Dave Lathan

Originally from the UK, Dave started his career within the insolvency industry at PRO Insurance Solutions.

Dave was involved in the analysis, negotiation and execution of complex one-off deals to finalise reinsurance claim settlements. After four years at PRO Dave left the UK on his OE and over the following three years worked within finance departments of the Multi-national Companies Maersk Line, Zorb, and GE Aviation.

Dave came to Tauranga with his kiwi wife Bex, in May 2009 and worked at RHB Chartered Accountants for four years. Dave has been working with Anthony since 2013. Dave’s daughter Stevie was born in 2015. Dave is a “general practitioner” of the accounting industry with experience in many different areas:

Accounting services and taxation advice

The widely touted theory by Malcolm Gladwell states that a skill can be mastered with 10,000 hours of practice.

Dave has over 10,000 hours logged preparing, reviewing and discussing financial statements.

Dave’s methodical and logical method of working is ideally suited to accounting. He has a passion for automating processes, a love for numbers, and has the ability to successfully action tax minimisation strategies that fit within the New Zealand legal framework.


Dave is well experienced in providing structure advice and thrives on devising structures that work from asset protection, governance and tax efficiency perspective. His insolvency and taxation experience has been invaluable.

Dave also has significant management accounting experience.


Dave Lathan has significant experience in providing turnaround and insolvency services, and has worked on over one hundred insolvency files.



Dave is actively involved in the community, notably:

He organises an annual Pink Ribbon Breakfast and Charity Auction, this event has raised thousands of dollars for Breast Cancer NZ.

He volunteers his time to NZ Business Mentors in a way of giving back to the local community.

He has been the Chairman for Link-T (formerly Rocket!) the young professional arm of the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce.

Dave Lathan


Phone: 07 579 3528
Direct: 07 394 4290
Mobile: 021 205 9888
Email: dave@harrislathan.co.nz

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