relaunched West Auckland Business Hall of Fame. Through his leadership, the West Auckland Business Club has been providing local businesses with regular networking opportunities, forums, information and advocacy for more than 20 years.

Tim is an experienced professional director on commercial boards with a focus on family-run businesses, private companies and professional firms. He is also involved as a trustee on various community trusts.

While Tim’s expertise embodies all aspects of accounting and business advisory, he is particularly passionate about strategic planning, business case proposals, succession planning, business valuations and litigation support.

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Areas of Expertise
Litigation Support, Family Trusts, Succession and Estate Planning, Commercial Advice, Financial Proposals

John Ballard


John established his accountancy practice more than 40 years ago, merging his firm with UHY Haines Norton (or Butts, Bainbridge and Weir as it was known then) in 2001. Although he stepped down from his role as Director in 2014, he continues to assist clients and complex projects as a consultant.

John is a natural leader. His sense of humour and pragmatic personality are admired by clients, UHY staff members and peers alike. He has a fierce dedication to his clients, renowned for always going the extra mile and inspiring great loyalty and respect.

During his career John has amassed a wealth of practical accounting and business advisory expertise. One of the areas he specialises in is providing litigation support in relationship disputes or shareholder/partner conflicts, and providing evidence as a court-appointed expert. He also specialises in the development and management of family trusts, succession and estate planning, ensuring clients have the right structures and strategies in place to best achieve their objectives.

John’s extensive commercial knowledge results from working with clients across a multitude of industries and sectors, and encompasses business and share valuations, charitable trusts, business cases and financial proposals, creditor and liability protection and insurance to risk among many others.