Chad Wilkie - New Zealand

As a Chartered Accountant by profession, Chad forged a career as a professional advisor to large corporate, and as a senior Partner managing the tax consulting practice of Deloitte New Zealand and Asia Pacific. From 1990 Chad was a member of the National Management Committee (NMC) for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu in New Zealand.

In June 2002 Chad established Ignition Partner Limited to advise companies on strategies for growth from innovation, with an emphasis on Strategy, Capability and Commitment. In 2005 Chad was appointed as an Expert Reviewer for the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology.
Chad Wilkie's special areas of interest are strategic and operational planning for innovative companies, shaping growth companies for capital transactions, and the practical aspects of venture formation.

Chad has worked with many early stage and mature technology companies since 1998 particularly in the niche-manufacturing sector. Recent sector involvement has included medical devices, nutraceuticals and functional foods, light engineering and IT systems.

Chad Wilkie has a BCom from Auckland University, and is a qualified Chartered Accountant and member of ICANZ.