Brett was involved with WK’s move to Xero, becoming Xero Certified and conducting multiple client conversions to the software. He says that despite a shift to more automated and computerised systems within the industry, the underlying core principles of accounting still apply today.

Brett grew up in Canterbury and attended Canterbury University for two years before studying via correspondence through Massey University while working, and attending Victoria University of Wellington for two years.

He has also completed his Associate Chartered Accountancy through Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Outside of work, Brett has a keen interest in speedway and competes at both local events and competitions throughout the country. He came 5th in the 2017-18 Production Saloon New Zealand Championship and 4th in the 2018-19 Championship.

Brett currently volunteers with the Rarangi Surf Life Saving Club as independent committee member and treasurer.