Paul McCormick

Paul McCormick


Bachelor of Management Studies, University of Waikato


Partner, Privately Held Business and Board Member of Grant Thornton New Zealand


Chartered Accountant (CA) of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants

Paul joined the firm in 1982 in audit, and was admitted to the partnership in 1989. During this time he has been responsible for the audit, taxation, corporate finance and recovery and reorganisation divisions.

Now working in the Privately Held Business division, Paul has a range of clients that operate both large and small businesses. These business owners are often entrepreneurial in style.

Paul specialises in:

  • Business strategy, structuring, development and improvement
  • Business and estate planning/trusts
  • Cashflow forecasting and budgeting
  • Financial management
  • Franchising
  • Ownership structures and issues
  • Taxation advice and efficiencies

In addition to extensive experience in investment, property and importing sectors, Paul has a keen interest in the sports industry and has developed a significant sport-related client base. He has been involved with a number of clients in merger, acquisition, capital raising and public float activities. Paul also has considerable experience with businesses establishing themselves in New Zealand both locally and offshore.

Outside interests

Paul appreciates a good wine, playing golf and travelling. He is an armchair critic of most sports.